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Glenwood girls topple
EAGLE-VAIL ” The Glenwood Springs girls basketball team beat the Battle Mountain Huskies 69-32 on Friday.
They played great on both ends of the floor, coach Bryan Derby said.
Natasha Derby had 17 points, 15 coming from three-point land. Katrina Selsor added 13 and Laura Young had 10 for the Demons.
Adriana Morken had 17 points to pace Battle Mountain.
The Demons (14-3 overall, 9-1 in the 4A Western Slope League) face Moffat County (10-7, 7-1) next Friday at 6 p.m.
Demon boys down Huskies
EAGLE-VAIL ” Riding a 28-18 lead after the first quarter, Glenwood Springs’ boys basketball team beat up on Battle Mountain 73-57 on Friday.
Kevin Screen nailed three 3-pointers en route to a game-high 22 points. Kevin Flohr hit four triples on his way to 16 points. Patrick Hailey contributed nine points, and Jordan Ciani had seven.
Miguel Copas had 17 for Battle Mountain.
The Demons (13-6 overall, 9-1 in the 4A WSL) are at Moffat County next Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Cardinal girls beat Rams
PARACHUTE ” The Grand Valley Cardinal girls basketball team beat the Roaring Fork Rams 61-42 on Friday evening.
The score was knotted at 12 after the first quarter, but Grand Valley (7-8 overall, 5-7 in the 3A Western Slope League) pulled ahead in the second and had a 33-18 lead at halftime. The Cardinals held the Rams (1-13, 1-10) to 13 points in the third quarter and 12 in the fourth to get the 19-point win.
Erin Vanderpool had the hot hand and led the Cardinals with 28 points, going 11-of-14 from the charity stripe. Sam James added 14 points, and both Karmen Steimel and Tiffany Tittes had five points.
Roaring Fork got 13 points from Maria Flores, 11 from Alli Zeigel, 10 from Adrianna Romero and nine from Shea Courtney.
The Rams are in Olathe today with tipoff at 2:30 p.m., while the Cardinals don’t play again until a Friday trip to Aspen.
GV boys top Roaring Fork
PARACHUTE ” Behind a balanced effort, Grand Valley’s boys basketball squad scored a 54-45 win over visiting Roaring Fork on Friday.
Derek Witt paced the Cardinals, now 12-3 overall and 9-3 in the 3A WSL, with 14 points. Colton Cowan added 13 points and Landon Paskett 11.
Ryan Weimer and Nate Soucie scored nine points to lead the Rams. Michael Black added eight.
Coal Ridge girls
take care of Gunnison
GUNNISON ” It was a close game, but the Coal Ridge’s girls basketball team earned a 39-36 victory over Gunnison on Friday.
The win put the Titans (10-4 overall, 8-3 in the 3A WSL) in a three-way tie for second place with Hotchkiss and Gunnison, which both have a 9-5 overall mark and are 8-3 in league.
The Titan girls played solid defense and were tough on the boards, coach Rick Schmitz said, and that’s what ultimately got them the win.
Matraisa Beecraft led the way for Coal Ridge with 19 points, sinking nine free throws in a row to finish the game.
Today, Coal Ridge plays host to Aspen (4-10, 2-9), with play starting at 2:30 p.m.
Titan boys beat Cowboys
GUNNISON ” Coal Ridge’s boys basketball team posted a 63-56 win over Gunnison on Friday. Even scoring from Alex Klein (19 points), Eric Schmitz (18) and Andy Smedra (17) helped the team to the win.
Coal Ridge (12-2 overall, 9-2 in the 3A WSL) trailed by seven points at halftime, but the team seemed to wake up after coach Paul Harvey picked up a technical foul just 30 seconds into the third quarter.
The Titans take on Aspen, which leads the league at 11-0, today at 4 p.m. in Peach Valley.
Titan wrestlers lose two matches in Meeker
MEEKER ” Not being able to fill weights and seeing their fifth wrestler injured in the last two weeks has definitely hurt Coal Ridge’s grapplers.
On Friday, the Titans lost 60-12 to Rangely and 30-18 to Meeker in a tri meet at the latter school.
On the evening, Keenan Grumley (140 pounds) picked up two pins, the first against a Rangely wrestler in 4 minutes, 46 seconds, and the second over a Meeker foe in 3:30.
Bradey Gasaway (189) picked up a pin in 1:35 against Rangely, and Neal Schultz (125) logged a pin against Meeker in 5:30.
In Gasaway’s match, he pulled out the win despite dislocating his middle and ring fingers on his right hand, Titans coach Rob Grumley said.
“We taped it up and finished the match,” Coach Grumley said. “He had that adrenaline thing going.”
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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.