Girls basketball: Demons dominate boards vs. Ignacio; Scott has 19 rebounds for Grand Valley
ALAMOSA — Madi Spence and Haley Armstrong each pulled down 16 rebounds to go with an 11-rebound performance from Jaime Crowley, helping the Demons roll to a 64-39 victory over Ignacio at the Top of the Mountain Tournament at Adams State University.
Spence added a game-high 21 points to go with a 20-point outing from Jordan DeCrow, but the Demons’ dominance on the boards made the difference.
“Never in my coaching career have I had three players finish with double figures in rebounds,” Glenwood coach Jacky Gaddis said. “They were a very physical team and were pushing us around a lot, but our girls just kept getting a rebound right in front of them. We definitely controlled the boards tonight.”
Glenwood can win the tournament title with a victory over Centauri in Alamosa today.
Rifle 43, Roaring Fork 29
CARBONDALE — Emily Neuroth and Ellie Walters each had 12 points to lead the Bears in their season-opening victory over the Rams on the first day of the annual Brenda Patch Tournament.
Neuroth finished also had seven rebounds and Walters added six rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers for Rifle. Whitney Vance added five points and five boards.
Emily Fisher finished with a game-high 15 points to pace the Rams (0-1). Lily Ramos added seven points, Ashley Hall had five assists and Lyndsay Hansen chipped in seven rebounds for Roaring Fork.
The Rams continue tournament play against Steamboat Springs today. Rifle will continue tournament play against Aspen today.
Grand Valley 39, Jefferson Academy 33
BROOMFIELD — Jordan Scott finished with a game-high 19 rebounds, and Grand Valley (1-0) hit its foul shots down the stretch to win its season opener.
Scott and Kylyn Rigsby each had nine points to pace the Cardinals’ scoring. Kyra Chenoweth added eight points and Rigsby, the Cardinals’ point guard, also added seven rebounds.
Grand Valley, which led 15-14 at halftime, plays again against Sheridan at noon today in Broomfield.
Paonia 67, Coal Ridge 42
DELTA — Kaitlyn Detlefsen had a team-high 14 points to go with seven points from Jenny Call, but Coal Ridge (0-1) wasn’t able to keep up with the Eagles in its season opener.
Detlefsen added 14 defensive rebounds and Mariela Martinez and Karrissa Feeae each added six points for the Titans, who play again tonight at Cedaredge.
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