Team effort helps Demons beat Bulldogs, 66-50
Palisade’s Cory Swetnam nailed three 3-pointers and scored 24 points in the first two quarters, leading the Bulldogs to a 32-29 advantage at halftime. It seemed like Swetnam would be the star of the game.But then Michael Flohr stole the show.Hitting four consecutive 3-pointers, Flohr scored 12 of his 26 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter and gave the Demons a lead they never lost as they beat the Bulldogs, 66-50.
“We haven’t really been trailing coming into the second half, so we just wanted to come out and set the tone,” Flohr said. “We weren’t happy with how many points we let them score, either, then we held them to 18 points in the second half.”Although Flohr put the most points on the board for the Demons, the win was a team effort. Ryan Foraker pulled down seven rebounds, Ryan Zerfoss had three steals, Tyler Thimsen went 4-of-4 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, Nathan Moore scored 13 points and Chris Benson chipped in another eight points and four rebounds.”They work together so well. This is the coolest bunch of guys I’ve been with since I started doing this,” Glenwood head coach Kevin Flohr said. “Win or lose, these guys are fun.”They’ve fought out the bad stuff, they’ve played ugly, but they’ve found ways to win,” he said.
Hitting the 60-point mark is not something the Demons have done in six games, since they beat Uintah Utah 62-58 on Dec. 17.”It seems like we finally got our offense running tonight,” Michael Flohr said. “This is our first 60-point game in a while.”Swetnam finished with 29 points and hit four 3-pointers of his own for the Bulldogs. Palisade dropped to 3-2 in the Western Slope League and 5-7 overall.
With its 56-43 victory over Delta Friday night preceding the Palisade win Saturday, Glenwood stays unbeaten in the Western Slope League with a 5-0 record and a 7-5 record overall. The Demons are the only undefeated team in the league and will try to extend their league winning streak when they host Moffat County on Friday at 7:30 p.m. When they do take the court, coach Flohr will look slightly different because his head will be shaved.”They bet me six weeks ago that if they were at this spot, with this record, I would get my hair cut. They’ve done everything they said they would,” coach Flohr said.
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