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Bulldogs no match for visiting Demons

Playing at Palisade was no problem for Glenwood Springs in Saturday’s Class 4A Western Slope League girls/boys doubleheader at the Dog Pound.The Demon girls used a 23-point performance by Sam Ciani, complemented with a 14-point effort by sophomore guard Sharaya Selsor, to take a 61-38 win over the host Bulldogs.The victory keeps Glenwood firmly in second place in the WSL at 10-1, two games up on third place Rifle, with two games left to play in the regular season next week.Limiting Palisade to 15 points in the first half allowed the Demons to cruise to a 18-point lead at intermission.In the boys game, center Ryan Foraker and forward Michael Flohr scored 19 points each in the Demons’ 62-49 victory. The win – Glenwood’s 10th in league play – allows them to retain their share of first place in the WSL with Battle Mountain.Glenwood travels to Moffat County Friday, then concludes the regular season at home Saturday afternoon against Steamboat.Sweep over Rangely puts Grand Valley on high noteWith a pair of victories over Rangely Saturday, the Grand Valley Cardinals appear to ready for the challenge of the upcoming post-season district tournament later this month.The girls team closed out the Class 2A league season by eking out a 37-34 win over the visiting Panthers. The win allowed the Cardinals to go 8-0 in league play and more importantly, gives them an automatic berth in the 2A regional playoffs, no matter what happens at the district tournament, held at Soroco High School.Katie Bryan and Patty Angel each scored 11 points. Melinda Johnson had 10 in the contest.Grand Valley’s boys ended the league campaign at 7-1 after posting a 97-57 rout on Rangely. Despite, the win, the Cardinals can finish no higher than second place, due to an earlier loss to league-leader Paonia.Dylan Culver led all scorers with 28 points, that included four 3-pointers. Sam McKinley pumped in 17. Luke Braby had 11 points.


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