Demons roll to casual win |

Demons roll to casual win

Jeff CaspersenPost Independent StaffGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Hold a team to right around 20 points a half and even a modest offensive effort should suffice on most nights.That’s exactly what Glenwood Springs boys basketball team did to visiting Battle Mountain on Friday, outscoring the Huskies 34-20 in the second half to run away with a 65-41 win.The Demons, playing their third game in four days, somehow summoned the energy to put Battle Mountain away with their legs in the second half.”Basically, we needed to start running,” said Glenwood guard Kevin Screen, who poured in a game-high 16 points. “That’s really our game. We just started pushing the ball down the court.”And defense played a big part in that as the Demons (7-4 overall, 3-2 in the 4A Western Slope League) kept the Huskies on their toes and coughing up turnovers, many of which led to layups.”That’s a good ballclub,” Battle Mountain coach Philip Tronsrue said of Glenwood. “You try to stop Screen, you try to stop (Dakota Stonehouse), then they bring in the big kid (6-foot-8 Donnie Jennert). It’s tough.”Jennert and Stonehouse were right up there among the Demons’ offensive leaders. Jennert finished with 13 points and Stonehouse added nine points and five assists. The latter proved pesky on defense as well, snagging five steals. Connor Riley threw in 12 points.After building a lead that reached a peak of 18 points in the first half, Battle Mountain rallied to pull within 10 (31-21) by halftime.The Huskies traded baskets with Glenwood to start the third quarter in an effort to hang around, but the Demons turned up the heat on the cold winter night by finishing the frame with a 7-0 run. Battle Mountain didn’t connect on a single shot during the final 4 minutes and 15 seconds.”We were feeling good, doing some good things, and then the fourth quarter rolls around and the bottom drops out,” said Tronsrue. “We wanted to keep them from pushing the ball really hard up the floor. We talked to them about eliminating the half-court to three-quarter-court pass and giving up the easy stuff off transition.”Unfortunately for the Huskies, that didn’t happen.Ashlin Romero paced Battle Mountain with 15 points. Robert Weiss added nine.

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