The Rangers have four players in double-figures and earn their first victory of the season.

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ESTACADA — With only two returners from last year's team, Estacada doesn't really have a go-to-guy. So it made sense for them to spread the wealth when it came to scoring.

Eli Crombie, Calvin Dryden, Nick Keller and Gabriel Martinez were all in double-figures for the Rangers, helping Estacada beat Elmira 68-57 for their first win of the year on Friday night.

"They played hard as a team," Estacada head coach Kelly Norman said about his squad. "We were committed to playing defense and pushing the tempo on (Elimira)."

Crombie, a freshman, provided the biggest offensive spark for the Rangers, pouring in 15 points off the bench and hitting all three of his 3-pointers.

"I was just able to find some soft spots in the defense and move without the ball," Crombie said. "We spread the floor really well and my teammates set good off-ball screens so that I could get open off of those."

Crombie hit back-to-back triples in his first minute of action, leading Estacada on an 8-2 run which tied the game at 14 at the end of one period.

Even though they were keeping the game close, Estacada was struggling in their half-court defense as they were giving up some wide open looks to the Falcons. Norman recognized this and decided to put a full-court press on Elmira.

The move paid dividends for the Rangers.

Look for extended coverage in the Dec. 14 print edition.

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