Prep basketball roundup: Glenwood Springs boys take down Battle Mountain |

Prep basketball roundup: Glenwood Springs boys take down Battle Mountain

After struggling a bit in the first half, Glenwood Springs’ boys basketball team put it all together in the second half to defeat visiting Battle Mountain on Friday, 58-42.

Mike McGraw paced the Demons, who improved to 8-8 overall and to 2-4 in the 4A Western Slope League, with 20 points. Randy Burbidge chipped in with 15 points and Kellin Casey had 13.

“I thought the boys played hard tonight,” Glenwood coach Cory Hitchcock said. “We came out and struggled a little bit in the first half. I really chatted with the guys at halftime about playing defense and putting pressure on them. We came out and held Battle Mountain to 13 in the second half.”

The Grand Valley boys basketball team scored a big road win over Cedaredge on Friday night, 56-44.

The Cardinals were led by Trever Smith, who scored 21 points and pulled down five rebounds. Trent Reidle notched a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Jacob White added 13 points and 5 boards for Grand Valley (8-3 overall, 4-1 in the 3A WSL).

The Cardinals played efficient basketball, committing only nine turnovers in the contest.

“It was a really great team win,” Cardinals coach Jake Higuera said proudly. “Everyone from the starters to the guys on the bench did the little things to help us win. It’s never easy to go into Cedaredge and come away with a win.”

The Grand Valley girls rolled past Cedaredge, 55-35, on Friday.

The Cardinals got ahead early and never looked back, leading 20-6 after the first quarter.

Rocio Roman’s scored 12 points and Haley Johnson added 11 in a balanced attack.

Kristen Schubert chipped in with 9 for Grand Valley (7-3, 4-1 3A WSL).

“We came out early and were firing on all cylinders,” Cardinals coach Mike Johnson said. “The girls played very hard tonight, our offense was sharp and our defense got to [the Bruins] early in the game.

Coal Ridge’s boys held on for a 52-48 win at Gunnison on Friday.

Tyler Guettler’s 16 points led the Titans, who improved to 3-7 overall and to 2-2 in the 3A WSL with the win. Alec Herrera finished with 11 points and Cody Walls had 10.

Herrera hit a buzzer-beater at halftime from beyond 30 feet.

Defense propelled Coal Ridge’s girls to a 36-19 win at Gunnison on Friday.

The Titans didn’t allow a point in the second quarter, taking a 24-6 lead into halftime.

Paige Ryan paced Coal Ridge (5-5, 2-2 3A WSL) with 10 points. Alicia Hampton finished with eight and Amanda Wenzel scored six.

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