Basalt outguns Glenwood |

Basalt outguns Glenwood

Phil Sandoval

BASALT – Seemingly everyone took a crack at stalling the Basalt girls offense Thursday night.

But no one could stop the Longhorns – not even their timekeeper.

Megan McKinnie’s long 3-pointer pulled Glenwood Springs to within one with 3.8 seconds left on the scoreboard clock. But, in the confusion of a play stoppage, the timekeeper put six seconds up on board.

The extra time didn’t help the Demons, who dropped a 52-48 non-league decision to Basalt after Autumn Caughern and Lauren Redfern scored in the closing seconds.

Caughern caught fire in the final eight minutes.

The senior guard scored nine of a game-high 23 points in the fourth period after going scoreless in the third quarter.

Her 3-pointer with 1:43 left gave Basalt a 46-45 lead. It followed up the score by blocking Keegan Nadon’s shot on the defensive end before giving the `Horns a three-point margin with two free throws a play later.

But McKinnie, who paced the Demons with 18 points, wasn’t about to give up.

With 10 seconds remaining, she drained her third 3-pointer of the second half to set up the mania surrounding the final seconds before Caughern’s clutch field goal.

Thursday’s game was the last Glenwood’s last game prior to the holiday break.

The Demons open league play at home against Palisade on Jan. 10.

Basalt travels to Denver on Saturday for a non-league game at Faith Christian.

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