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Demons use speed to roll Huskies girls

Jeff CaspersenGlenwood Springs CorrespondentVail, CO Colorado
Kara K. Pearson Post Independent
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado For all the big names lacing Glenwood Springs girls basketball roster, there are plenty of younger girls who dont see a ton of court.One by one, each and every Demon found her way into the scorebook Friday, as Glenwood put on an offensive clinic in an 82-25 win over visiting Battle Mountain.Those girls work just as hard in practice, Demons coach Bryan Derby said. Its great to be able to put them in a game like this where everybody scores. Its just great team basketball.Derbys Demons created the opportunity for reserve play in the very early going, leaving no doubt of the outcome by scoring the games first nine points and putting 32 first-quarter points on the board.Battle Mountain coach Andrew Schmid was impressed with the Glenwood squad.They were pretty good their speed, their shooting, their passing, their defense, Schmid said. We only scored 25 points on them they had some pretty good defense at the beginning. We couldnt get anything past them. It was a tough game.Guards Sharaya and Katrina Selsor finished with 18 assists between them, while Katrina had 20 points. Center Kelsie Hert also poured in 20 points for the Demons, adding 15 rebounds and two blocks. Sharaya Selsor threw in 14 points.I think we ran into a really good team on their home court,Schmid said. We need to play a perfect game in order to be in games like this.Kenia Olivas led the Huskies (2-9 overall and 0-3 in the Slope) with nine points. Emily LyBarger chipped in seven, while Kyleigh Quintana added five points.We had a freshman (Kenia) come off the bench, play two quarters and end up being our leading scorer, Schmid said. She was 5-for-6 from the line.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado Hold a team to right around 20 points a half, and even a modest offensive effort should suffice on most nights.Thats exactly what the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team did to visiting Battle Mountain on Friday, outscoring the Huskies, 34-20, in the second half to walk away with a 65-41 win.The Demons, playing their third game in four days, somehow summoned the energy to put Battle Mountain away with their legs in the second half.Basically, we needed to start running, said Glenwood guard Kevin Screen, who poured in a game-high 16 points. Thats really our game. We just started pushing the ball down the court.And defense played a big part in that as the Demons (7-4 overall, 3-2 in the 4A Western Slope League) kept the Huskies on their toes and coughing up turnovers, many of which led to layups.Thats a good ballclub, Battle Mountain coach Philip Tronsrue said of Glenwood. You try to stop Screen, you try to stop (Dakota Stonehouse), then they bring in the big kid (6-foot-8 Donnie Jennert). Its tough.Jennert and Stonehouse were right up there among the Demons offensive leaders. Jennert finished with 13 points, and Stonehouse added nine points and five assists. The latter proved pesky on defense as well, snagging five steals. After Glenwood built a lead that reached a peak of 18 points in the first half, Battle Mountain rallied to chop the deficit to 31-21 by halftime.The Huskies traded baskets with Glenwood in the third quarter in an effort to hang around, but the Demons turned up the heat on the cold winter night by finishing the frame with a 7-0 run. Battle Mountain didnt connect on a single shot during the final four minutes, 15 seconds.We were feeling good, doing some good things, and then the fourth quarter rolls around and the bottom drops out, Tronsrue said. We wanted to keep them from pushing the ball really hard up the floor. We talked to them about eliminating the half-court to three-quarter-court pass and giving up the easy stuff off transition.Ashlin Romero paced Battle Mountain with 15 points. Robert Weiss added nine.The Huskies host Rifle tonight, with the boys tipping off at 5:30, followed by the girls at 7.Daily Sports Writer Ian Cropp contributed to this story.


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