Raiders end Demons’ late-season run
Katie Mihalco and the Regis Jesuit Raiders put the brakes on the Demons upset run Thursday.Mihalco scored 25 points and keyed an early run from which Glenwood Springs could never recover to lead Regis to a 63-46 victory at Colorado State University-Pueblo. With the win Regis (17-7) advanced to Saturdays Great Eight round of the Class 4A Girls Basketball Tournament against Pueblo East. Glenwood finished the season at 12-13.We are very happy. There were no tears in our locker room, said Glenwood coach Deb Henderson, who saw her No. 11-seed team knock off a No. 6 and No. 3 en route to the round of 16. There were 49 other teams out there who wished they could be where we were.Regis, applying defensive pressure from the start, jumped on Glenwood with a 14-0 run to start the game. By the end of the first quarter, Mihalco had 14 points and the Raiders were comfortably in the lead, 21-6.We struggled in the in the first quarter, I think with the nerves and the excitement of the whole thing, Henderson said. After that, we settled in and played pretty good.The Demons adjusted somewhat after the first half but could never significantly cut into the Regis advantage. Glenwood trailed 39-16 at the half and 52-28 after the third quarter.Jayde Shumpert and Dita Liepkaine each hit for 10 points to join Mihalco in double figures for the Raiders.Freshman Sharaya Selsor led Glenwood with 11 points and junior Emily Hauptli tallied 10.Both teams should be solid next season. Regis doesnt have a senior on its roster. Glenwoods Yuri Salvidrez is the only senior who played Thursday and will graduate. Classmate Jacy Reynolds was on the bench for the tournament after suffering a knee injury earlier in the season.(Salvidrez) just played her heart out, Henderson said of her point guard. The girls on this basketball team love her, and that goes for Jacy, too. What they are sad about is that they dont get the same team next year.
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