Demons, Bears roll in Black Canyon Tournament in Montrose

Joelle MilholmGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

MONTROSE – Taking a commanding 31-9 lead at halftime, the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team easily rolled to a 64-34 win over Centauri in the opening round of the Black Canyon Tournament in Montrose Friday afternoon.The Demons (2-2) got off to a great start after Class 3A Centauri hit only one of 14 field goals in the first quarter. Class 4A Glenwood on the other hand, scored 13 unanswered points to go up 13-2 at the end of one.Donnie Jennert came off the Glenwood bench to have a huge game for the Demons, scoring 17 points, pulling down five rebounds and getting four steals.Also on Friday afternoon in the Black Canyon Tournament, the Rifle boys basketball team knocked off 3A Bayfield 83-58. The 4A Bears (2-3) used a tough defense to advance to the second round where they will now play rival Glenwood in the semifinals of the tournament at 9:40 a.m. today. The winner of the game will play in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. The loser will play in the consolation semifinals at 2:40 p.m.Rifle girls bust Bayfield, GSHS girls stay undefeated Alissa Skinner’s back-to-back 3-pointers in the third quarter gave the Rifle girls basketball team a lead it never lost on way to a 57-42 win over Bayfield in the Black Canyon Tournament in Montrose.Down 29-21 at half, the Bears battled back and regained its first lead since the opening minutes when Skinner drained two threes to put Rifle up 35-31 with two minutes to go in the third quarter. With solid play from Quincey Snyder and Sandy Samson, Rifle continued to add to its lead in the game’s remaining minutes.The Bears (2-3) will now play the winner of Friday’s Eagle Valley-Montrose game in the semifinals of the tourney today at 11:20 a.m. The Glenwood girls stayed perfect not only in the Black Canyon Tournament in Montrose, but also on the season with a 73-50 victory over Pagosa Springs on Friday.The Demons, who are now 5-0 on the year, were ahead only 34-30 at halftime, but pulled away in the final two quarters to secure the win. Glenwood Springs will now take on Pueblo West, which beat Palisade on Friday, in the semifinals of the tourney at 11:20 a.m. today. If the Demons win and/or the Bears win, the two teams will play in the championship game at 6 p.m. If either or both loses, they will play in the third-place contest at 4:20 p.m.

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