Briefs: Prep Roundup December 21, 2008

Warriors capture Hinkley tourney

Micheal Wiedrich was there when his team needed him.

The Central High School guard scored 14 points including three crucial 3-pointers Saturday during Warriors’ 59-55 win over Cherokee Trail.

With the victory, Central won the Hinkley tournament in Aurora.

“It feels good,” Central coach Phil Cain said. “They jumped on us right away, but we fought back and it was great to get a victory.”

Kahler Grandbouche added nine points for the Warriors, who enter the Christmas break 9-0.

Earlier in the day at the Hinkley tournament, Fruita Monument fell to Rock Canyon 71-61.

“I was a little disappointed with the effort,” Fruita coach Dave Fox said. “We were lazy, and we don’t have anyone to blame but ourselves.”

Fox added the Wildcats’ (4-6) effort was much better in the second half, allowing only one
3-pointer compared to nine in the first half.

Grand Junction had 12 players score in a 70-27 win over Battle Mountain in Minturn.

“No one individually stuck out, everyone played a lot and played well,” Tigers coach Dutch
Johnson said.

The Tigers (5-3) rushed out to a 45-10 halftime lead. Geoff Baldwin led the way with 12 points and Matt Wilkinson added 11.

“I would much rather go into the break riding a couple wins than a loss anytime,” Johnson said.

Although Palisade lost both games on the final day of the Montrose tourney, the Bulldogs were
competitive in each game.

Palisade (0-7) lost the first game of the day to Centaui 48-45 and fell later to Montrose 79-58.

“We played our best complete games,” Palisade coach Steve Phillips said. “We took a huge jump today.”

Jacob Edmiston led Palisade by scoring 13 against the Indians and 12 against Centaui.
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Central had trouble scoring against Fort Collins and fell 36-33 at the Heritage tournament.

“They ran a zone against us, and we didn’t figure out our offense until the fourth,” Central coach Todd Dixon said. “We have a lot to learn, and have to get a lot better really quick.”

Amy Kame’s 14 points, including three 3-pointers, paced Central.

Also at the Heritage Tournament, Grand Junction (3-7) fell to Air Academy 54-39. It was a rough tournament for the Tigers, who finished 0-3, but Grand Junction coach Sam Provenza said he still saw some good things from his team.

“At times we look terrific,” Provenza said. “But we are not consistent.”

Lisa Hughes led the Tigers with 10 points.


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