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Glenwood boys outshoot Huskies

Mike VidakovichGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Glenwood post Ryan Foraker, who towers at 6-foot-5, is a load to try and handle underneath the basket. Foraker scored the game’s first two baskets en route to a 20-point evening which helped the Glenwood boys’ basketball team outdistance the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies by the score of 85-43 on Friday evening.The Demons jumped out of the starting gate quickly with not only the post play of Foraker and fellow big man Kevin Warkentin, but with the outside shooting touch of guards Pat Waller and Conner Riley. It was Waller who started a big Glenwood run with a long 3-pointer, then it was Riley with consecutive 3’s of his own to put the Demon cagers up 17-3 at the 4-minute mark of the first period.

Things really got cooking when Glenwood guard Kevin Screen threw a slick, Pete Maravich-like behind the back pass to Foraker for a reverse layup which got the home crowd ignited.Glenwood coach Greg Hire was not only pleased with Screen’s ball movement to the post players, but that of his entire team. “These kids are all so unselfish,” the coach said. “We’ve almost had to stress to the guards to shoot more from the outside. They all play well together.”With the Demons up by 19 points midway through the third period, Warkentin, who has become a crowd pleaser with his dunking ability, went at it again.

When Foraker missed a close in turnaround jumper in the paint, Warkentin came flying in from the baseline to slam it home and give Glenwood a 59-38 lead.Glenwood maintained its large lead with Screen and Dakota Stonehouse running the offense until the reserves took over for a big portion of the fourth quarter.In spite of the offensive barrage by his team, Coach Hire wanted to talk defense following the game.”These boys play with great intensity on the defensive end also,” he said. “They get after it.”



A host of Demons got into the scorebook on Friday night led by Foraker’s 20. Then it was Screen with 12 points, Stonehouse with 11 points, and Tucker Riley finishing the night with 10 points of his own.Zach Adamson led Battle Mountain (0-10 Class 4A Western Slope League overall) with 11 points.Glenwood (8-2 WSL, 13-5 overall) will get after it again when it hosts Eagle Valley on Saturday at the Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m.


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