Demons carry momentum into Basalt |

Demons carry momentum into Basalt

Staff Report

The Glenwood Springs boys’ and girls’ high school basketball teams enter tonight’s game in Basalt with some momentum.

The Glenwood boys’ team won its first game of the season Saturday night at the Demon Invitational. The 72-64 victory over Eagle Valley featured another solid effort from sophomore Sean Flohr (20 points) and also saw the return of Andrew Blake, who scored 11 points and adds some size for the Demons (1-4) down low.

The Class 3A Basalt boys’ team is still in search of its first win of the season. Tonight’s game won’t be an easy one, playing up a class against 4A Glenwood. The Longhorns did have its closest game of the young season against a 4A squad, falling to Moffat County 65-62.

The Longhorns and Demons do have a common opponent in Roaring Fork. Both teams lost to the Rams – Basalt falling 71-59 and Glenwood losing 67-64 in the season opener.

On the girls’ side, Basalt and Glenwood are both off to solid starts this season.

The Demons (4-2) dropped its first two games of the season, but won its last four, including a 40-35 victory over Class 5A Fruita Monument Tuesday night.

Basalt is 2-2, but both losses came to Class 4A opponents. The Longhorns fell 60-61 to Rifle and lost 68-57 to undefeated Steamboat Springs. Basalt is coming off an 84-60 victory over rival Roaring Fork Tuesday night. The Rams defeated Glenwood 61-45 in the season opener.

The girls’ game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., while the boys play at 7:30 p.m.

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