Glenwood boys score lopsided road win at Summit
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
FARMER’S KORNER – The clock was winding down the last seconds of Summit’s season-opening game against Glenwood Springs, when the Tigers’ brought the ball up past mid-court. But before Summit could pass the ball, it was gone, stolen by Glenwood’s Josh Galvan and brought down the floor for an easy layup at the buzzer.
To put it mildly, not much went right for the Summit High boys’ hoops squad Tuesday at home, and things couldn’t have been much better for Glenwood.
Behind 23 points from Kevin Flohr and 17 from Galvan, Glenwood cruised to a 93-37 win.
“It was nice to get our first game under our belts. We lost so many seniors from last year’s team. It was a good showing,” Glenwood head coach Greg Hire said. “We’re not really tall, so we need to get the ball up and down the court and get our shots working. I thought we did that very well.”
As for the Tigers, junior captain Keynan Roggasch had a pretty simple solution for his team’s play.
“We just need to get better,” said Roggasch, who led Summit with 16 points.
The game started out promising for Summit, with Roggasch finishing off a three-point play to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead out of the gates. It would be their last lead of the game, though.
A pair of early pull-up jumpers from Galvan helped Glenwood pull away in the first quarter, and his 10 second-quarter points gave the visitors a 40-19 lead at half.
The first half wasn’t without bright spots for Summit, though, as Roggasch went a perfect 5-of-5 from the field and finished with 12 of his team’s 19 points after two quarters.
Roggasch finished the game hitting seven of his 10 shots from the field, but it just wasn’t enough to counter Glenwood’s high-powered attack.
In all, Glenwood had four players finish the game with double-digit scoring totals. In addition to Flohr and Galvan, Michael McGraw and Russell Collins had 16 and 12 points, respectively.
The Tigers started three freshmen in the game – guards Coy Coker and Markeith McDonald and forward Nolan Rookey. Coker, who set up the Tigers’ offense from the point, hit two 3-pointers in the game and finished with six points. Rookey scored six points, as well, while McDonald finished with three.
Junior Tommy Frederick also scored six points for the Tigers.
Though the lopsided loss wasn’t an ideal start for Summit, which didn’t win a game all of last season, Roggasch isn’t too concerned about his team’s future, especially given the potential of its young squad.
“We just need to work hard in practice and get better,” he said. “It’s just up to all the players to get focused and play.”
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