Demons finish regular season with victories
Last year, Palisade upset the Demons in their regular-season finale.
Not this year.
The Glenwood girls left no doubt in this one as they beat the Bulldogs 74-29 in their last regular season game Friday night.
“They beat us last year, so we had some payback to get,” said Glenwood head coach Bryan Derby.
Glenwood was aided by a strong rebounding performance ” one that netted 52 boards. The Demons now enter the postseason with an 18-3 overall and 12-1 Class 4A Western Slope League record.
The Glenwood boys team also beat Palisade on Friday night, although the score was unavailable at press time. The Demons wrapped up their regular season with a 14-6 overall record and 9-5 WSL mark.
Both squads now await Sunday’s 32-team playoff bracket announcement, which will be released by the Colorado High School Activities Association on Sunday.
Roaring Fork boys, girls go out with win
CARBONDALE ” Playing on a senior night that honored eight Rams, the Roaring Fork girls basketball team hammered out a 46-29 win over Coal Ridge on Friday night.
The Ram boys only had four seniors to honor, but was able to reward them with a 53-39 victory over the Titans.
After taking a 10-9 first quarter lead, the Ram girls built a big cushion with a 13-3 second quarter. The Titans cut Roaring Fork’s lead to 29-21 at the end of the third quarter, before the Rams ran away.
Rebecca Roeber and Nikki Smeins led the charge with 10 points each, while Celeste Comings chipped in eight.
Roaring Fork (13-6 overall, 10-4 Class 3A Western Slope League) will now begin district play with a game on Tuesday. There are more games to be played today, so the Rams don’t yet know their opponent.
The Roaring Fork boys (15-4 overall, 11-3 WSL) clinched the No. 2 seed and will play a home district game on Wednesday against the to-be-determined No. 7 seed.
The Coal Ridge girls (11-7 overall, 7-6 WSL) will conclude its regular season today at WSL foe Gunnison. The Coal Ridge boys (12-6 overall, 8-5 WSL) will also be at Gunnison for their last regular season contest.
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