Demon girls, boys ousted in first round of 4A state tourney |

Demon girls, boys ousted in first round of 4A state tourney

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Mustering just 11 points in the second half, Glenwood Springs fell to Thomas Jefferson, 50-33, in the first round of the Class 4A boys basketball state playoffs at Massari Arena in Pueblo on Friday.

Playing a clean first half that was virtually void of turnovers, the 20th-seeded Demons took a 22-21 lead into halftime against their 13th-seeded foes.

But it all unraveled in the second half.

“We just turned the ball over in the second half,” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said. “They were silly turnovers. We just weren’t executing the offense in the second half like we were in the first half.”

Kevin Flohr’s 11 points paced the Demons, who wrapped the season with an 18-6 record. Nick Ciani and Willy Pelland scored six apiece.

“We still kept our heads up,” Hitchcock said. “We still kept fighting, and that’s all I can ask for. We definitely had a great year, a fun year. I’m looking forward to getting back to work in April. We’ve got work to do.”

Sir Michael Boston and Eric Andres finished with 10 points apiece for Thomas Jefferson, which improved to 14-10 and will face either Frederick or Pueblo West in the second round at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

The 2010-11 season also came to an end for Glenwood’s girls on Friday in Broomfield. The 15th-seeded Demons dropped their first-round meeting with No. 18 Golden, 54-40.

Glenwood wrapped its season with a 19-5 record.

Golden improved to 19-5.

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