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Turnovers doom Glenwood

Chavez-Spencer gymnasium was more like a house of horrors for the home team on Friday night.Glenwood Springs boys’ coach Roger Duroux mentioned that while explaining the Demons’ 62-45 loss to Palisade.”They put a lot of pressure on themselves,” the coach said of Class 4A Western Slope League opener for both teams. “There were a lot of kids from last year’s team in the stands, and that, along with being at home, made them nervous.”What did we have tonight, 40 turnovers?,” he asked. “You can’t turn over the ball like that and expect to win.”Unofficially, the Demons committed 30 miscues. But, there were other problems which led to the loss.Bulldog starters Dominic Bera and Justin Unfred each had brilliant offensive performances. Bera scored 19 of his 21 points in the first half to pull the ‘Dogs out to a 35-18 lead at the half.Glenwood came out cold. In the first half, they converted 7-of-24 field goal attempts while Palisade shot at a 63 percent (14-of-22) clip.After intermission, Glenwood focused its attention defensively on the Bera. Then Unfred took over.The big center slashed his way through the inside for 16 of a game-high 23 points in the third and fourth periods.Glenwood never quit, but were stopped from getting the margin down to less than 13 in the second half. Timon Fish narrowed the gap to that point by hitting a field goal at the end of the third period. Palisade responded by scoring eight of the next 10 points.Fish and Jeff Screen each scored 12 to lead the Demons, who fell to 2-6 and 0-1 on the loss.-On Saturday, the Demons rebounded with a come-from-behind 58-56 victory over WSL rival Delta. Buoyed by Sean Flohr’s four treys in the third quarter, Glenwood rallied to take its first lead since the first quarter 53-51 midway through the fourth. Glenwood held a four-point lead with just over a minute to play in the game only to have Delta regain the lead with less than a half-minute remaining. The Demon’s ensuing offensive series failed, but Timon Fish intercepted a Delta inbounds pass with less than 10 seconds remaining and scored the deciding basket for the victory.Flohr led the Demons with 25 points.No other information was made available to the Post Independent by press time.Palisade 62, Glenwood Springs 45Palisade 14211215 -62Glenwood Springs8101611 -45Palisade – Chris Frobom 0 0-0 0, Michael Embrey 4 0-0 10, Ryan Farlow 0 0-0 0, Dominic Bera 8 1-1 21, Patrick Diers 1 0-0 2, Robert Goletz 2 0-0 4, Michael Hale 1 0-0 2, Justin Unfred 10 3-6 23, Mason Staffer 0 0-0 0, Michael Coringrato 0 0-0 0. Totals – 26 4-7 62.Glenwood Springs – Timon Fish 5 1-3 12, Forrest Lowell 0 0-0 0, Jesse Hansen 1 0-0 3, Marco Salmen 2 0-0 4, Jeremy Ureche 0 0-0 0, Sean Flohr 3 0-0 8, Andrew Blake 2 2-2 6, John Faris 0 0-0 0, Connor Austin-Martin 0 0-0 0, Jeff Screen 6 0-0 12. Totals – 19 3-5 45.3-Pointers – P – Bera 4, Embrey 2. GS – Flohr 2, Fish, Hansen. Total Fouls – P – 12, GS – 15. Fouled Out – None. Technicals – None.


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