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Demons upend Delta

For one night, the Glenwood Springs girls’ basketball team had an easy time.

Three Demon starters, led by Megan McKinnie’s team-high 14 points, scored in double figures for a 63-43 win over Delta on Saturday, breaking a four-game losing streak.

In her second straight start, Amber Sutherland had a strong effort.



The junior post finished with 13 points and had an equal number of rebounds along with two blocked shots.

Up by five after the first quarter The Demons broke open the game in the start of the second period with a 7-0 run to pull away to a 22-10 lead.



Sutherland, Jeri Polowchena and Amanda Whiting contributed in the scoring spree, which led to Glenwood’s taking a 20-point advantage in the middle of the third quarter.

The victory moved the Demons to 3-4 in the Western Slope League and 7-7 overall. Delta drops to 0-8 (1-11).

Glenwood Springs 63, Delta 43

Delta 10 7 15 11-43

Glenwood Springs 15 15 13 20-63

DELTA – Chantell Berdan 4 0-0 8, Heather Vincent 2 1-2 5, Kelsy Dysert 3 0-0 7, Danielle Wareham 0 0-0 0, Jess Buchheim 6 3-8 15, Shauna Vincent 1 1-4 3, Stacy Atchley 0 0-0 0, Shayna Atchley 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 5-13 43.

GLENWOOD – Cassie Carlson 4 1-3 9, Megan McKinnie 6 2-4 14, Amanda Whiting 2 1-6 5, Keegan Nadon 2 1-2 3, Marina Flores 1 0-0 2, Amber Sutherland 5 3-7 13, Juri Salvidrez 1 2-4 4, Leanna Lawson 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Otto 0 0-0 0, Jeri Polowchena 4 3-4 11, Emily Haupti 0 0-0 0, Jacy Reynolds 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 13-31 63.

3-pointers – Dysert, Velasquez. Fouled out – none. Technicals – none.

FRIDAY

Demons struggle at Palisade

PALISADE – Bad starts and turnovers continue plagued the Glenwood Springs girls’ basketball team at Palisade.

A poor first half in which the Demons hit on just 3-of-19 field goal attempts, while committing 23 turnovers, led to a 42-29 defeat against Palisade on Friday. The loss extended Glenwood’s current winless streak to fourth straight games.

“We just took ourselves out of the game,” said Glenwood coach Deb Henderson. “They came out a little more aggressive defensive-wise, it took my girls off-guard and we didn’t have any rhythm.”

Palisade’s early aggressiveness on defense made the Demons look helpless.

After Polowchena scored the game’s first two points on free throws, the Bulldogs took over.

In the following five minutes, Palisade effectively put the game on ice. In the span, The Bulldogs scored 11 straight points and forced the Demons into 15 turnovers.

Glenwood had five shots in Palisade’s run, missing all five.

Down by nine, Amanda Whiting hit the Demons only basket in the first quarter.

“That first quarter killed us,” Henderson said.

A trey by Krysten Hayes after Whiting’s basket gave Palisade a 10-point lead at the end of the period. By halftime, the Bulldogs had extended it’s lead to 25-10.

After making just 3-of-19 field goal tries in the first half, Glenwood’s shooting problems continued.

The Demons only scored 17 points in the second half. Ten of those came in the fourth quarter after Palisade built a 35-18 lead.

Megan McKinnie was the Demons lone offensive threat. The senior finished with 12 points, all in the second half. Palisade center Kelsey Harrington led all scorers with 21 points.

Glenwood’s other bright spot was the play of Amber Sutherland. Receiving a start due to Nikita Daniely’s absence to compete with the Glenwood cheerleading squad in Florida, the junior forward had a team-leading 14 rebounds and blocked eight Palisade shots.

Palisade 42, Glenwood Springs 29

Glenwood Springs 4 6 8 11-29

Palisade 14 11 10 7-42

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Cassie Carlson 0 0-0 0, Megan McKinnie 6 0-1 12, Amanda Whiting 1 1-2 3, Keegan Nadon 1 0-0 2, Amber Sutherland 2 2-5 6, Juri Salvidrez 0 0-0 0, Leanna Lawson 0 0-0 0, Jeri Polowchena 1 4-10 6. Totals 11 7-20 29.

PALISADE – Ashley Tuttle 0 0-0 0, Jodie Watson 0 0-0 0, Jessica Sargent 2 0-0 4, Charisse Swetnam 0 0-0 0, Anna Butterfield 0 0-0 0, Sammi Richards 2 0-2 4, Kelsey Harrington 7 7-12 21, Kim Friesen 0 0-0 0, Jaime Gallaager 0 0-2 0, Susie Edwards 2 0-0 4, Krysten Hayes 2 4-4 9. Totals 15 11-19 42.

3-Pointers – Hayes. Fouled Out – Richards. Technicals – none.


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