Demons cruise past Moffat County Bulldogs
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Two games into Class 4A Western Slope League play, the Glenwood Springs girls are sitting on top of the standings.
The Selsor sisters combined for 36 points as the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team turned a highly anticipated match-up against Moffat County into a Demon-controlled 65-49 win on Friday night.”That’s a big game,” Glenwood head coach Bryan Derby said.Glenwood entered the game with a 7-2 overall record and 1-0 in the WSL, while Moffat was 8-2 and 1-0 in the WSL. On Tuesday night, however, it was all Glenwood.The Demons were able to score from the outside, hitting four 3-pointers in the contest, or from the inside, where Glenwood was free of Bulldog post Markie Workman. Workman, a 5-11 star post for Moffat County, was out of the lineup due to an ankle injury suffered in warm-ups before the Bulldogs 62-19 win over Steamboat on Tuesday.”We did have a game plan to work on her (Workman), so we had to readjust our game plan, but I thought the girls did a really good job,” Derby said.
Demon post Kelsie Hert scored 13 points against the Bulldogs, whose backup post Desirae Pearcey sat on the bench for a large portion of the game after getting four fouls in the first 12 minutes of the game.Katrina Selsor followed up her triple-double performance against Rifle on Tuesday night one rebound short of a double double. The junior point guard scored 16 points, had nine rebounds and six assists. Her sister, Sharaya, led the Demons with 20 points, while grabbing six boards and five assists.”Glenwood’s got a good team,” said Moffat County head coach Craig Mortensen. “We knew they would be. They played a great game.”The Demons made the Bulldogs earn every point on offense, playing tight defense that made Moffat work the ball around for long periods of time without an open shot. The Demons also recorded seven blocks as a team, denying the Bulldogs even when they did find a shot.
“This was one of our best defensive games,” Derby said. “Offensively we struggled a little bit. We didn’t get the passes we wanted, but they found a way to win and they dug deep and did it.”After Glenwood went ahead 48-32 at the end of the third quarter, Moffat County point guard Angela Charchalis tried to single-handedly mount a comeback. Of her 27 points, 19 came in the second half as she darted through the lane for layups or knocked down three 3s. She also put a lot of pressure on the Glenwood guards, stealing six passes in the game.”She is a player,” Mortensen said of Charchalis.Glenwood (8-2 overall, 2-0 WSL) will be back in action today as it will travel to Steamboat Springs for another WSL showdown at 4 p.m. Moffat (7-3 overall, 1-1 WSL) will host Rifle today at 6 p.m.It another good game,” Mortensen said of the Rifle-Moffat match-up. “I think we are playing two of the best teams in the league this weekend.”
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