GSHS boys stay perfect in league play |

GSHS boys stay perfect in league play

Post Independent/Kara K. Pearson Glenwood's Nathan Moore drives toward the basket as Moffat County's Eli Buckner plays defense during Friday night's game.

Words from the Moffat County bench prove that the Western Slope League looks at the big men of the Glenwood Springs basketball team differently than in recent years.”It’s (Ryan) Foraker and (Chris) Benson who’re killing us,” mused a Bulldog assistant coach late in the third quarter en route to the Demons posting a 52-39 win Friday.Both had key roles as Glenwood (6-0 league, 9-5 overall) stayed unbeaten in the WSL. But, others are contributing to the Demons recent success.

“Our team is confident,” said guard Ryan Zerfoss, who scored seven points, of their current seven-game winning streak, that started before the holiday break.”Now, we’re putting teams away in the fourth quarter and not letting them come back like we used to.” The Demons never trailed in the contest, and had everything going their way by outscoring the Bulldogs 18-5 in the first quarter.Defense was the determining factor in taking a big lead.

Moffat County (2-4, 6-8) went 2-for-14 from the field in the first period and was held scoreless by the Demons for four minutes. It turned out to be the difference.After the first period, both teams played even-up with each other. Moffat bettered Glenwood by a point in the second quarter. The Demons did the same in the third.

Fittingly, both finished the game scoring 13 points each in the fourth quarter.Foraker and Benson had 18 points and 15 rebounds between them. Michael Flohr also managed to toss in 12 and pull down eight rebounds. Guard David Duran responded with a game-high 14 points for Moffat County. But he didn’t get much offensive support from his teammates, who all finished in single figures.The next test facing the Demons is a tough road contest at Steamboat Springs against a angry group of Sailors who fell to 3-3 in WSL play after a stunning last-second 48-47 home loss to Rifle Friday.

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