Demons have the chance to make a move this weekend
If the Glenwood Springs basketball teams are going to make a move in Class 4A Western Slope League standings, this weekend would be the time to start.
With six games left in the regular season, the Demons travel to Palisade tonight and host Delta on Saturday.
Tonight’s girls’ game begins at 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games are at the same times at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.
For the Glenwood boys’ team, tonight’s game will drop someone out of the three-way logjam in third place in the WSL. The Demons (3-3, 5-8), Palisade (3-3, 5-8) and Steamboat (3-3, 9-4) are all tied for third behind Rifle and Moffat County.
And, with Rifle, Moffat and Steamboat make up three of the final four Demon games after this weekend, victories will be hard to come by.
The Glenwood boys fell to Palisade 62-45 on the road in their previous meeting this season, but have played well since. The Demons downed Delta (0-6, 2-9) with a buzzer-beating layup by Timon Fish the following night, blew out Battle Mountain on the road the next week and boast a 3-2 record since the last Palisade contest.
The girls’ enter tonight’s contest in the midst of a three-game slide, although the losses came against the WSL’s top three teams.
Glenwood (2-4, 6-7) lost to Palisade at home in their last meeting, but could pull even with the Bulldogs (3-3, 3-10) with a victory tonight. Glenwood had no problem with Delta (0-6, 1-9) in the previous meeting, coming away with a 47-33 victory.
The Demons, however, will be without post players Courtney McCallum and Nakita Daniely, who traveled with the cheerleader team to the national competition in Florida this weekend.
Rifle faces the same two teams as Glenwood this weekend, but on opposite nights. The Bears travel to Delta Friday night and host Palisade on Saturday. Games are at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on both nights for boys and girls, respectively.
The Rifle boys are a perfect 6-0 in WSL play (8-5 overall) and alone in first place. The Bears beat Delta 65-57 in the previous meeting and took down the Bulldogs 60-45.
The Rifle girls are in third place in the WSL with a 4-2 record (8-5 overall) but lost their last two games. Games against Delta and Palisade could cure the slump as the Bears beat both teams by scores of 57-35 and 50-46, respectively, in the previous meetings.
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