Prep basketball: Neuroth, Walters help Bears bury Skiers
CARBONDALE — Emily Neuroth and Elly Walters each finished with a game-high 14 points — each of them outscoring the Aspen Skiers on their own — to lead the Rifle High School girls basketball team to a 47-10 victory Saturday afternoon on the second day of the Brenda Patch Tournament at Roaring Fork High School.
Neuroth, a senior post player, finished 6-for-8 shooting from the field, scoring 10 of the Bears’ 16 first-quarter points. Walters added a pair of 3-pointers for Rifle (2-0), which took home the tournament title with the victory Saturday and Friday night’s 43-29 victory against host Roaring Fork.
Walters chipped in a pair of 3-pointers, helping Rifle open a 16-2 lead after one quarter and 24-3 cushion at halftime. Aspen was led by a four-point performance from MaKenna Woodrow.
Rifle will continue nonleague play on Tuesday at home against Coal Ridge.
Steamboat Springs 53, Roaring Fork 37
CARBONDALE — Emily Fisher finished with a game-high 20 points and Lyndsay Hansen finished with eight points for Roaring Fork (0-2), which stayed in the until the third quarter when the Sailors (2-1) pulled away.
Steamboat, which had three players finish in double figures, led 24-19 before going on a 10-0 run from the end of the second quarter to the halfway point of the third to take a 13-point lead.
Fisher had three 3-pointers and finished 7-for-7 shooting from the free-throw line.
Glenwood Springs 48, Centauri 30
ALAMOSA — Haley Armstrong finished with 12 points and Madi Spence added 11 to lead a balanced scoring effort for the Demons (3-0), who won the Mountain Top Classic tournament title with the victory.
Jordan DeCrow and Bella Diaz added eight points each for Glenwood, which limited Centauri (1-2) to just 11 points in the first half en route to taking a 26-11 lead.
Glenwood continues nonleague play at home Friday against Faith Christian.
Cedaredge 62, Coal Ridge 35
CEDAREDGE — Kaitlyn Detlefsen finished with game highs of 13 points and 16 rebounds, but the Titans (0-2) couldn’t keep up with the Bruins on the tail end of back-to-back road games.
Mariela Martinez added 12 points and Jenny Call chipped in five for Coal Ridge, which trailed 31-16 at halftime.
Grand Valley 45, Sheridan 14
BROOMFIELD — Kyra Chenoweth finished with a game-high 17 points and Jordan Scott added eight points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals (2-0), who dominated Sheridan on their way to the Jefferson Academy Tournament title.
Kylyn Rigsby added 12 points for Grand Valley, which jumped to a 20-4 halftime lead and never looked back. The Cardinals are off until Friday when they play St. Mary’s in Buena Vista.
Glenwood Springs 57, Centauri 51
ALAMOSA — Zack Peterson finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Demons (3-0), who led for most of the game but buckled down in the clutch to win the Mountain Top Classic tournament title.
Cameron Horning had a game-high 20 points and six boards and Will Gray added four points and 10 rebounds for the Demons. Mason Yellico and Evrett Marr each added eight points.
The Demons play again Friday at home against Faith Christian on the first day of the Demon Invitational.
Coal Ridge 63, Cedaredge 52
CEDAREDGE — Hunter Gerber led the Titans with 15 points and Dan Schouten chipped in 12 to help the Titans (1-2) win their first game.
Greyson Keener and Sergio Cano added eight points to help Coal Ridge, which was playing its third road game in three days.
“It’s nice to head home with smiles on our faces and Taco Bell in our stomachs,” Coal Ridge coach Paul Harvey said.
Jefferson Academy 65, Grand Valley 55
BROOMFIELD — After earning a 68-40 victory over SkyView Academy in their season opener on Friday, the Cardinals (1-1) were unable to rally against Jefferson Academy in their second game of the season.
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