Glenwood boys, girls teams earn top honors in 5A West Slope League All-Conference selections |

Glenwood boys, girls teams earn top honors in 5A West Slope League All-Conference selections

Glenwood Springs girls basketball coach Rhonda Moser talks with her team during a timeout in the second half of the Class 5A girls basketball semifinals.
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Both Glenwood Springs High School basketball programs earned player- and coach-of-the year honors in the Western Slope League All-Conference selections announced this week.

In the revamped 5A league that included Glenwood Springs, Palisade, Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain this season, several Demons boys and girls players also made first team.

For the boys, junior Sim Wenger was named Player of the Year, and coach Fred Heisel was acknowledged as the Coach of the Year.

Wenger led the Demons this year in the scoring column, averaging 14.3 points per game, while contributing two assists and pulling down 6.6 rebounds per game.

He was joined among the league’s first team All-Conference selections by senior Eric Cordero and juniors Argeny Renteria and Alec Claassen. Honorable mention went to junior Argeny Renteria.

Heisel coached the Demons to a 17-8 overall record, including a 6-0 run through the WSL to win the league title. The Demons bowed out of the state playoffs in the second round.

For the Demon girls, senior Joslyn Spires was named Player of the Year, and coach Rhonda Moser was recognized as Coach of the Year.

Spires averaged 13.6 points per game this season to lead the Lady Demons, while dishing out 2.7 assists and claiming 4.5 rebounds per game. She also averaged four steals per game.

Joining her on the All-Conference first team were fellow seniors Breauna Sorensen, Mattea Enewold and Tori Taylor.

Moser coached the team to this year’s 5A Final Four, where the Demons bowed out in the semifinals to Windsor last week. The team finished 19-7 overall and won a fourth straight league title at 6-0.

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