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Vail Christian girls stay perfect

Ryan Slabaugh

Behind 19 points from sophomore Rachel Glandorf, the Saints controlled the game from the tip off and beat the Lions for the second time this season.

“Everyone’s sky-high,” Saints head coach Pat Beaudine said. “This is by-far the best start we’ve had. (Lutheran) had improved so much in a week and came out with a lot of intensity. Rachel came out and provided some offense for us. I mean, she was slashing in the paint and really making things happen.”

Amanda Larson scored eight points, while Lauren Mutter added six.

Vail Christian now takes a three-week break for the holidays before hosting an Aspen junior-varsity squad they were blown out by last season.

“We’re already getting psyched up for it,” Beaudine said. “It’s a chance for us to show how good we are.”

The 1A Mountain League begins Jan. 11 when the Saints visit Ouray.

Saints boys fall to Lutheran

DENVER –Vail Christian boys basketball fell to Lutheran of the Rockies Saturday, 58-32.

The Saints cut the lead to seven in the second quarter, but were hampered by a string of injuries and foul trouble.

“We’re just real young this year,” Saints head coach Sheldon Kuhns said. “We only had four guys returning from last year’s team. We’re not back to square one, but we’re definitely back to square two.”

Kyle Morris led the Saints with 12 points, while Pete Ferguson added nine points and seven rebounds. Vail Christian played without leading-scorer Jamie Graef. The sophomore sprained his ankle this week in practice.

The Saints now have time to heal. Vail Christian hosts Aspen’s junior-varsity team Jan. 7. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Eagle Valley boys go 0-3 in Glenwood

GLENWOOD –Eagle Valley boys basketball got off to an ominous start this weekend, dropping all three games at the Glenwood Invitational.

The Devils fell to ninth-ranked Ignacio Friday, 81-65 and then lost to No. 2 Faith Christian 71-46 Saturday, followed by a 72-64 loss to Glenwood.

“We’ll be all right,” assistant coach Pete Nolan said. “We’re just young. We’re getting beat in the third quarter. We’re just not executing.”

In the loss to Glenwood, seniors Craig Jagger and Justin Wood led the way with 21 and 17 points, respectively. The duo didn’t play against Faith Christian due to ACTs.

The Devils now must prepare for the conference-opener Friday at Olathe. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

“We’ve gone down to Glenwood several times and went 0-3, and still won the league,” Nolan said.

Ryan Slabaugh is a sports writer for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555 ext. 608 or at

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