GSMS pulls off upset for middle school title |

GSMS pulls off upset for middle school title

BASALT ” Just hours after the Glenwood Springs-Rifle varsity basketball teams faced off in league battles in Glenwood Springs, the Rifle and Glenwood Springs Middle School girls basketball teams took the court for the middle school championship in Basalt on Saturday morning.

Glenwood, at 13-3, had its hands full facing undefeated and No. 1-ranked Rifle, but like so many Rifle-Glenwood matchups before them, both teams fought hard and it came down to the end.

The game was back and forth for its entirety.

Then, trailing 22-21 with six seconds to go, Glenwood caught a break when Rifle fouled Lexie Warkentine and sent her to the free-throw line.

Sitting in the stands, Warkentine’s grandfather Bill Slattery nervously waited for his granddaughter to shoot.

Just before she took to the charity stripe, he said three hail Marys.

Then he watched as she hit both and Glenwood won, 23-22.

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