Sean Flohr recieves spotlight |

Sean Flohr recieves spotlight

Sean Flohr doesn’t have to look to know if he’s scored a basket – he can tell by the vibrations of the gym.

“I’m not aware of the noise, but, I can sense a positive reaction that I did something good,” the Glenwood Springs High School sophomore said of his ability to drain long shots home far beyond the 3-point line.

His marksmanship and overall play on the basketball court earned Flohr this week’s student-athlete spotlight honors, voted on by Glenwood Springs High School coaches and staff.

In games last week against Rifle and Battle Mountain, Flohr was the high-point man for the Demons.

The sophomore popped in 17 points, including four treys in Friday’s loss to the Bears. The following night, Flohr nailed in five 3-pointers from downtown and finished with 28.

More important to Flohr, Glenwood won.

The 59-52 victory over the Huskies keeps the Demons in line to secure third place in the Class 4A Western Slope League, heading into Glenwood’s two remaining league games with Steamboat Springs and Moffat County.

Winning games, Flohr said, is the focal point, not scoring.

“This year, the team put their egos aside and want to win. That’s been the key to our success,” he said.

Flohr added, “It’s important to win these last two games, because we’ll get a good seed at the district playoffs.”

And if Glenwood downs the Sailors on Friday in Steamboat, it will have solo possesion of third place, no matter what happens in Saturday’s regular-season finale at home against Moffat County.

Moreover, third place will give the Demons the No. 4 seed in the eight-team district tournament, which includes 4A Southwestern League schools Montrose and the current 4A boys champion, Montezuma-Cortez.

And when the Demons travel to Mesa State in Grand Junction for districts, Flohr will get an extra jolt of motivation by looking in the college’s trophy case.

Hanging in the school’s hall of honor is the old Mesa Maverick jersey worn by Sean’s father, Kevin Flohr.

“I can look over and see his No. 12 in the trophy case,” he said. “It makes you feel good.”

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