Glenwood edges Sailors 60-56 in OT
Steamboat almost dethroned the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team from its spot atop the Western Slope League Saturday night.But the Demons came back, battled through overtime and beat the Sailors 60-56 to stay undefeated in league.Up by 25-8 in the first half, the Demons (7-0 WSL, 10-5 overall) got off to a good start, but Steamboat (3-4 WSL, 7-8) kept fighting back. Steamboat’s Michael Vandahl hit a 3 to give the Sailors a 51-49 advantage with 1:13 left in the game. Chris Benson then tied up the game, making a close bucket and sending it into overtime.Demon Ryan Foraker scored five points in OT, three of which came from the free-throw line to help lift Glenwood to the victory.The Demons play Battle Mountain on Friday.
Sam Ciani scored 18 points, helping the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team beat Steamboat 62-44 to pick up another Western Slope League victory Saturday night in Steamboat.The Sailors got on top first, taking a 13-9 lead after the beginning quarter. Glenwood then picked up a four-point lead going into the second half of the game. And that’s when the Demons turned it on. Glenwood scored 27 in the third quarter to carry them to the victory.Emily Hauptli, Ashley Jenson and Sharaya Selsor combined for 38 points to help carry the Demons to victory.With the win, Glenwood (6-1 WSL, 8-6 overall) remains one win behind Moffat County. The Demons will travel to Battle Mountain for another league contest on Friday.
Grand Valley rolled to another win, beating the West Grand Mustangs 55-32 on Saturday in Kremmling.After leading by one point at the end of the first quarter, the Cardinals (10-2) used a 17-8 run to create space and clinch the game. Dylan Culver led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Sam McKinley added 13, and Luke Braby finished with 11 points.The Cardinals now look to host Plateau Valley on Thursday.
After winning two close games in a row, the Coal Ridge boys basketball team couldn’t extend its streak to three, falling to Paonia 79-55 Saturday night.The Titans took a 19-16 lead at the end of the first quarter, but fell behind 38-29 at halftime. Holding Coal Ridge to eight points in the third quarter, Paonia pulled away and sealed the win.Paonia also edged the Coal Ridge girls, beating the Titans 63-58. Coal Ridge played strong in the first half and built up a 31-30 lead going into the final two quarters but, like the Titan boys team, had a slow third quarter and only put nine points on the board. Coal Ridge came back strong in the fourth but couldn’t find a way to win.With the losses, both Titan teams fall to 6-6 on the year and will play the Glenwood junior varsity teams on Tuesday.
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