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December 14 2003 Glenwood Springs
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The Demons just needed a their home floor to get comfortable and in the flow this season.

After opening its season with two loses and sub-par performances at the Brenda Patch Tournament in Carbondale last weekend, the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team racked up three victories and pulled above .500 at the Demon Invitational round robin held Friday and Saturday at Glenwood Springs High School.

“It was one of our preseason goals,” said Glenwood second-year head coach Deb Henderson of going 3-0 at the tourney. “It’s always nice to come in and not let anybody beat us in our house.”



It was also the second straight season the Demons struggled at the Brenda Patch, but went undefeated at their own tournament.

The Class 4A Demons opened the tourney with a 61-47 victory against Faith Christian on Friday night and followed it up with a 64-42 win against 4A Greeley Central on Saturday morning.



In Saturday’s nightcap, both Glenwood and Eagle Valley showed signs of fatigue, but the Demons battled to a 45-37 win for the perfect tourney run.

“It wasn’t pretty,” said Henderson of the win over Eagle Valley. “But I guess when you’re playing ugly and you win an ugly game it’s a good thing.”

Ugly or not, Glenwood’s power players looked pretty good against Eagle Valley.

Seniors Nikita Daneily and Amber Sutherland, along with freshman Sam Ciani, accounted for 28 of Glenwood’s points and controlled the paint throughout the game.

“When you have three big girls like that it’s hard for teams to guard all three,” Henderson said.

Daneily, who finished with 10 points, got the Demons rolling with Glenwood’s first six points as the teams finished the first quarter knotted at 6-all. Glenwood edged out in the second period for a 19-14 advantage at halftime.

Glenwood scored the first eight points of the second half to take a 12 point lead and the Devils never got closer than seven the remainder of the game.

Ciani led the Demons with 12 points and, along with Sutherland (six points), had a solid night rebounding. Guard Keegan Nadon finished the game with seven points and also netted a key trey in the third quarter to stymie an Eagle Valley run.

Trista Sandoval paced the Devils with 12 points.

In the Saturday morning contest against Greeley Central, 10 Glenwood players had at least one field goal and the Demons put the game away early with a 46-19 lead at the half. Emily Hauptli and Amanda Whiting each scored 11 points to pace the Demons.

The Demons didn’t have the luxury of an early lead in Friday’s game against Faith Christian. The Eagles jumped out to a 16-9 advantage in the first quarter, but Glenwood reined them in during the second stanza, led by two points at halftime, and built on its lead in the second half.

Guard Yuri Salvidrez and Sutherland each scored 16 points and Ciani netted 10.

“Yuri and (Nadon) had a great weekend,” Henderson said of her guards.

Cristen Wall and Kristie Zevenbergen both reached double figures for Faith Christian with 16 and 10 points, respectively.

Glenwood (3-2) plays host to Fruita Monument Tuesday night and Basalt on Thursday prior to the holiday break.

Saturday’s games

Glenwood Springs 45, Eagle Valley 37

Eagle Valley 6 8 11 12″37

Glenwood Springs 6 13 16 10″45

EV ” Rachel Sandoval 2 0-0 4, Trista Sandoval 4 4-8 12, Brianna Ehlert 0 0-0 0, Heather Mann 2 3-6 7, Whitney Beasley 1 1-4 3, Stacie Santoro 2 0-0 4, Kenzie Shreeve 3 1-3 7, Kelli Verderber 0 0-2 0. Totals 14 9-23 37.

GS ” Yuri Salvidrez 2 0-0 4, Amanda Whiting 2 0-0 4, Keegan Nadon 3 0-2 7, Emily Hauptli 1 0-0 2, Amber Sutherland 1 4-7 6, Nikita Daneily 3 4-4 10, Amber Kitchens 0 0-0 0, Haley Carmer 0 0-0 0, Sam Ciani 3 6-6 12. Totals 15 14-19 45.

3-pointers ” Nadon.

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Glenwood Springs 64, Greeley Central 42

Greeley Central 7 12 9 14″42

Glenwood Springs 26 20 4 14″64

GC ” Ashley Angelo 0 1-2 1, Leslie Brunswick 1 2-2 4, Brook Carrillo 1 0-0 2, Korina Hernandez 3 3-5 9, Melynda Holbeck 1 2-2 4, Brittany Knott 1 0-0 2, Abbey Liechliter 4 0-0 0. Pamela Mariscal 2 1-2 5, Abby Mayne 1 2-2 4, Amy Wall 1 1-2 3. Totals 15 12-17 42.

GS ” Haley Carmer 1 2-3 4, Sam Ciani 3 0-0 6, Nikita Daneily 3 1-4 7, Merina Flores 0 0-0 0, Emily Hauptli 3 5-8 11, Amber Kitchens 3 0-0 7, Keegan Nadon 2 0-0 6, Jacy Reynolds 3 0-0 6, Yuri Salvidrez 1 0-0 2, Amber Sutherland 1 2-4 4, Amanda Whiting 5 0-0 11. Totals 25 10-19 64.

3-pointers ” Kitchens, Nadon 2, Whiting.

Friday’s game

Glenwood Springs 61, Faith Christian 47

Faith Christian 16 7 10 14″47

Glenwood Springs 9 16 19 17″61

FC ” Bailey Fricks 0 2-3 2, Grace Friedman 1 1-2 3, Natalie Gordon 2 0-3 4, Jessica Keiter 3 0-0 6, Shannon Kirby 3 0-0 6, Cristen Wall 5 6-7 16, Kristi Zevenbergen 5 0-2 10. Totals 19 9-17 47.

GS ” Sam Ciani 5 0-2 10, Nikita Daneily 2 2-2 6, Marina Flores 0 0-0 0, Emily Hauptli 2 0-0 4, Keegan Nadon 3 0-0 6, Yuri Salvidrez 6 3-4 16, Amber Sutherland 8 0-7 16, Amanda Whiting 1 1-2 3. Totals 27 6-17 61.

3-pointers ” Salvidrez.


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