by David High
ELBERT — The La Veta lady Redskins varsity basketball team hit the road to show their shooting, passing and dribbling abilities at the Elbert Invitational Tournament. The three other participants in the Tournament were Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School of Denver, the Fountain Valley Danes and the host Elbert Bulldogs.
Friday La Veta went face-to-face against Rocky Mountain Lutheran and early on made sure the Eagles knew what they were in for. In the first eight minutes, they exploding to an 18-4 lead. It didn’t get any better for the Lutherans in the next two quarters with the visiting Redskins dominating in the second quarter 20-6 and doing the same in the third at 17-1.
At that point, with La Veta ahead 55-11, the Redskins were substituting freely as they went on to put up a 63-13 victory, their first of the season.
With host Elbert winning easily over the Fountain Valley Danes in other first round match-up, the Redskins were pitted against the host Bulldogs for the championship title Saturday.
La Veta definitely appears to have what it will take for a successful season as they quickly distanced themselves from the Bulldogs who never looked to have much of a chance. The Redskins slowly but surely pulled away from the start to win 44-25. The two impressive wins gave the Redskins the tournament title. No box score or other statistical information was made available by the coaching staff at press time.
The Redskins’ game today against Kim that annually fields very good playoff teams, should be a tough, high quality, early season test for the 2-0 La Veta five. Saturday the Redskins will travel to Manzanola.