Preps roundup: Glenwood girls hang tough for 60-52 basketball win at Summit

Glenwood boys roll to 54-38 league win to stay undefeated

Rifle’s Caleb Gieselman tries to turn Meeker’s Kaden Franklin as he takes control of the 120 pound weight class match Tuesday at RIfle High School. Gieselman won the match 11-2, but the Cowboys prevailed in the dual meet 48-22.
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Playing on the road for their third consecutive Western Slope League game Tuesday night, the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team shook off a shaky first quarter to out-score the host Tigers for the remaining 24 minutes of play for the 60-52 win.

“We came out pretty flat tonight, and Summit came out blazing,” Glenwood coach Rhonda Moser said of a 17-16 first quarter that favored Summit.

“I told the girls, sometimes you have games like that,” she said. “The goal was to stay focused, stay calm, stay disciplined and come away with a win.”

The win keeps the Lady Demons perfect in the 4A league standings at 7-0, with a 15-3 overall mark and a 13th state RPI ranking heading into the week.

After falling behind early, Glenwood came back with a 12-8 second frame to hold the 3-point lead at halftime, but early foul trouble also became an issue. Steady scoring and key rebounds in the second half turned the tide Demons red.

Senior Michelle Marshall was huge on the boards for the Demons in the second-half, and ended up with 18 points toward the winning effort. Senior Natalya Taylor chipped in 11 points.

“Sometimes wins aren’t pretty, but you can sure learn a lot,” Moser said. “It was a great situation for us to be in and see how our team responded.”

Summit dropped to 6-9 overall and 2-5 in league play with the loss.

In the nightcap, the Glenwood boys (3rd among state 4A teams in the RPI rankings) remained dominant, jumping out to a commanding 36-14 lead at the half against Summit, en route to a 54-38 win.

“The guys played one of their best halves of the year in the first,” Demons coach Fred Heisel said. “We had balanced scoring and it was great team ball.”

The boys’ record mirrors the ladies at 15-3 overall and 7-0 in the league.

Both Glenwood Springs teams take on Rifle at home Friday night in 4A WSL action.

Rifle girls 28, Basalt 26

The host Basalt Longhorns raced out to a 19-9 lead Tuesday night over Rifle at the half, including a 10-2 scoring advantage through the first 8 minutes of play of the non-league contest.

But the Lady Bears (6-11, 4-2) responded, shutting out Basalt 6-0 in the third and outpacing the host team 13-7 in the fourth for the 2-point win. The Longhorns drop to 6-7 overall.

Other Tuesday scores: Boys — Grand Valley 55, Paonia 29; Rifle 47, Basalt 32; Girls — Grand Valley 53, Paonia 18.


Meeker 48, Rifle 25

138 – Bryce Rowley (Rifle) over Tyson Portwood (Meeker) by fall in 1:00

145 – Elijah Leblanc (Meeker) over Uriel Gonzalez (Rifle) by fall in 5:47

152 – Trinden Powell (Meeker) over Justin Henderson (Rifle) by fall in 0:50

160 – Dillon Tiffany (Rifle) over Dax Sheridan (Meeker), 7-5 decision

170 – Chase Callahan (Meeker) by forfeit

182 – Colby Clatterbaugh (Meeker) over Corey Edwards (Rifle) by fall in 3:04

195 – Ridge Williams (Meeker) by forfeit

220 – Tanner Musser (Meeker) by forfeit

285 – Alejandro Robles (Rifle) over Reese Harvey (Meeker), 5-0 decision

106 – Trae Kennedy (Meeker) by forfeit

113 – Ty Goedert (Meeker) by forfeit

120 – Caleb Gieselman (Rifle) over Kaden Franklin (Meeker), 11-2 major decision

126 – Cauy Smith (Rifle) over Rowdy Rosendahl (Meeker), by fall in 1:45

132 – Talon Cordova (Rifle) over Connor Blunt (Meeker), 5-4 decision

138 Exhibition: Courtland Hazelbush (Rifle) over Kaleb Nielsen (Meeker) by fall in 2:28

145 Exhibition: Dagon Dade (Meeker) over Caidyn Wilcox (Rifle) by fall in 5:53

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