Flohr brothers pace Glenwood in 67-44 victory
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Kevin Flohr said his team is still learning how to play basketball.
Apparently, the Demons are learning well.
Sean and Michael Flohr, the coach’s sons, combined for 37 points, to lead Glenwood to a 67-44 breeze past Battle Mountain to start the 2004 portion of the season off on a high note.
Having the Flohr brothers on the roster helps, but, there were plenty of contributors in the Demons’ Western Slope League opener win, which boosted their current streak to three and evened their overall record to 4-4.
Defensively, Glenwood held the Huskies (0-1 WSL, 2-3 overall) to 33 percent shooting (15-of-46). On offense, the Demons’ up-tempo game took its toll on Battle Mountain.
“We knew we had to come out and run these guys,” said Glenwood guard Jeff Screen. “We knew that we were in better shape, and we could run them off the floor. Our lineup is quick and it’s great to see.”
And, Glenwood’s quickness became apparent to Battle Mountain and its fans early in the game.
“Everybody’s tired,” said a dejected Husky fan from the bleachers.
That appraisal was uttered in the middle of the second quarter.
The Demons opened the contest by scoring 12 straight points. John Gabriel, Sean Flohr and John Faris recorded field goals in the initial run, which essentially put the game on ice.
Glenwood closed the first period by scoring 13 of the quarter’s final 19 points.
The Flohr brothers capped the 27-6 period by hitting back-to-back 3-pointers in a 40-second span.
Despite a 7-0 run from Battle Mountain to start the second quarter, the Demons’ lead was never in jeopardy.
Glenwood’s smallest lead was 13 points. And, after a power outage in the second period, where the Demons only scored seven points, the offense returned in the second half.
The Flohrs scored 10 of Glenwood’s 12 third-quarter points to pull out a 46-31 lead. Sean Flohr scored his last field goal toward a game-high 22 points on a gravity-defining reverse lay-up with 6:06 left.
Later, the 6-foot-5 junior, racked up his 10th assist of the contest on a pretty feed to his younger brother for Michael Flohr’s 15th point. Faris added 11 and Gabriel had 8 points.
Chris Romero led Battle Mountain with 17 points that included four 3-pointers. Connor Drumm chipped in 12.
The Demons return to action next week with back-to-back WSL games at Moffat County next Friday, followed by a home contest Saturday with Steamboat Springs.
Glenwood Springs 67, Battle Mountain 44
Battle Mountain 6 12 13 13 – 44
Glenwood Springs 27 7 12 21 – 67
BATTLE MOUNTAIN ” Chris Romero 6 1-2 17, Kyle Leffler 3 0-0 6, Vincent Cisneros 0 0-0 0, Thomas Pacheco 0 2-2 2, Clint Wilson 2 1-6 5, Shea Phelan 0 2-2 2, Connor Drumm 4 4-8 12. Totals – 15 10-18 44.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Pat Waller 1 0-0 2, Chris Benson 0 1-2 1, John Gabriel 3 2-4 8, Michael Flohr 7 0-0 15, Jeff Screen 2 1-2 5, John Faris 5 1-6 11, Sean Flohr 8 3-4 22, Oscar Jurado 0 0-0 0, Dustin Braeger 1 0-0 2, Eric Lundin 0 1-2 1. Totals 27 9-22 67.
3-Pointers ” Romero 4, Sean Flohr 3, Michael Flohr. Fouled Out – None.
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