Glenwood Springs buries Summit in sweep to open 4A WSL league play
Coming off of an eight-point home loss Saturday to the Grand Junction Tigers, the Glenwood Springs Demons girls basketball team hit the road Tuesday night for its 4A Western Slope League opener and promptly rolled to a 53-point 64-11 win over the Summit Tigers, allowing head coach Rhonda Moser to sit her starters for much of the second half.
The Demons burst out of the gates with 19 first-quarter points as senior Emily Worline scored mime points in the game’s first eight minutes to pace the Demons. Glenwood one-upped itself in the second quarter, exploding for 28 points, putting the Demons in cruise control on the road.
In the second quarter, Worline hit two 3-pointers, giving her three on the night, while Hadley Yellico splashed home two of her own 3-pointers, leading Glenwood to a season-high six three-pointers in the game.
Glenwood added 17 third-quarter points before going scoreless in the fourth on the way to the 64-11 win.
Worline led the Demons with 18 points, while fellow senior Ximena Gutierrez added 14 points. Kate Shanahan chipped in with eight points off the bench, while Qwynn Massie added eight points of her own. Yellico added six points on her pair of 3-pointers, while Graci Dietrich and Logan Nieslanik added four points.
Glenwood Springs (4-7, 1-0 4A WSL) host the rival Rifle Bears Friday night at 6 p.m. inside Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.
Glenwood Springs 67, Summit 41
Fresh off of a 15-point win at home over Grand Junction Saturday, the Glenwood Springs Demons boys basketball team made the trip to Summit Tuesday evening and easily dispatched the Tigers in the 4A Western Slope League opener, downing Summit 67-41.
Much like the Glenwood girls, the boys raced out to a fast start, scoring 21 first quarter points to put the Tigers away early, taking a 21-8 lead after one quarter of play.
Senior guard Chano Gonzalez scored nine first-quarter points, hitting three buckets and a 3-pointer to pace the Demons, while senior guard Angel Garcia added seven first-quarter points.
It was a sign of things to come for both guards as Gonzalez finished with a game-high 21 points in the win, while Garcia added 13 points.
Along with the two standout senior guards, senior guard Wyatt Ewer added 14 points off the bench in the Demons’ 26-point win, hitting four 3-pointers. Junior Mitchell Burt chipped in with seven points off the bench, while senior guard Erwin Rodriguez added five points off the bench.
Senior guard Wyatt Buller led the Summit Tigers with 17 points.
Glenwood (7-4, 1-0 4A WSL) hosts the rival Rifle Bears at 7 p.m. Friday night. The Demons’ 1979-80 boys state champion basketball team will be honored at halftime.
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