Fish nets weekly spotlight honors
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – When it comes to playing basketball at the varsity level, some things are easier than others for Timon Fish.
He said that it’s taken time to get adjusted to the skill level and the quickness of the varsity players coming from the JV level.
But when it comes to playing the game, “It doesn’t feel any different,” he said. “I feel like I’m playing in a freshman game.”
It’s the comfort level Fish has brought with him that has jelled and soothed the Demon varsity to its recent success.
After opening the Western Slope League season with a home loss to Palisade, Glenwood has posted WSL victories over Delta and Battle Mountain.
Fish and the Demons hope to use that momentum as an advantage, heading into Friday’s rivalry showdown against Rifle.
In last Friday’s game in Eagle-Vail against Battle Mountain, Fish, one of Glenwood’s starting forwards, scored a game-high 19 points in a 65-49 win.
That effort earned the senior the weekly Glenwood Springs High School student-athlete spotlight, an award voted on by the school’s coaches and staff.
Fish said he became more confident of his basketball abilities after the Basalt game earlier this season.
“I haven’t played many varsity games before this season,” he explained. “But, after the Basalt game I proved to myself that I could be a scorer and not just a role player.”
Since the Basalt game in December, Fish’s point totals and playing minutes have risen.
And he, like the rest of the Demons, are excited about Friday’s Rifle game.
“The atmosphere is fun. Everyone is watching you,” said Fish. “But once the game gets going, you don’t think about it. Once the ball is in your hands everything comes naturally.”
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