Glenwood girls, boys basketball topple Montrose |

Glenwood girls, boys basketball topple Montrose

Mike Vidakovich
Special to the Post Independent
Glenwood Springs Demon Mattea Enewold leaps for the net in a game earlier this season.
Chelsea Self/Post Independent

Senior guard Joslyn Spires buried a couple of key 3-pointers midway through the fourth quarter, thwarting a late-game comeback attempt by the Montrose Red Hawks, as the Glenwood Lady Demons shook off an uncharacteristic three-game losing streak by posting a 52-47 victory on Tuesday night at the Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium in Glenwood.

Glenwood, playing with the consistent energy that was a trademark in their games prior to the Christmas break, welcomed back a missing catalyst to their offense, senior point guard Breauna Sorensen, who had been sidelined with a wrist injury since mid-December.

“Breauna brings an added confidence to the floor that allows other players to relax and settle into their game,” Glenwood coach Rhonda Moser said. “Tonight was a great team win. I’m excited to see where we go from here.”

With Sorensen directing the Demon attack, the home team led from start to finish by jumping out to leads of 14-7, and 22-17 in the game’s first two quarters. Montrose kept the contest close and pulled to within 36-33 with 4:18 to play in the game. It was at that critical juncture, following a timeout by Moser, that Spires promptly dropped in a shot from beyond the 3-point arc to give her team some needed breathing room. From that point, the Demons were able to build the lead to 42-37 and never looked back in upping their season’s record to 8-5.

Spires led the Demons in scoring with 22 points. Fellow senior Mattea Enewold was close behind with 18 points and also gathered in six rebounds to lead Glenwood.

The Glenwood girls will be back in action on Friday night when they pay a visit to the Palisade Bulldogs in the 5A Western Slope League opener for the Demons.

In the nightcap game on Tuesday, the Glenwood Springs boys took on a 9-2 Montrose team and it was the Demons, not to be outdone by their female counterparts, who came up with a 49-43 win to complete the evening sweep of the visiting Red Hawks.

Montrose sophomore post player Kaleb Ferguson tried to single handedly keep his team in the game by repeatedly garnering big buckets in the painted area, but when things got tight in the late stages of the second half, it was Glenwood junior guard Sim Wenger who twice pulled a rabbit out of his hat on consecutive instances, hitting deep 3-pointers to give the Demons a narrow 41-38 lead with 3:54 to play in the contest.

Glenwood managed to keep Ferguson at bay in the game’s waning stages, and took advantage of Montrose fouls to march to the foul line and seal the victory, evening the season record at 7-7.

“I was really proud of the way the kids worked on defense tonight and executed our overall game plan,” said Demons head coach Fred Heisel. “We worked very hard to make Montrose earn everything they got.”

Wenger led Glenwood with 17 points. Junior Argeny Renteria was tops in the rebounding department for the Demons with 7.

The Glenwood boys will join the girls on Friday night by traveling to Palisade to take on the Bulldogs.

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