Devils stay in sixth in league |

Devils stay in sixth in league

Ryan Slabaugh

Friday in Gunnison, Eagle Valley used 28 points by senior Craig Jagger and 14 by sophomore Clayton Forsythe to upend Gunnison, 64-51.

“I think Jagger had about eight steals,” Devils head coach Phil Cain said. “And Clayton did a nice job for us, hitting some turnaround jumpers.”

After the weekend, Eagle Valley stands in sixth place in the 3A Western Slope League.

“We’d like to get higher than that. It’s obvious that that’s our goal,” said Cain, who’s team beat Battle Mountain Tuesday. “But we’ve seen good improvement this week, with two victories out of three and a loss to a ranked opponent.”

The Devils travel to West Grand Tuesday at 7 p.m. and then the Devils host Aspen Friday night at 8.

In girls action Friday at Gunnison, junior Trista Sandoval scored 13 points to lead Eagle Valley girls basketball to a 54-43 win. Senior Brooke Baughfman and sophomore Kenzie Shreeve added 10 points for the Devils, while guards Alex Amsden and Sarah Brubeck contributed nine points each.

Eagle Valley led by three at half before blowing the game open in the fourth quarter.

Vail Christian girls shut down the Lions

EDWARDS –Using a ferocious full-court press, Vail Christian girls basketball slammed Lutheran of the Rockies Saturday 39-18 at St. Clare’s Assisi in Edwards.

Senior Brittany Beshoner led the way for the Saints with 14 points, while Lauren Mutter added 10 and Rachel Glandorf poured in nine.

The win comes a day after the Saints lost to Crested Butte, a game head coach Patrick Beaudine thought his team should have won.

“Our feeling is, we’ve dug ourselves a ditch,” Beaudine said. “We want to get out of that pigtaiil game in districts. We have to beat Crested Butte one time, and the pressure’s on now.”

The Saints will get a rematch opportunity Feb. 15 on the road. In the boys game, Vail Christian fell 56-33, despite 12 points an six rebounds from Jonathan Armstead. Next up for Vail Christian is a home game Tuesday against Soroco’s junior-varsity team. Girls will start at 5:30 p.m., while the boys take the court at 6:30 p.m.

Ryan Slabaugh can be contacted at (970) 949-0555 ext. 608 or at

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