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Miners drop hard fought battle with Encampment

Miners hold own for three quarters, coach praises 'best team in the state'


January 9, 2019

Mike Armstrong

Miner Devon Grosstick goes up to prevent a basket by a Tiger player at the game on Saturday at HEM.

"Encampment is a good basketball team," Cliff Jones, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School head basketball said. "They are ranked number one and are undefeated. That isn't a 'maybe the team is good', they are good and proved it again today."

Jones said he was pleased how the Miners did overall against the Tigers.

"I thought, except for about a six to seven minute stretch, we played with them," Jones said. "We played well, other than the second quarter where we got 2 points to their 22."

Jones said a team cannot let a team like Encampment start getting on a roll.

"You have to p...

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