Glenwood can’t catch fire against Steamboat |

Glenwood can’t catch fire against Steamboat

by Phil Sandoval
Post Independent Staff

On Saturday night, Glenwood Springs head coach Kevin Flohr saw first hand why Steamboat Springs head coach Kelly Meek has demanded such respect in the Western Slope league for three decades.

“They have an awesome coach,” Flohr said of his counterpart after taking a 54-37 loss to Meek’s Sailors. “They took the most talented kid out of their lineup in Cameron Burney from the last time we played them. He’s taken a bunch of kids, put them together and they all work together.”

The Sailors, who lost to Glenwood at the season-opening Brenda Patch Tournament, downed the Demons by using two different methods.

After pushing out to a slim 10-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, Meek countered by putting the ball into 6-foot-7 center Nick Monterotti’s hands in the second stanza.

The big guy responded by scoring 12 of the Sailors’ 16 points in the period to give Steamboat a one-point lead at halftime.

Glenwood used the outside game to neutralize Steamboat’s inside game after intermission to go up by four on Sean Flohr’s 3-pointer early in the third quarter. But, shortly after, the Demons stopped scoring.

Steamboat scored eight of the quarter’s remaining 11 points for a 39-33 lead.

Given the six-point advantage, Meek turned his team’s attention to defense.

In the game’s remaining nine minutes, the Sailors held Glenwood to three field goals on 12 shots.

As the dry spell continued, Steamboat wasn’t much better, but did get a couple of buckets from Kyle Re to pull out to an 11-point cushion.

Outside of forward Sean Flohr’s 14 points, the Demon offense was nonexistent. The rest of the team combined scored 23 points. As a team, Glenwood was 16-of-40 shooting.

Patrick Ayers, who sparked the Sailors to their eighth win in a row, with two second-half three-pointers led Steamboat with 13 points.

Friday’s game

Moffat County 74, Glenwood 62

CRAIG ” Sean Flohr scored 25 points in a losing effort in Friday’s Western Slope League game at Moffat County.

The 74-62 loss snapped the Demons’ three-game winning streak they took into the contest against the host Bulldogs.

Free throws played a major role in the contest. Moffat County made 24 of 29 attempts from the line, and scored 15 points on free throws in the fourth quarter.

Bulldog forward Anthony Loughran also had a big night. The senior poured in a game-high 30 points to pace Moffat County.

Glenwood took the lead at halftime and held on until the 5:29 mark of the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs’ David Duran converted a Demon turnover into a layup.

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