Briefs; Local Sports Roundup January 31, 2009
Central gets contributions from many to top Indians
• A balanced scoring attack help the Central High School boys win at Montrose 74-60.
“It was a nice road victory,” Central coach Phil Cain said. “We had a lot of guys hit big shots at different moments.”
Leading the way was Clay Kame, who had 18 points. Blaine Jackson added 12, Michael Wiedrich had 11 and Travis Key finished with 10.
The Indians put together a run in the second half, closing the gap to six but Central (14-3, 4-1 Southwestern League) refocused and earned its second straight league victory.
“We had some letdowns and they got to within six but we started taking care of the ball,” Cain said.
The Indians were led by Nathan Robertson, who had 20 points.
Central plays at Palisade today.
• Glenwood Springs rolled past Palisade 65-43.
The Demons got off to a good start, outscoring the Bulldogs 17-8 in the first quarter.
Kevin Screen led a balanced scoring effort for Glenwood with 21 points; Dakota Stonehouse added 13 and Kevin Flohr 12.
Jake Edmiston’s 17 points led Palisade (1-15, 1-7 4A Western Slope League) and Jeremy Hayden chipped in with 10.
• Central was never able to get into a rhythm in Montrose, falling 54-45 in overtime.
An up-tempo team, the Warriors (10-7, 4-1 SWL) were slowed down by fouls. The Indians shot 38 free throws to Central’s 12.
“It was a very uncomfortable game,” Central coach Todd Dixon said. “It was very stop-and-go and it made it really hard to get into a rhythm.”
Central had four players foul out and Montrose rolled in overtime with the Warriors missing Stacy Kinnett, Maddi Vana, Amy Kame and Haleigh Higgins.
Kame led the Warriors with 20 points and Hannah Bowden had 22 for Montrose.
• Glenwood Springs got 14 points each from Katrina Selsor and Natasha Derby and 10 points from Breanna Richardson as the Demons downed Palisade 70-40.
The Bulldogs (3-13, 3-5 WSL) got 15 points from Sarah Hays.
• A banged-up Mesa State College team found a way to win.
The Mavericks wrestled without three of their regular wrestlers because of injuries Friday night, but defeated Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University 38-9 in an RMAC dual in Phoenix.
“Our three backups wrestled well,” Mesa State coach Chuck Pipher said. “We didn’t have this depth last year. Finally our depth is paying off.”
Two of Mesa’s injury replacements pinned their opponents.
Redshirt freshman Chris Holzworth pinned Grand Canyon’s Bryan Scambler in 3:56 at 149 pounds. Freshman Luke Laurita pinned the Antelopes’ Adam Barnett in 49 seconds in the 197-pound match.
Mesa State (4-4-1, 3-2-1 RMAC) won four matches by pin and a fifth by forfeit, accounting for 30 points. Rhett Breed pinned Alex Contreras (133) in 6:53 and Jason Wenger (141) pinned Austen Moore in 2:03.
“We got those three pins early and that can get you on a roll,” Pipher said. “That put us in the driver’s seat and got the momentum going for us.”