Bears roll over GSHS
RIFLE – Describing her performance against Glenwood Springs on Saturday night Renee Laudick said she “just felt good.”In a way, the senior forward, who scored 12 of her game-high 16 points in the first half, summed up the Bears’ effort in a surprising 66-36 rout of the Demons.
Rifle (9-1 overall, 1-0 Western Slope League) was on fire in the game’s first two quarters, opening a 43-18 lead at halftime. Still, even though they were feeling good, the Bears didn’t allow themselves to get too comfortable.”We felt like we couldn’t stop what we were doing, because we know how fast it can turn around,” she said.
The defeat dropped Glenwood’s record to 4-5 and 0-1 in the WSL.After exchanging the lead five times in the opening five minutes, the Bears distanced themselves with a 13-0 scoring run in the end of the first quarter.Laudick started the Bears’ offensive explosion when she hit a mid-range jumper just inside the free throw line and went on to score eight of Rifle’s 13 points in the span.”It was the best run we’ve had in a while,” head coach Rick Schmitz said. “Sometimes in two to three minutes it all comes together.”
And, the Bears’ good flow continued into the second quarter.Rifle outscored the Demons 22-11 in the stanza, leaving Glenwood in a 24-point hole.While the rest of the game was more balanced, the Demons never scored more than nine points in the final two quarters left in the second half.Three other Bears starters – Montanah Matthies, Kristin Guettler and Kristin Neffendorf – all hit for double figures, with 14, 11 and 10 points, respectively.Freshman guard Sharaya Selsor led Glenwood with 14 points coming off the bench.
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