Prep Basketball Roundup: Devils top Demons
Madeline Lounsberry’s big night lifted Eagle Valley’s girls basketball team to a 50-48 win in Glenwood Springs on Friday.
“She was on fire,” Demons head coach Jacky Gaddis said of Lounsberry’s 30-point performance.
Gaddis’ squad lost for the first time this season.
Madi Spence led Glenwood, now 4-1 overall, with 15 points. Delaney Gaddis added 12 points and Kenzie Nelson-Buehler finished with eight.
Eagle Valley improved to 4-2 with the win.
Nelson-Buehler’s 16 points helped Glenwood to a 58-41 win at Summit on Tuesday. Hailey Armstrong added 11 points and Laura McDermott chipped in with 10 for the Demons.
Glenwood jumped out to a quick start against the Tigers, taking a 16-5 lead after a quarter.
The effort was there, but Glenwood’s boys just couldn’t muster enough offense in a 53-41 loss to visiting Eagle Valley on Friday.
“We missed a lot of little bunnies in the lane,” Demons coach Cory Hitchcock said. “There were a lot of easy shots we normally knock down, but I’m really proud of my guys’ effort. The defensive effort was definitely there. They did a good job of battling. We just couldn’t put the ball in the bucket.”
Grant Fegan led Glenwood, now 1-5 on the season, with 11 points. Gabe Yen chipped in with eight and Jared Gambrel five.
Juan Baca led a balanced effort for the Devils (5-1) with 13 points. Travis Edgar and Sam Lounsberry finished with 12 apiece.
Joey Kuheim’s 13 points led a balanced attack for Rifle’s girls at Steamboat Springs on Friday, helping the visiting Bears to a 44-29 win.
Chante Church chipped in with 10 points for Rifle, now 3-2. Kimmie Rausin scored nine points and Taylor Walters seven.
The Bears held the Sailors to single digits in three out of four quarters.
Rifle’s boys were upended, 35-33, in a defensive affair up at Steamboat Springs on Friday.
Trenton Brown paced the visiting Bears (2-3) with 10 points. Tanner Quick finished with seven points, while Clinton Farr and Jake Statler finished with six apiece.
Wyatt Hurst’s 16 points paced Grand Valley’s boys basketball team in an 84-43 loss at Moffat County on Thursday.
The Cardinals dipped to 1-5 with the defeat.
Grand Valley’s girls also lost to Moffat County, falling by a count of 52-31. The lady Cardinals are 3-2 on the season.
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