Demon squads knock down Devils
GYPSUM, Colo. Both Glenwood basketball teams completed weekend sweeps by beating Eagle Valley on Saturday. The boys, after defeating Battle Mountain on Friday, topped the Devils 70-50 to move to 3-1 in the Class 4A Western Slope League standings and 8-5 overall.The girls, who also beat Battle Mountain on Friday, easily slid past Eagle Valley by a score of 55-36. The Demon girls are now 3-2 in the WSL and 9-3 overall.Both Demon teams will hit the road to face Delta on Friday, with the girls playing first at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.
The Coal Ridge boys basketball team won its second Class 3A Western Slope game of the year with a 69-49 win over Hotchkiss on Saturday.After working to a 31-28 lead at halftime, the Titans took hold of the game with a 18-5 third quarter. Coal Ridge held Hotchkiss to one field goal and three free throws in the quarter.
Eric Schmitz led the way with 17 points, Tyler Williams added 12 and Andy Smedra and Skyler James each scored 10. Robbie Higgins chipped in another eight points for the Titans. The Titans evened their WSL record at 2-2 with the win and moved to 5-4 overall.The Titan girls played a very close game with Hotchkiss, but couldn’t come up with win. Coal Ridge lost 54-45 to move to 0-4 in league and 4-5 overall.Both Titan squads will now travel to Aspen on Friday, when the girls will play the Skiers at 5:30 p.m. and the boys will follow at 7 p.m.
The Grand Valley girls basketball team jumped out to a 24-17 lead in the first quarter and controlled the game the rest of the way for a 57-43 win over Paonia on Friday.The Cardinals are now 1-1 in the Class 2A Western Slope League and 8-5 overall. They will be back on the court on Tuesday to face Plateau Valley at 5:30 p.m. The boys will also play Plateau Valley at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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