Girls basketball: Coal Ridge tops Basalt; Glenwood stays unbeaten
PEACH VALLEY — Paige Ryan finished with a game-high 19 points and Britini Allen added 11, leading Coal Ridge High School’s girls basketball team to an easy 79-19 victory over Basalt on Saturday afternoon.
Titans held a strong 45-point lead at halftime — leading 56-11 — and didn’t let up in the third quarter by holding the Longhorns scoreless.
“This was a game where we got to get a lot of people in,” Coal Ridge coach Damon Martinez said.
Amanda Wenzel and Titans teammate Kaitlyn Detlefsen both added 10 points. The Longhorns’ top scorer, Savy Cheatham, led Basalt with 10 points. Eight were in the final quarter.
Glenwood Springs 60, Roaring Fork 23
CARBONDALE — Jordan DeCrow scored a game-high 18 points and Delaney Gaddis and Madi Spence each chipped in 16 to help the Demons (9-0), the fourth-ranked team in 4A, remain unbeaten with a win over 3A Roaring Fork.
Emily Fisher scored 10 points and Autumn Grandberry added six for the Rams, who trailed 31-10 at halftime.
Roaring Fork picks 3A WSL play back up on Friday when the Rams host Aspen. Glenwood plays another nonleague game Tuesday at Grand Junction Central.
Rifle 52, Battle Mountain 35
RIFLE — Chante Church scored 19 points to go with a 13-point outing from Carsyn Copeland, helping the Bears (1-5, 1-1 4A WSL) earn their first win of the season.
The Bears, whose offense opened up earlier in the week in an overtime loss to Grand Junction Central, led 26-12 at halftime. Aileen Arreola scored 13 points to pace Battle Mountain.
Rifle hosts Palisade in another 4A WSL game on Tuesday.
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The Glenwood Springs-Rifle sports rivalry goes way back for GSHS baseball coach and former Demons multi-sport student-athlete Eric Nieslanik.