Glenwood Middle School 8th grade boys win another PEG League title |

Glenwood Middle School 8th grade boys win another PEG League title

Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team members, assistants and coaches, back row from left, assistant coach Trent Hallagin, head coach Talon Hallagin and Briggs Walter; middle row from left, Sim Wenger, Luis Venagas, Joaquin Sandoval, Argeny Renteria, Evan Justice, assistant Trystan Hallagin and team managers Bailey, Delaney, and Maddie; and, front row from left, Dylan Nolan, Chris Portillo, Garret Exelbert and Jackson Agurrie.

The Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth grade boys won a third straight PEG league championship this fall.

Coached by Talon Hallagin, the Glenwood Demons went undefeated in regular-season league play and swept the Dec. 7 league tournament with wins over Grand Valley, Rifle and Riverside to go 13-2 on the season.

Glenwood’s only losses came to Summit Middle School in the Eagle Valley Tournament on Nov. 9.

On the season, the Glenwood boys scored an impressive 635 points through 15 games, while limiting their opponents to 311 points.

Luis Venagas led the team in both scoring and rebounding for the season, compiling 143 points and pulling down 135 rebounds (59 offensive).

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Second-leading scorer for the Demons was Joaquin Sandoval with 128 points, followed by Sim Wenger with 109. Sandoval and Wenger also had 52 and 45 rebounds on the season, respectively.

As a team, Glenwood made 41% of its field goal attempts, and was good for 42% of its free throws.

2019 GSMS season results

Regular season

Glenwood 62, Grand Valley 23

Glenwood 39, Carbondale 22

Glenwood 51, Basalt 11

Glenwood 23, Riverside 17

Eagle Valley tourney, Nov. 9

Glenwood 36, St. Clare 15

Glenwood 23, Eagle Valley 9

Summit 39, Glenwood 38

Glenwood 40, Steamboat 28

Summit 33, Glenwood 29

Regular season

Glenwood 56, Riverview 11

Glenwood 51, Aspen 11

Glenwood 46, Rifle 28

League tourney, Dec. 7

Glenwood 47, Grand Valley 13

Glenwood 57, Rifle 18

Glenwood 37, Riverside 33

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