Jensen’s a good fit for Demons
EAGLE VALLEY – Ashley Jensen has now earned her spot as Glenwood’s point guard. The Roaring-Fork transfer instructed the Demon offense, had seven assists, scored 15 points, stole four balls and pulled down two rebounds in Glenwood’s 70-34 landslide win over Western Slope League opponent Eagle Valley Saturday.”It took a while to fit in, but I am starting to get in my grove,” Jensen said. “They (the rest of the team) know me and I know them.”Jensen established an important connection in the game, finding Sam Ciani four times under the basket for easy points.”I think she is settling in, the girls are used to her,” said Demon head coach Deb Henderson. “She’s doing a great job. She sees the floor so well.”Six of Jensen’s points where 3-pointers, one of which was 2 feet beyond the arch.I have been in kind of a slump and coach just said to keep shooting and I did,” Jensen said.Glenwood was in control of the game from the beginning, winning the tip off, scoring immediately and rolling to a 20-13 lead at the end of the first quarter.”Our goal is to get the tip-off score and to just be tenacious on defense and just get after it and do what it takes,” Henderson said.And the Demons were tenacious on defense, forcing 22 Devil turnovers in the game and basically shutting down Eagle Valley’s offense in the second frame.”We held that team to seven points in the second half – that’s huge,” Henderson said. “They got really scared to shoot and that played to our benefit because we got that second shot.”Fourteen of Eagle Valley’s turnovers were because of Glenwood steals.”We work really hard on being aggressive and getting steals,” Jensen said.Under the basket, Ciani put up good numbers, offensively and defensively. She totaled 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and had three steals.demons: see next page”Sam’s been patient with herself and she’s working hard on defense,” Henderson said. “She’s working hard to get open and our guards are looking to hit her and when she’s not open they’ll step up and hit that ball. Overall, our whole team is playing together, unselfishly and having fun out there.”Entering league play, the Demons were 2-5, but have now won two straight WSL contests. Eagle Valley, on the other hand, has dropped seven straight and is still looking for its first league victory.”I think we have a lot to show everyone,” Jensen said. “Coming in with a 2-5 (record) doesn’t look too good, but we’re winning now.”Glenwood will travel to Rifle on Tuesday for a rivalry-league match-up against the Bears at 6 p.m.
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