Prep Roundup: Demons stay unbeaten, roll past Sailors
DENVER — All of the big, blinding lights of the Pepsi Center didn’t keep the Glenwood Springs High School girls basketball team from winning big against Steamboat Springs on Friday.
Delaney Gaddis finished with a game-high 14 points to go with a 13-point outing from Jordan DeCrow, helping the Demons head into the holiday break unbeaten with a 57-25 Class 4A Western Slope League victory over the Sailors.
“Everybody was finally able to relax in the second half,” said Glenwood coach Jacky Gaddis, whose team outscored Steamboat 20-0 in the third quarter to take a commanding lead. “I think it was just a case of us getting all the nerves out of our system playing on that big stage. And once we did that, everyone played so well.”
The Demons (6-0 overall, 3-0 league play) held the Sailors scoreless in the second half until the 4 minute, 33 second mark of the fourth quarter, snapping a 26-0 run and cutting their deficit to 49-19.
Glenwood is off until Jan. 7 when the Demons continue league play at Battle Mountain in Edwards.
Glenwood Springs 56, Steamboat Springs 40
DENVER — Jared Gambrel scored 14 points to go with 13 from Cameron Horning and nine from Brian Burbidge, helping the Demons (7-0, 3-0 Class 4A WSL) remain unbeaten and equal last year’s win total.
The Demons took a big lead in the first quarter when a pair of foul shots from Jake Gentry capped a 13-0 run to give Glenwood a 17-4 cushion. The Sailors pulled within 12 in the fourth quarter, but a layup from Gambrel, followed by a pair of foul shots from Will Gray, put the Demons up 48-32 with 3 minutes, 47 seconds left to play.
“These guys have worked their tails off in the offseason,” Glenwood coach Cory Hitchcock said. “We’re playing very well right now, but the good thing is that these guys aren’t satisfied with where they are.”
Coal Ridge 63, Gunnison 38
PEACH VALLEY — Andy Bowles scored a game-high 24 points and Richie Winkler chipped in 12 for the Titans, who pulled away from the Cowboys in the second half.
Ely Arreuwa added eight points for Coal Ridge (2-4 overall, 2-1 Class 3A Western Slope League). T.J. Curry scored 22 points to pace Gunnison.
“We played smart and pounded the ball in,” Titans coach Paul Harvey said. “We hope this carries over to when we get back from break.”
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