Prep Roundup: Sixth-ranked Demons win, stay unbeaten
EDWARDS — Cameron Horning scored a game-high 16 points to pace five Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball players in double figures, and the Demons exploded for a 50-point second half en route to a 78-50 Class 4A Western Slope League victory over Battle Mountain on Tuesday night.
Will Gray added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Zack Peterson chipped in 10 points and 13 boards for the Demons (8-0 overall, 4-0 WSL), who were ranked sixth in the Associated Press Class 4A boys basketball poll released on Monday. Brian Burbidge added 15 and Jared Gambrel had 14 points, helping Glenwood use a 26-point third quarter to break away from the Huskies after leading 28-17 at halftime.
“The second half we put together was just unreal,” Glenwood coach Cory Hitchcock said. “Our guys just pushed and pushed and pushed. They busted their tails getting after it today.”
The Demons continue league play on Friday when they host Delta. Battle Mountain continues league play Saturday at Rifle.
Grand Valley 56, Olathe 54
OLATHE — Sam Parker scored a game-high 23 points and John Parker added 11, helping the Cardinals earn a Class 3A Western Slope League win over Olathe.
Grand Valley held a 26-25 halftime lead, then hit some key shots at the free-throw line down the stretch.
“It was good to get a close win where we had to grind one out on the road,” Grand Valley coach Scott Parker said.
Rifle 48, Grand Junction Central 42
GRAND JUNCTION — Trenton Brown scored a game-high 16 points and Tanner Rust added eight, giving Rifle (3-2) a win.
Grand Junction Central’s high scorer, Trey Fair, finished with 16 points. The Bears, however, used an 11-0 run to take a 27-12 halftime lead.
The Warriors’ didn’t let down and scored 30 points in the second half to keep it close.
Tyler Talkington added 11 points for Central, which used a 24-point fourth quarter to make the game interesting.
Glenwood Springs 57, Battle Mountain 27
EDWARDS — Delaney Gaddis came oh-so-close to recording a triple-double, finishing with 13 points, eight steals and eight assists to pace the unbeaten Demons (7-0, 4-0 league).
Madi Spence added 15 points and seven rebounds and Jordan DeCrow chipped in seven points, and the Demons held a 27-13 lead at halftime.
Glenwood was ranked No. 4 when the AP’s girls basketball poll was released on Monday.
“Our girls were trying to work on a lot of things tonight,” Glenwood coach Jacky Gaddis said. “But you’ve got to give a lot of credit to Battle Mountain. They’re twice the team they were last year.”
Elizabeth Olivas led the Huskies (3-5, 0-3) with 12 points.
Grand Junction Central 52, Rifle 50, OT
GRAND JUNCTION — Chante Church led the Bears with 22 points, nine of them in overtime, but Rifle (0-5 overall) wasn’t able to keep pace with the Class 5A Warriors in overtime.
Rifle’s Kailee Cordova got the Bears back in the game in the second half with four 3-pointers, scoring 18 points.
The Warriors’ top scorer, D’Kota Brodie, led the Warriors with 10 points. Seven were in the final two minutes of overtime.
With 7.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter Central High School girls basketball player Mackenzie Lange made a free throw with 7.8 seconds remaining in regulation, tying the game 37-37 to send the contest into overtime.
Grand Valley 36, Olathe 30
OLATHE — Kyra Chenoweth scored 14 points and Ashlynn Speakman added nine for the Cardinals, who led the traditionally strong Pirates by 10 before holding on late in the Class 3A WSL game.
“To get a win at Olathe was huge for us,” Grand Valley coach Mike Johnson said. “The kids played hard and really competed down the stretch.”
The Cardinals continue league play Saturday when they host Cedaredge. Olathe lost its second league game of the season.
Grand Valley improved to 5-2 overall, 4-0 in 3A WSL.
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