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The Glenwood Springs girls’ basketball team jumped out to an early lead against Eagle Valley, but couldn’t put the Devils away until the fourth quarter Saturday night at the Demon Invitational.

Glenwood squandered a 15-point first-quarter lead only to see Eagle Valley come roaring back, before dispatching the Devils 56-40.

With the victory, the Demons sealed the round-robin tournament title with a perfect 3-0 record on the weekend.



“This team came out and played so much better this weekend,” first-year coach Deb Henderson said. “The players had so much more intensity, more energy.”

There was, however, a lapse in the Demons’ intensity.



Glenwood jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter and led 20-6 after the first frame, thanks in part to 10 points by Amanda Whiting.

The Demons, however, could muster just four points in the second quarter as Eagle Valley cut the lead to 24-22 at the half.

“I think we just got lazy,” Henderson said. “We didn’t finish. We didn’t finish our passes, didn’t finish our shots.”

The Devils evened the game at 24-all with the first basket of the second half, but it only served to wake up the Demons.

“I told the kids (at halftime) when we got way down, it would have been really easy to throw in the towel, and we came back to tie it,” Eagle Valley coach Mike Vidakovich said. “I think they just expended too much energy in the comeback.”

Glenwood went on a 14-4 run after the tie score, and never looked back.

The Demons amassed a 42-34 lead by the end of the third quarter and held Eagle Valley to six points in the final stanza.

Whiting led all scorers with 21 points, while point guard Megan McKinnie notched 13 points.

“Megan has taken that role and done great things for this program,” Henderson said. “I’m so proud of the girls. They worked all weekend.”

In Glenwood’s early game Saturday, the Demons rolled by Greeley Central 63-37. Keegan Nadon led the Demons with 14 points, while Whiting and Marina Flores tallied 10 each in the victory.

In the other early game Saturday, Faith Christian defeated Eagle Valley 44-23.

Cris Wall paced Faith Christian with 13 points. Kenzie Shreeve was the leading scorer for Eagle Valley with eight points.

Eagle Valley 6 16 12 6-40

Glenwood 20 4 18 14-56

EAGLE VALLEY – Sarah Brubeck 2 0-1 4, Trista Sandoval 0 0-0 0, Susan Moore 0 2-2 2, Alex Amsden 3 2-2 8, Brooke Baughfman 1 5-6 7, Stacie Santoro 0 0-0 0, Diane Mayne 0 0-2 0, Kenzie Shreeve 0 1-2 1, Kelli Verderber 4 4-5 12. Totals 11 10-24 40.

GLENWOOD – Cassie Carlson 2 0-1 4, Megan McKinnie 6 1-2 13, Amanda Whiting 9 3-5 21, Keegan Nadon 3 0-0 6, Marina Flores 0 0-0 0, Juri Salvidrez 1 0-0 2, Leanna Lawson 0 2-4 2, Jeri Polowchena 3 2-5 8, Emily Hauptli 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 8-17 56.

3-point goals – None. Total fouls – Eagle Valley 15, Glenwood 23. Fouled out – Polowchena. Technicals – None.

Greeley Central 5 8 15 9-37

Glenwood 8 19 22 14-63

GREELEY CENTRAL – Ashley Sandoval 2 1-8 5, Christina Diaz 4 0-0 10, Abby Mayne 2 2-4 6, Jen Erbacher 0 0-0 0, Leslie Brunswick 0 0-0 0, Chelsea Wilkinson 0 1-3 1, Abby Bullington 0 0-0 0, Brooke Carillo 1 0-2 2, Sarah Kargan 0 0-0 0, Melynda Holbeck 6 1-2 13, Jen Bliss 0 0-2 0. Totals 15 5-21 37.

GLENWOOD – Megan McKinnie 6 0-0 13, Amanda Whiting 4 2-3 10, Keegan Nadon 6 2-4 14, Marina Flores 4 0-0 10, Juri Salvidrez 2 1-2 5, Leanna Lawson 0 1-4 1, Kaitlyn Otto 0 2-4 2, Jacy Reynolds 1 0-2 2, Jeri Polowchena 2 1-4 5, Emily Hauptli 0 1-4 1. Totals 25 10-27 63.

3-point goals – Diaz 2, McKinnie, Flores 2. Total fouls – GC 20, Glenwood 21. Fouled out – None. Technicals – None.


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