Prep Sports Roundup
While it seems like the Glenwood Springs basketball teams are starting a little later than the rest of the area teams, they both will be getting a lot of action this weekend at the Demon Invitational at Glenwood High School.Four girls teams – Glenwood, Faith Christian, Alamosa and Grand Junction – will be on hand for the tourney, as well as three boys squads – Glenwood, Faith Christian and Fruita Monument.The Glenwood girls were the only Demon team to play on Friday, as they took on Alamosa. Due to an early press deadline, the Post Independent was unable to get the results of the game, but they will be in Sunday’s paper.Today, the Glenwood boys, who are 1-0 after a victory at Summit last weekend, will face tough Class 3A Faith Christian at noon at then tip off against 5A Fruita at 5 p.m.The girls will also take on a tough schedule today, as they take on Faith Christian at 10:30 a.m. and Grand Junction at 3:30 p.m.See Sunday’s Post Independent for full coverage.
So far so good for the Grand Valley girls basketball team.The Cardinals have started the season with a four-game winning streak that includes a championship at the Cowboy Shootout in Meeker Nov. 29-Dec. 1.In the tournament, Grand Valley beat Rangely, 54-30, then defeated North Park, 48-31, in the quarterfinals before taking down host Meeker, 56-37, in the title contest.Senior point guard Kendall Babler, who transferred from Rifle, averaged 17 points, over five assists and over six steals per game in the tourney. She also cashed in on eight 3-pointers.Lauren Schubert averaged 13 points per contest in the tourney, while Erin Vanderpool averaged 11.On Tuesday, the Class 2A Cards tallied another win with a 53-47 victory over 3A Olathe at Olathe. Babler led the team with 16 points, nine steals and four 3s, while Vanderpool scored 15 points and went 7 of 10 from the free-throw line.The Cards will be back on the court today as they host 3A Coal Ridge at 4 p.m.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.