PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood boys top Carbon 50-47 in Warrior Challenge; Grand Valley boys edge Strasburg 61-60 behind Weiss’ 16 points | PostIndependent.com

PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood boys top Carbon 50-47 in Warrior Challenge; Grand Valley boys edge Strasburg 61-60 behind Weiss’ 16 points

Josh Carney
Post Independent

Two clutch free throws in the final 6 seconds of the game by senior Holden Kleager, and a missed 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Glenwood Springs Demons a big 50-47 win over the Carbon Dinos from Price, UT Friday afternoon on Day Two of the Warrior Challenge in Grand Junction.

Kleager's two free throws capped off an 7-point day for the senior. Point guard Kevin Ayon added 11 points as he was one of two Demons to finish in double digits. Senior guard Angel Garcia added 14 points to pace the Glenwood attack, hitting three 3-pointers in the win.

Along with Ayon, Garcia and Kleager, senior guard Wyatt Ewer added 9 points, giving him 27 points in his first two games this season off the bench, while senior Luke Gair added 4 points.

Glenwood took a 29-23 lead at the half before holding off the Dinos late as Garcia and senior Chano Gonzalez forced an errant 3-pointer at the buzzer to seal the win.

Glenwood (1-1) takes on Grand Junction Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

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Senior guard Ximena Gutierrez scored 7 of her 13 points in the first quarter to get the Demons off to a fast start, while junior guard Hadley Yellico hit 3-pointer and another bucket to score 5 of her 6 points in the game. The Demons just couldn't get some shots to fall down the stretch, while Denver South junior Carly Dilworth scored a game-high 20 points, and senior TaiJhane Belton added 17 points, helping the Rebels pull out the 7-point win.

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Grand Valley 39, Strasburg 36

On the road Friday night for the opening game of the Strasburg Corridor Classic tournament, the Grand Valley Cardinals' girls basketball team picked up a big 39-36 win to advance to the Corridor Classic's championship game.

Against Strasburg, senior guard Shaya Chenoweth scored a team-high 13 points, while junior guard Jordyn Pittman added 12 points. Sophomore Tabitha Call added 5 points in the win, while Ryley Sackett and Kirstin Medina added 4 and 3 points each.

Grand Valley sits at 2-0 on the season.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Grand Valley 61, Strasburg 60

Taking on Strasburg Friday night to start the Strasburg Corridor Classic, the Grand Valley Cardinals' boys basketball team picked up a big 61-60 win to advance to the tournament's championship game.

Senior guard Wade Weiss led the Cardinals with a game-high 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers in the win, while Alex Cornejo added 11 points for Grand Valley. Blade McCormick and Emilio Garcia chipped in with 9 points each for the Cardinals, while Kade Paulson added 7 points.

Strasburg was led by Trystan Giraf, who scored 15 points. JC Spence added 14 points.

Grand Valley sits at 1-1 on the season.