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Fruita Monument rallies for win over Demon girls

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Up by a comfortable 13-point margin at halftime, things were looking good for the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team.

Everything changed in the second half, though.

Playing stifling defense, Fruita Monument rallied for a 62-53 win over the Demons on Tuesday.

“They were a tough defensive ballclub,” Glenwood coach Bryan Derby said. “I don’t know. Things just clicked for us in the first half. In the second half, we just couldn’t get rolling.”

Derby’s squad owned a 32-19 lead at halftime, a lead the host Wildcats sliced to 44-41 after three and then completely wiped away with a 21-point fourth quarter.

“In the second half, they came out and really messed with my guards,” Derby said. “That’s what did it for us.”

Kenzie Kuhn led the Demons (12-3) with 18 points in the non-league engagement. Connor Adams contributed 12 points and Lexie Warkentin scored 10.

Kevin Flohr’s 29 points weren’t enough to lift Glenwood’s boys to a win in Fruita on Tuesday.

Behind 21 points from Drew Bridges, the host Wildcats scored a 72-54 win over the Demons.

“We came out flat,” Glenwood coach Cory Hitchcock said. “The boys just didn’t have the energy defensively. We weren’t moving like we normally do offensively. We just couldn’t get a bucket.”

Nick Ciani and Mike McGraw scored nine points apiece for Hitchcock’s squad, which dropped to 11-4 overall.

The Demons return to the court Thursday for a home date with Eagle Valley. Tipoff is 6 p.m. for the girls game and 7:30 p.m. for the boys.

Said Hitchcock: “I know these guys will respond and be ready for league play on Thursday.”

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