Glenwood girls roll to victory over Huskies
Post Independent Staff
For once, the Demon girls had an easy night.
After battling their way through a tough pre-holiday break slate of games, Friday’s Western Slope League basketball opener with Battle Mountain was a cakewalk.
The Demons romped their way to a 53-29 victory over a Huskies team that took a three-game losing streak into Friday’s game.
Glenwood (3-6 overall, 1-0 league) took no chances. The Demons scored the first nine points of the game in just under five minutes.
Emily Hauptli, whose 15 points tied for high-game honors with teammate Sam Ciani, scored three of Glenwood’s five field goals in the first quarter.
The Demons iced the contest with a 10-0 run in the middle of the second period on 3-pointers by Sharaya Selsor and Ashley Jensen.
The run pushed Glenwood out to a 24-8 lead.
And, it didn’t get any easier for Battle Mountain (2-5, 0-1) in the second half. The Demons, not satisfied with a 15-point cushion at intermission, outscored their league rival 27-18 over the remaining two quarters for the final score.
Despite the big offensive numbers, what pleased Demons coach Deb Henderson the most was the team’s defensive effort.
“I just challenged them,” Henderson said. “And, they stepped up and they were ready to play. They’re ready to show our league that we’re here and they better be ready to play Glenwood Springs.”
The Demons proved their point by forcing Battle Mountain into 42 turnovers.
“I read those defensive stats to them, and they were proud of that,” the coach added.
While holding the Huskies to 29 points, the Demons also shut down the Huskies post and main scoring threat ” Lauren Prewitt ” to eight points.
Glenwood concludes the first weekend of league play today against Eagle Valley on the road. Due to a wrestling tournament at Eagle Valley High School, that game, along with the boys contest are at Eagle Middle School.
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