McKinnie nets Athlete of the Week honors |

McKinnie nets Athlete of the Week honors

With a new coach, new system and new players, it’s been a year of change for the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team.

And Megan McKinnie has probably gone through more change than anyone one the team.

The Demon senior began the season as the shooting guard, then moved to point guard, and now is back at shooting guard.

“We had nobody to do it and I tried to step up and do it until someone else could,” McKinnie said of her time earlier this season at the point.

Through it all, McKinnie has maintained a double digit points-per-game average and is the top offensive threat on the Demon squad.

Last weekend she scored 14 points in a victory over Delta and notched 12 in a loss to Palisade. Both totals were team highs and the performance earned McKinnie this week’s McDonald’s Glenwood Springs High School Athlete of the Week honors. The award is chosen by Glenwood Springs High School coaches.

While McKinnie was happy to make the change to point for the benefit of the team, she’s even happier to be at her natural position of shooting guard.

“You get more (offensive) opportunities and don’t have to worry about passing as much,” she said of playing shooting guard.

With just three regular-season games left in her high school basketball career, McKinnie expects the best is still ahead for the Demon squad.

“We just need to play better the next three games and look to Districts to play our best,” she said. “We have a lot of talent on our team. It’s just a mater of putting it all together.”

And, of course, McKinnie wouldn’t mind seeing rival Rifle – which beat Glenwood in their two regular-season meetings – in the District Tournament.

“I would like another shot at Rifle,” she said. “It’s my senior season and I’d like to beat them.”

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