Glenwood boys, girls turn on jets against Summit
FRISCO — A slow start against the Summit Tigers is something Cory Hitchcock feared for his Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball team. A quick recovery is what the Demons gave their coach before halftime on Thursday night.
Three Glenwood players reached double figures in scoring, and the Demons shot well from the field and from the charity stripe on their way to a 72-52 Class 4A Western Slope League win against Summit.
“My biggest concern was about how we were coming off of such an emotional win against Steamboat [Springs] last Saturday,’ the Glenwood boys coach said. “Then we buckled down on defense in the second quarter, and that’s just what we needed.”
Indeed, Glenwood (9-3 overall, 6-0 Class 4A Western Slope League play) was down 21-16 at the end of the first quarter against Summit (2-10, 2-4), then outscored the Tigers 22-5 in the second quarter to take a 38-26 halftime lead.
Glenwood Springs junior guard Cameron Horning finished with a game-high 16 points, Will Gray added 15 points and eight rebounds and Brian Burbidge chipped in 13 to pace Glenwood, which shot 48 percent from the field. The Demons also hit 24-of-35 attempts from the free-throw line and attacked the basket on offense throughout the game.
Both Burbidge and Horning finished 8-of-10 from the foul line.
Glenwood retained its one-game lead over Steamboat (8-4, 5-1) in the league standings with the lopsided victory.
GIRLS: Glenwood Springs 65, Summit 25
FRISCO — Hailey Armstrong finished with a game-high 23 points to pace the scoring for the first-place Demons (10-2, 6-0 league), who turned on the offensive jets in the second quarter to keep the Tigers (3-9, 0-6) winless in league play.
Madi Spence and Jordan DeCrow each scored 15 points for the Demons, who broke the game open in the second quarter. Glenwood was up 14-8 after the first eight minutes, then used its defensive pressure to cause turnovers and go up 31-12 at halftime. They increased that lead to 48-18 by the end of the third quarter.
Megan Uren added eight points for the Demons. Summit got a team-high six points from Autumn Ward and four points each from four other players.
Both Glenwood teams will continue league play on Saturday afternoon when they host the Delta Panthers.
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