Palisade’s win streak ends in Eagle Valley
The streak is over.
Palisade’s boys basketball team had its 14-game winning streak snapped Saturday in a 60-46 loss at Eagle Valley.
Kane Gunther led Palisade (14-3, 6-1 4A Western Slope) with 23 points.
“We didn’t get ready and they outcoached us, outplayed us, outexecuted us,” Palisade coach Steve Phillips said. “We kind of played not to lose instead of playing to win. We got away from the things we were successful with the last 10-12 games.”
Vail Christian 54, Plateau Valley: Plateau Valley managed only four points in the fourth quarter in a loss to Vail Christian.
Teddy Grundy led Plateau Valley (5-2, 3-1 1A/2A Western Slope) with 16 points.
Palisade 42, Eagle Valley 30: Eight players scored for Palisade in its win over Eagle Valley.
The Bulldogs (7-10, 3-4 4A Western Slope), who were led by Hannah Talbott’s seven points, outscored Eagle Valley 20-6 in the second quarter.
Palisade has won three straight.
Thomas Jefferson Invitational: Fruita Monument took the team championship out of 20 teams, including Arvada West, which was second, and Mesa Ridge, third.
Dallas Bernal placed second at 170 pounds for the Wildcats.
Placing third for Fruita were Isaac Rodriguez (145) and Aidan Woomer (152).
“We’re improving every day,” Fruita coach Dan Van Hoose said.
Valley Viking Invitational: Palisade scored 204.5 points to win the 15-team invitational.
First-place finishers for the Bulldogs were Dalton Hannigan (120 pounds), Justin Ray (126), Daniel Salazar (132) and Brice Hawley (160).
Aspen Triangular: Grand Junction defeated Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Cortez.
In the 500-yard freestyle, the Tigers’ Taylor Kidd, Trinity Simmons and Arianne Martin placed 1-2-3, respectively.
Kidd also won the 200 individual medley.
“The girls seemed pretty tired,” Tigers coach Janet Ryan said. “They got up at 5 a.m. It’s been a long week.”
The meet helped prepare the Tigers for the Southwestern League Championships on Friday and Saturday at El Pomar Natatorium.