Glenwood basketball teams split in Moffat County |

Glenwood basketball teams split in Moffat County

Ben Bulkeley
Craig Daily Press
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Shawn McHugh Craig Daily PressGlenwood Springs sophomore Cassidy Gaddis goes up for a layup after a fastbreak Friday night at Moffat County High School. The Demons lost the game, 51-36.

CRAIG, Colorado – Despite playing in a close game for most of the night, the Glenwood Springs High School girls varsity basketball team was not able to overcome a big Bulldog third quarter.

Playing at Moffat County, the Demons were trailing, 21-17, heading into halftime.

But Moffat County was able to score 20 points in the third frame on its way to downing the Demons, 51-36. Coach Bryan Derby said the Demons allowed Moffat County to take control of the game.

“We made too many mistakes tonight,” he said. “We didn’t do the fundamentals – passing, setting up the offense, rebounding. We were outplayed.”

But, with another tough opponent in Steamboat Springs High School today, Derby said the team needs to do what it has done all season.

“We need to play fundamental basketball,” he said. “It’s something we work on every day, but [Friday], we just didn’t do it.”

The Demons were bolstered by junior Kenzie Kuhn, who scored 19 points, and sophomore Cassidy Gaddis, who netted 10.

The Demons led, 10-9, after the first quarter.

At halftime, Moffat County led 21-17 and, after the third quarter, the Bulldogs had broken it open, 41-29, behind junior Lauren Roberts’ 10 points.

“We executed,” Bulldogs coach Craig Mortensen said. “We shot enough outside to open up the ball inside. All the kids on the floor did a good job of executing.”

Aiding in the second-shot opportunities was Roberts, who led the Bulldogs with 14 points. Lindsey Yoast scored eight points and Annie Sadvar had four.

Glenwood Springs (7-6 overall, 3-2 in the 4A WSL) will host Steamboat Springs today.

The Glenwood Springs boys team also experienced a large Moffat County third quarter, but were able to overcome.

The teams traded rallies back and forth, but it was Glenwood Springs that rallied last to claim an 80-73 win.

Juniors Nick Ciani and Kevin Flohr each scored eight first-quarter points.

In the second frame, that duo added another eight apiece to give the Demons a 52-39 advantage. But the Bulldogs outscored the Demons 19-4 to take a slim 58-56 lead into the last quarter.

The Demons were able to rally around a technical foul call, in which the team made all four of its free throws, to overtake Moffat County and never look back.

For the game, Ciani scored 22 points, Flohr netted 23 and Danny Weller had 13 for the Demons (9-5, 5-0).

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