Sailors girls, boys too much for Demons |

Sailors girls, boys too much for Demons

Post Independent Photo/Kara K. Pearson Glenwood's Nathan Moore looks to make an inside pass to center Ryan Foraker during Friday night's game against Steamboat Springs. Glenwood lost, 73-43.

In a battle for sole possession of third place, Steamboat Springs’ Jessica Peters and Kayla Kostur proved to be too much for the Demons.The duo combined for 37 points, including 19 of the Sailors’ 21 first-half points, to lift Steamboat to a 54-45 victory Friday at Chavez-Spencer Gym.

“It was a typical game for (Kostur),” Steamboat head coach Ashley Berggren said. “And Jessica Peters played an outstanding game. She really stepped up tonight.”Peters finished with a game-high 20 points. Kostur tallied 17.But it wasn’t just the Sailors who put Glenwood away. The Demons didn’t help themselves much down the stretch. Glenwood rallied from a 37-30 deficit early in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 43-all with just over 3 minutes remaining but couldn’t complete the rally.Peters hit a jumper to put the Sailors back up by two points. Missy Chotvacs converted a steal into a layup with 2 minutes left for all the cushion the Sailors would need as the Demons struggled offensively down the stretch.”We passed the ball horribly,” Glenwood coach Deb Henderson said. “I don’t know how many layups we gave them. Bad passes at the end smoked us.”Sharaya Selsor paced Glenwood with 15 points. Emily Hauptli scored 12.• The Demons fell to Moffat County 81-31 on the road Saturday. More information will be available in Monday’s paper

Steamboat boys nearly flawlessFacing the top team in the 4A Western Slope League without their second-leading scorer, the Glenwood Springs boys basketball players knew they needed a perfect performance against Steamboat Springs.It was the Sailors who turned in the near-flawless showing, however.Steamboat remained unbeaten in league play with a 73-43 dismantling of the shorthanded Demons Friday at Chavez-Spencer Gym.”They’re just a well-rounded team,” Glenwood’s Sean Flohr said. “Fundamentally, they are so dead-set. It’s almost like they never have a bad game.”Well-rounded may be an understatement. Four Steamboat starters finished in double figures, and the Sailors were clicking in every facet of the game.

“That was probably our most consistent up-and-down game. We were consistent on offense and defense,” said Steamboat’s Cameron Burney, who led all scorers with 22 points.”It was the first night our outside-inside game really got working,” he added.On the other side of the coin, with Michael Flohr sidelined until at least Friday with a wrist injury, Sean Flohr was the only legitimate scoring threat for the Demons. Flohr was the only Glenwood player in double digits with 19 points.”That hurt a lot, obviously,” Sean Flohr said of his brother’s absence.Steamboat’s ball movement never allowed the Demons to get settled defensively and led to a number of open looks from beyond the arc. The Sailors drained eight threes from six different players.The success from outside led to easy drives to the basket, and Burney was a force on the glass, particularly on the defensive end.Along with Burney in double digits, Pat Ayres joined Burney in double figures with 15 points, while Scott Peterson and Dustin Moran netted 11 and 10, respectively, for Steamboat. On Saturday, Glenwood captured a 61-53 road victory over Moffat County. More information will appear in Monday’s paper.

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