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Demons fall short in Duroux’s last game at GSHS

The announcement that their coach wasn’t going to be on the floor next season wasn’t quite enough to inspire the Demons to an upset victory over Moffat County Saturday night in Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.

The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team fell just short in a 57-55 nail-biter to Moffat County on a night when head coach Roger Duroux announced prior to the game – Glenwood’s final contest of the regular season – that this would be his last season with the Demons.

Duroux does still have the district tournament next weekend and his team may get another shot at Moffat County.



A tight game throughout, the Bulldogs looked to have the game wrapped up with the ball and a 57-53 lead with just 26 seconds left in the game.

It wasn’t the case.



A turnover gave the Demons possession a second later and a technical foul on Moffat’s Pablo Loya with 17 seconds remaining allowed Glenwood a chance for the rally.

Sean Flohr hit both technical foul shots to cut the lead to 57-55. The Demons missed the ensuing offensive chance, but forced a jump ball and got possession with 3 ticks on the clock.

It wasn’t to be, however, as time expired before Flohr could fire the potential game-winner.

In the last home games of their high school careers, Timon Fish and Andrew Blake each scored 15 points to go along with 17 and 15 rebounds, respectively. Flohr netted 14 points.

Anthony Loughran led Moffat with 28 points and Loya scored 15.

On Friday night, Steamboat Springs had three players in double figures to upend the Demons 66-52 and earn a season series split.

John Daschle lead all scorers with 20 points, while Cory Moore and Cameron Burney netted 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Fish and Blake had solid performances for Glenwood with 17 and 11 points, respectively, but the Demons couldn’t overcome a sub-par night from leading scorer Flohr, who scored just three points.

Steamboat got out to a 12-8 lead after the first quarter and extended the advantage to 27-15 by halftime.

The Demons’ offense ratcheted up in the second half with 36 points, but couldn’t dig into Steamboat’s lead as the Sailors sealed the contest with a 24-point fourth quarter.

The Western Slope League district tournament begins Tuesday with pigtail games between Delta and Battle Mountain. Glenwood and Steamboat open tournament play Thursday.

Saturday – Moffat County 57, Glenwood Springs 55

Moffat County 20 17 8 12-57

Glenwood Springs 14 19 7 15-55

MOFFAT COUNTY – Grinolds 0 0-0 0, Skowronski 1 2-2 4, Palmer 2 0-0 4, Padon 1 0-0 2, Duran 0 0-1 0, Loya 6 0-1 15, K. Loughran 2 0-0 4, Eitel 0 0-0 0, A. Loughran 13 2-2 28. Totals 25 4-6 57.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Timon Fish 5 5-7 15, Forrest Lowell 0 0-0 0, Jesse Hansen 2 0-0 5, Marco Salmen 1 2-4 4, Jeff Screen 0 0-1 0, Jeremy Ureche 0 0-0 0, Sean Flohr 4 4-5 14, Andrew Blake 6 3-4 15, John Faris 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 14-21 55.

3-pointers – Loya 3; Hansen, Flohr 2. Fouled out – none. Technicals – Loya.

Friday – Steamboat Springs 66, Glenwood Springs 52

Glenwood Springs 8 7 16 20-52

Steamboat Springs 12 15 15 24-66

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Andrew Blake 4 2-2 11, Timon Fish 7 0-0 17, Sean Flohr 1 0-0 3, Jesse Hansen 2 0-0 6, Marco Salmen 2 0-1 4, Jeff Screen 0 3-4 3. Totals 19 5-7 52.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Borvansky 4 0-1 8, Burney 5 0-2 10, Daschle 8 1-4 20, Lobato 0 4-4 4, Moore 4 4-6 13, Rey 2 0-0 4, Sherrill 3 0-0 7. Totals 26 9-17 66.

3-pointers – Fish 3, Hansen 2, Lowell, Blake, Flohr; Daschle 3, Moore, Sherrill. Fouled out – none. Technicals – none.

Girls

The Glenwood Demons didn’t earn a sweep over two of the top teams in the 4A Western Slope League on the season’s final weekend, but they certainly gained some confidence.

Glenwood downed Steamboat Springs 60-52 on Friday night and had a solid effort in a 61-54 loss to league champion Moffat County Saturday.

Against Moffat (12-0, 16-3), which hasn’t lost a league contest in two seasons, Glenwood led by as many as seven points in the third quarter.

There was no stopping Laurel Mortensen, however.

The Bulldogs went on a 10-0 run to gain the lead and Mortensen tallied 16 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter to seal the contest.

Megan McKinnie paced Glenwood for the second consecutive night with 17 points, and five other players had six points each.

On Friday night in Steamboat Springs, McKinnie scored 24 points and Jeri Polowchena added 14 points and 16 rebounds as Glenwood downed the Sailors 60-52.

The Demons shot 50 percent from the field and turned the ball over just 22 times. No other information was made available.

Moffat County 61, Glenwood 54

Moffat County 19 6 10 26-61

Glenwood Springs 12 14 15 13-54

MOFFAT COUNTY – Ashley Bishop 0 0-2 0, Laurel Mortensen 11 7-8 30, Hafrell 1 0-0 3, Katie Schafer 1 1-2 4, Amanda Tomlinson 2 4-4 8, April Sanchez 1 1-2 3, Jeni Jones 3 0-0 6, Brandi Telfer 3 1-2 7. Totals 22 14-22 61.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Cassie Carlson 3 0-2 6, Megan McKinnie 4 8-18 17, Amanda Whiting 3 0-0 6, Keegan Nadon 2 1-2 6, Amber Sutherland 3 0-0 6, Jeri Polowchena 2 1-1 5, Nikita Daniely 3 0-0 6, Courtney McCallum 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 10-15 54.

3-pointers – Mortensen, Hafrell, Schafer; McKinnie, Nadon. Fouled out – none. Technicals – none.


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