Flohr scores 39 to power Demons past Bulldogs
Of all the roles Sean Flohr has played on the basketball court, the one he can’t portray is an ordinary player. In his last regular-season game at Chavez-Spencer gymnasium, Flohr seized control of the Western Slope League boys basketball contest by scoring 22 of a game-high 39 points in the second half to turn a tight affair with the last-place Bulldogs into a 68-51 rout. “We took Palisade for granted and came out flat,” Flohr said of the Demons’ ugly beginning against the 1-20 Bulldogs team, which had lost its last 13 straight games.Instead of dominating, as they did in their previous meeting in January, Glenwood couldn’t pull away from Palisade in the first half. The Demons got their biggest lead – a four-point bulge – with a minute left, only to see Palisade retaliate and knot the score at 32-all by scoring the quarter’s last four points.At that point the Demons needed Superman to emerge from their locker room after intermission. Flohr fulfilled the request by snapping on his cape and taking flight.”I had to lead by example. That started the ball rolling our way,” Flohr said. He opened the third period with eight points in two minutes. Flohr’s 3-point field goal (his fourth of the game), capped a 8-4 run and gave Glenwood the lead for good.But Flohr wasn’t done yet. The Demon senior continued his assault on an overwhelmed Palisade defense by hitting on 5-of-7 field-goal tries in the quarter and scoring 12 of Glenwood’s 18 points in the period. Overall, Flohr connected on 14-of-27 shots. Down by eight after the third, the Bulldogs faded in the last eight minutes. Glenwood closed the book by outscoring Palisade 18-9 in the fourth quarter.Flohr’s performance also took the edge off Palisade’s Cory Swetnam’s 21-point night. The two were the only players in double figures. Glenwood’s Ryan Foraker was next in line with nine points.• Glenwood got more of a battle than they bargained for at Delta Saturday night. The Demons needed some clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch to hold off the Panthers, 62-58. With the victory, Glenwood finishes the regular season 9-5 in the 4A Western Slope League (12-10 overall). Delta drops to 2-12 (3-18).Michael Flohr, Ryan Foraker and Nate Moore were all perfect from the charity stripe in the final 31 seconds of play to hold off the stubborn Panthers squad. Sean Flohr led four Glenwood players in double figures with 20 points. Foraker netted 18 and Michael Flohr and Moore had 12 and 10, respectively.The Demons will likely qualify for the postseason. The Colorado High School Activities Association tournament selection committee is expected to release the state tournament bracket around 3 p.m. today.
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