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LONGMONT — It’s tough to play from behind in a basketball game. So when the Skyline girls basketball players found themselves in an early hole against No. 9-ranked Roosevelt, they knew it would be a long night.

“Against a team like this, they’re up by 20 if you have a 30-second lapse,” Falcons head coach Tina Skidmore said.

The Falcons (10-12, 6-7 Tri-Valley League) lost 70-47. They didn’t score through the first six minutes of the game and trailed 21-4 at the end of the first quarter.

Carissa Curtis led the Falcons with 10 points.

“They were shooting lights out and we were hitting nothing,” Curtis said. “They definitely got us down early.”

Skidmore said she felt her team played a decent game. They just couldn’t stop Roughriders point guard Gabby Ramirez, who scored 19 points and wreaked havoc on offense and defense.

“Most teams that we’ve played, we’ve either been as quick as them or quicker,” she said. “We don’t have anyone that can match her speed.”

The Falcons’ final game of the regular season will be at Fort Morgan on Friday. Freshman forward Naomi Barron, who blocked four shots and grabbed 11 rebounds to add to her six points, said it will be important for the Falcons to finish the season with a win.

“We want to come out with a win,” Barron said. “We’re going to do some new offenses and defenses to mix it up and see what we can do with it.”

The Falcons beat Fort Morgan 54-49 in the teams’ first meeting on Jan. 24.

Brad Cochi can be reached at bcochi@times-call.com.

Roosevelt 70, Skyline 47

At Skyline HS

ROOSEVELT (17-5, 13-0)

Jaycox 5 0-0 14, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Seele 3 2-2 8, K. Placke 2 0-0 5, Eidson 6 7-7 21, H. Placke 0 1-2 1, Ramirez 9 0-1 19. Totals 25 10-12 70.

SKYLINE (10-12, 6-7)

Spencer 3 0-0 6, Emanuel 0 0-0 0, David 1 0-0 2, Mastriona 3 2-2 9, Elcock 3 0-2 6, Barron 2 2-4 6, Curtis 4 2-5 10, Torres 3 2-2 8. Totals 19 8-15 47.

Score by quarters:

Roosevelt 21 18 13 18 — 70

Skyline 4 20 10 13 — 47

3-point field goals — Roosevelt (8): Jaycox 4, Eidson 2, K. Placke, Ramirez; Skyline (1): Mastriona. Total fouls — Roosevelt 12, Skyline 13. Fouled out None. Technical fouls — None.