Glenwood boys overpower Bulldogs, 75-46
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – After outscoring Moffat County 23-9 in the third quarter and taking a 54-37 lead, the Demons put on a show for the packed crowd at Glenwood Springs High School.A dunk, a spin-move layup and back-to-back 3-pointers highlighted the final frame for the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team as they rolled over the Bulldogs 75-46 on Friday night.First, 6-foot-8 Donnie Jennert picked off a pass at half court, then dribbled down and slammed the ball in the hole – bringing his teammates to their feet and getting a big fist pump from Glenwood head coach Greg Hire.Demon point guard Kevin Screen picked off a pass a few minutes later, speeding down the court and flashing a spin move before banking an easy layup of the glass. As if that wasn’t enough to get the crowd, who were crammed into one set of bleachers as the other set has already been moved to Glenwood’s new gym set to open in a few weeks, going, Jordan Ciani and Adam Hawkins sank back-back 3s to seal the victory.In the final minute, the 6-foot-8 Jennert put the icing on Glenwood’s cake by knocking down a 3 from the top of the perimeter.After a back-and-forth first half that included a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from guard Dakota Stonehouse to put the Demons up 20-17 at the end of the first quarter, Glenwood came out on a tear in the second frame. Stonehouse got it started with a 3, then stole a pass and found Kevin Screen for a layup a few seconds later as Glenwood went up 34-28. The Demons kept on stealing and kept on converting, to take a 54-37 lead into the final eight minutes. Glenwood finished the game with 13 steals as a team – four of which belonged to Ciani.Stonehouse finished the game with 18 points, including three 3s and five assists, while Screen and Connor Riley totaled 12 and 10 respectively.Moffat had a strong effort inside the paint, with forward Colton Conrad scoring 19 points and post Chayton Owens ending with 12.Glenwood, 6-2 overall, 1-0 in WSL, will now hit the road to play always-tough Steamboat Springs in a league contest at 5:30 p.m. tonight. Moffat, 1-8 overall, 0-2 WSL, will be at home again, this time hosting Rifle at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
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