Prep roundup, Jan. 17, 2014

Boys Basketball

Crow, Marengo lead Bulldogs to win

Tass Crow drained five 3-pointers and scored a team-high 17 points Friday night to lead Palisade to a 55-39 victory over Glenwood Springs in a Class 4A Western Slope League game.

The Bulldogs outscored Glenwood 21-13 in the first quarter as Crow hit three of his 3-pointers, and Zach Marengo matched him with nine points in the quarter. Palisade’s defense then shut down the Demons, limiting them to four points in the second quarter and four in the third.

Crow scored eight points in the third quarter as the Bulldogs outscored the Demons 16-4 to take a 47-21 lead.

Marengo finished with 16 points, 14 in the first half.

Fruita Monument 66, Montezuma-Cortez 64: Dylan Row made three 3-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Wildcats to the win in their Southwestern League opener.

The Wildcats (5-9, 1-0 SWL) took a 56-40 lead into the fourth quarter only to see the Panthers storm back and take a one-point lead late in the game. Fruita Monument went 20 of 27 from the line, including a number of clutch shots down the stretch.

Matt Story added 14 points for the Wildcats.

Rifle 52, Delta 45, OT: Rifle’s Tanner Quick took a pass from Wyatt Robinson and scored on a reverse layup in traffic with 15 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. The Bears’ Tanner Rust then opened the scoring in overtime with a 3-pointer, and Trenton Brown went 4 for 4 from the free-throw line as Rifle (6-2, 3-1 4A WSL) outscored the Panthers 11-4 in the extra session.

Delta dropped to 5-5, 3-1 WSL.

Durango 40, Central 19: The Demons’ defense didn’t allow more than six points in a quarter, and Nate Atencio scored 11 points to lead Durango (5-4, 1-0 SWL).

Darien Byrd led Central (5-9, 0-1 SWL) with six points.


Girls Basketball

Wildcats win SWL opener over Cortez


ShaRae Dorscher scored nine points to lead a balanced attack as Fruita Monument won its Southwestern League girls basketball opener 44-17 over Montezuma-Cortez.

The Wildcats (5-9, 1-0 SWL) jumped to a 24-8 halftime lead. Kassidy Fair added seven points for the Wildcats.

“This is the most complete game we’ve played,” Fruita Monument coach Michael Wells said. “We talked about this is a new season, and we wanted to start the conference the right way.”

Glenwood Springs 45, Palisade 37: Delaney Gaddis made four 3-pointers and led Glenwood Springs (11-0, 6-0 4A WSL) with 15 points. Palisade (7-4, 4-2 WSL) got 12 points from Jenna Brown and 11 from Cruz Maestas.

Durango 54, Central 37: Emily McCue scored 25 points to lead Durango (3-6, 1-0 SWL) to the Southwestern League win at home over the Warriors. The Demons’ defense held Central (3-11, 0-1) to only 10 second-half points in a game that had 45 fouls.

Grand Valley 44, Gunnison 24: The Cardinals (7-3, 6-1 3A WSL) outscored Gunnison (1-7, 1-5 WSL) by 15 points in the middle two quarters to break open the game.

Cedaredge 45, Coal Ridge 38: Nellie Freeman scored 15 points to lead the Bruins (7-2, 5-1 3A WSL), who led 32-23 after three quarters.

Coal Ridge dropped to 7-3, 5-2 WSL.

Paonia 48, Soroco 33: The Eagles outscored Soroco 18-4 in the third quarter to take control of their 2A/1A WSL opener after trailing 18-15 at halftime. Carson Pipher led Paonia (7-3, 1-0 WSL) with 13 points.



Hotchkiss pins its way past Peyton


Hotchkiss won seven matches, including three by pin, to defeat Peyton 40-30 in Hotchkiss.

Jake Hubbell (106 pounds), Garrett Toothaker (113) and Wade Katzdorn (145) pinned their opponents.

Donnovan Sinka won a 12-2 major decision at 138 pounds in the only match of the dual that went a full six minutes.


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