Glenwood girls top Aspen, improve to 9-0 |

Glenwood girls top Aspen, improve to 9-0

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kelley Cox Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Bryan Derby doesn’t remember ever having a deeper bench to work with.

The fifth-year Glenwood Springs girls basketball coach has seen virtually everyone on his roster step up at one time or another.

“Each game, different people step up at different times,” Derby said. “We’ve learned to play as a team. … This is probably the deepest bench I’ve felt comfortable going to in a long time.”

The Demons put their team brand of ball on display in a 52-22 win over Aspen on Saturday. With players regularly looking to make that extra pass and set up teammates with easy looks, undefeated Glenwood coasted to its ninth victory of the season.

“We wanted to find that open person today,” Derby said. “That’s the one thing I ask, and what did they do? They came out and found that open person.”

Glenwood took a 17-10 lead after a quarter. Holding the Skiers to just four points in the second quarter, the Demons extended the lead to 33-14 at halftime and to 42-20 after three quarters.

Kenzie Kuhn sparked the Demons with a game-high 17 points.

Cassidy Gaddis and Kuhn finished with five assists apiece and Lexie Warkentin added three. Warkentin also chipped in with four steals and six rebounds.

“Coming in, we knew it’d be a tough game,” Aspen coach Jeremy Haack said. “Glenwood’s one of the top teams in the Western Slope for 4A. We knew it’d be a tough game and we just wanted to try to improve and go into the break on a high note.

“Glenwood’s a tough team to play going into the break, but I feel like, as a team, we’re getting better.”

Bailey Everhart led the Skiers (1-4) with 14 points and seven rebounds. Hayley Kremer finished with eight rebounds.

Next up for Glenwood is a Jan. 7 home date with Steamboat Springs. Aspen will host Coal Ridge the same day.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User