Lange's 21 rebounds sparks Fort Collins in win

Lange's 21 rebounds sparks Fort Collins in win


Lange's 21 rebounds sparks Fort Collins in win


Fort Collins High School needed a statement win in girls basketball action and got one Wednesday night on the road at Loveland.

Facing an undefeated Indians squad in hostile territory, Fort Collins dominated Loveland from start to finish and made the short trip back home with a 62-46 victory.

Nicole Lange, a senior, was a monster for the Lambkins (3-2, 1-0 Front Range League), scoring a game-high 17 points and topping that effort with a remarkable 21 rebounds. She had been averaging 9.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game until Wednesday’s victory.

Also coming up key for Fort Collins was Payton Humpal, who scored 14 points. Kasey Dietrich and Ashley Evans scored 10 apiece.

Colissa Bakovich led Loveland (7-1, 0-1) with 10 points.

WINDSOR 53, GREELEY CENTRAL 31 — The Wizards continued their strong start to the season when they took care of Greeley Central in the Poudre Tournament.

Led by 6-foot senior forward Korbyn Ukasick’s 14 points, Windsor (5-2) made sure Central (2-3) never stood a chance, winning each individual quarter en route to a 22-point victory.

Defense was also key for the Wizards, holding the Tigers to single digits in each of the first three frames. Brooke Pemberton and Maggie Griggs each chipped in for Windsor, scoring 9 and 8, respectively.

POUDRE 54, STERLING 36 — Sterling had to face a hot Poudre team in back-to-back games and in each, it was the Impalas coming out on top.

It was all Impalas in the first of two games Poudre would play Wednesday, jumping out to a 25-13 lead at the half. Myanne Hamm was the star, leading Poudre by recording a double-double, scoring 14 points and bringing down 11 rebounds.

Ashley McDaniel also came up big, posting a game-high 16 points.

POUDRE 59, MTN. VIEW 24 — Poudre kept on rolling in Game 2 , blowing out Mountain View thanks to a total team effort.

It was once again Hamm who had a big night for the Impalas (5-1), scoring 13 points, but also playing well was McDaniel with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Her sister, McKenzie McDaniel, scored 11 as well.

Poudre’s junior class trio of McDaniel, McDaniel and Hamm all had four steals each.


WINDSOR 48, ROOSEVELT 27 — Windsor picked up a dominating victory on the road, taking care of its top rival, Roosevelt.

The Wizards won in eight of the 14 weight divisions and recorded six pins and one pinfall.

Wednesday marked the 42nd consecutive dual win for Windsor, which is believed to be the third or fourth longest in state history.


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