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Glenwood dropped by D’Evelyn in Preview Classic finale

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado – Glenwood Springs’ boys basketball team wrapped up the D’Evelyn/Golden Preview Classic with a 1-2 record after losses to Pueblo Central (88-81) on Friday and a loss to D’Evelyn (78-67) on Saturday.

Kevin Flohr led the Demons (2-2) with 19 points against D’Evelyn. Josh Galvan added 15 points and Mike McGraw scored 10.

Flohr scored 24 to lead Glenwood against Pueblo Central. Kelbey Artaz added 13 points and Nick Ciani and Galvan chipped in with 12 points.



The Demons connected on 15 3-pointers in the game.

The Demons opened the tourney with a 62-58 win over Golden on Thursday.



ASPEN, Colorado – Grand Valley’s boys basketball team didn’t play perfectly, but it escaped the Friday-Saturday Aspen Invitational with a perfect 2-0 record.

On Friday, the Cardinals edged Eagle Valley by a count of 42-40. On Saturday, they beat The Classical Academy, 45-32.

After turning the ball over 20 times and playing an all-around sloppy game against the Devils the night before, Grand Valley picked up its game on Saturday.

“We kind of turned around and really got after it defensively,” first-year Cardinals coach Jake Higuera said. “We played really hard. Shots went down and we knocked down big free throws.”

Omar Melendrez led Grand Valley with 11 points against TCA. Against Eagle Valley, Dylan Walters led the way with 12 points.

The Cardinals will be back in Aspen for their 3A Western Slope League opener on Friday.

MEEKER, Colorado – Grand Valley’s girls basketball team polished off a 3-0 weekend with a 43-28 win over the host Cowboys at the Meeker Shootout on Saturday.

Shawnee Young led the Cardinals with 15 points. Erin Vanderpool had 12.

In Friday’s semifinals, Grand Valley defeated Rangely, 45-33. Vanderpool scored 12 to pace the Cardinals in that one.

Grand Valley defeated North Park, 52-45, on Thursday in the first round to make for quite the weekend.

“We’re excited about it,” Grand Valley coach Mike Johnson said. “We played pretty well. I think Rangely’s ranked 10th in the state in 2A. Meeker’s seventh, I think. North Park’s a team that’s always pretty tough.

“We played pretty well. We’ve got a lot of things to work on still, but it’s still early in the season.”


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