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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Fruita Monument’s Riley Snyder scores two of her 19 points Friday night in the Wildcats’ 43-31 victory over Legacy in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Fruita Monument struggled on offense, but the Wildcats’ defense was solid.

The D in Wildcats

Fruita Monument uses tough defense to advance

Turnovers, poor rebounding and inconsistent shooting plagued the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team Friday night.
None of that mattered, ultimately, as the No. 5 Wildcats played suffocating defense in a 43-31 win over No. 28 Legacy in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs.
It was frustrating, even a little nerve-wracking, for Fruita Monument coach Michael Wells, but the defense came through, just as it had all through the regular season.


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