Prep Roundup: Rifle wrestlers win in Steamboat; Glenwood girls rip Central
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The end result for Rifle High School’s wrestling team in its dual against Palisade was a 42-29 victory. It was accompanied by a 44-33 win over Steamboat Springs during a triangular meet.
Three of Rifle’s victories against Palisade were by pin. Winning at 138 pounds was the Bears’ Oscar Ruelas, who pinned the Bulldogs’ Quintin Day in 1 minute, 34 seconds. It was the quickest pin of the day for the Bears.
His teammate, 160-pounder Zach Wisniewski, pinned Broderick Alexander in 6 minutes. At 195 pounds, the Bears’ Clayton Coombs won by pin over Caleb Brown in 3:58.
The Bears also picked up wins from Drake Montgomery, Ethan Strouse, Alex Rivas and heavyweight Jose Prado.
The Bulldogs won three matches by pin as well. Kyauna Martinez won by pin over Rifle’s Alex Ortega in 2:40. Braxton Stewart at 170 pounds had the quickest pin of the dual for Palisade, beating the Bears’ Richard Bell in 1:51.
Glenwood Springs 61, Grand Junction Central 41
GRAND JUNCTION — Jordan DeCrow scored a game-high of 21 points to pace the fourth-ranked Glenwood Springs girls in their nonleague victory over Class 5A Grand Junction Central.
Delaney Gaddis finished with 15 points and had 10 steals to pace the Demons (10-0 overall). Madi Spence chipped in eight, and the Demons held a 33-20 lead at halftime.
Cassidy Bryan led the Warriors with 16 points and Taryn Smith added 11 points for Central.
The Demons pick up Class 4A Western Slope League play on Friday at home against Palisade.
Palisade 62, Rifle 56
RIFLE — Chante Church led the Bears with a game-high of 26 points. In the first-half she scored 16 points giving Rifle a 31-30 lead at halftime, but the Bears couldn’t hold their lead in the final half of their league loss to the Bulldogs.
Aspen Guray led the Bulldogs with 14 points. Ashlyn Brown, Christa Brown and Jenna Brown added 10 points each.
Grand Junction Central 54, Glenwood Springs 39
GRAND JUNCTION — Trey Fair scored a game-high of 18 points to set pace for the Class 5A Warriors in their nonleague win against the Demons.
Giles Woosley added 11 points and Kyle Blair chipped in nine for Central, which had a double-digit lead cut to four points by the Demons (9-2 overall) before pulling away on foul shots down the stretch.
Cameron Horning finished with 15 points and Jared Gambrel added eight for the seventh-ranked Demons. Jared Gambrel added eight points for Glenwood, which trailed 26-17 at halftime.
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