Prep Roundup: Demons boys, girls top Eagle Valley; Aspen boys edge Grand Valley
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Cameron Horning scored a game-high 20 points and four other players scored seven for the Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball team in its 69-39 victory over Eagle Valley on Tuesday in the Class 4A Western Slope League opener for both teams.
Zack Peterson, Brian Burbidge, Jared Gambrel and Peter Steckler each added seven points for the Demons (2-0 overall, 1-0 league play), who took a 33-9 halftime lead and never looked back. In all, Glenwood forced 30 turnovers and dictated the pace of the game.
“These guys have worked so hard,” Glenwood coach Cory Hitchcock said. “We were really aggressive and were able to create lots of opportunities with our defense.”
Glenwood plays next on Thursday when it opens the Demon Invitational tournament at home against Aspen.
Aspen 69, Grand Valley 66
PARACHUTE — Sam Parker scored 23 points and John Parker added 14 for the Cardinals, who played right with the seventh-ranked Skiers but fell short in their Class 3A Western Slope League opener at The Nest.
“We’ve played our last three games against Top 10 teams,” Grand Valley coach Scot Parker said. “We just need to get over the hump, and we’re not that far away from doing that.”
The Cardinals dropped to 0-3 overall, 0-1 in league play, with the loss.
Glenwood Springs 50, Eagle Valley 29
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Madi Spence finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Demons, who pulled away from the Devils after holding a 19-14 halftime lead.
Jordan DeCrow added 12 points and Delaney Gaddis added nine for Glenwood in the victory. Haley Armstrong finished with seven rebounds and six assists for the Demons.
Grand Valley 83, Aspen 6
PARACHUTE — Grand Valley got off to a fast start and never looked back, building on a 43-2 halftime lead.
Lauren Paskett and Kyra Chenoweth had 13 and 12 points, respectively. Bailey Rowe added 11 points for the Cardinals (1-0 overall, 1-0 league) in their season and league opener.
Grand Valley continues nonleague play on Thursday when they play Manuel on the first day of the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament at Holy Family High School in Broomfield. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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