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Demons put it all together against Delta

Phil Sandoval
Post Independent Staff

This was the game Glenwood fans have been waiting for all season ” and opponents have been dreading.

The Demons clicked on all cylinders in Saturday’s 73-34 league win over Delta.

The team’s performance wasn’t a surprise to Glenwood forward Chris Benson. He said the Demons always had the talent to put opponents away. What’s held them back, until now, has been their mental approach.

“Our mental attitude was the biggest thing. We’ve got really fast big guys and two of the best shooters in the state in Sean and Michael Flohr,” Benson said. “Now we’re clicking and playing better.”

The Panthers (1-4, 2-10) found that out quickly.

Glenwood roared off to an 8-0 lead in the game’s first three minutes and never trailed.

Benson and Sean Flohr both concluded the night with double-doubles. Benson hit for 15 points and a game-leading 13 rebounds. Sean Flohr dialed in for 27 points and 12 rebounds.

Center Ryan Foraker also finished in double figures in the scoring column with 12 points. Kyle Clayton topped the Panthers scorers with 11 points.

The host Bulldogs found out Friday the Demons are not a one-person basketball team.

Tyler Shadlow’s back-to-back 3-pointers opened a nine-point, first quarter lead on Palisade. Then the rest of the squad took turns adding baskets ” and distance to Glenwood’s advantage ” for a 64-44 runaway win.

“They were sagging in and they were mostly guarding Sean Flohr and I got some good looks,” said Shadlow.

Left unguarded, the Demons junior drained home a pair of treys for a 12-3 lead which Glenwood kept adding to as other team members picked up the scoring attack.

Post Ryan Foraker provided an inside presence, scoring the bulk of his 15 points inside the paint. Chris Benson added 12 on medium-range shots.

Sean Flohr, Palisade’s main concern going in, managed to pop in 18 points, despite the defensive attention.

“(Palisade) did the same thing last year. And Sean did a great job of looking for the open shooters,” Shadlow said.

All of Shadlow’s nine points came on 3-pointers.

The game, arguably, was decided by the end of the first quarter when the Demons took an 18-6 lead.

Pressured into 20 turnovers by Glenwood’s defense, Palisade trailed by as many 28 points in the contest.

“We played real well tonight and played great defense,” Shadlow said.


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