Briefs: Prep Roundup February 15, 2009
• Sam Morgan made only one basket Saturday, but it came at a critical time, helping the Grand Junction High School boys basketball team claim a 50-41 Southwestern League victory at Montezuma-Cortez.
With the Tigers up two with about 11/2 minutes to play, Morgan drained a 3-pointer to provide some cushion down the stretch.
Geoff Baldwin led the Tigers with 22 points and Justin Trujillo added 12, making four 3-pointers.
Grand Junction took a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, but the Panthers came roaring back to tie the game at 22-22 at halftime. It was still tied (32-32) entering the fourth quarter, when the Tigers pulled away.
The key was the Tigers’ ability to get to the free-throw line — and keep Cortez off the line. Grand Junction hit 13 of 16 free throws, Cortez only 2 of 6.
• Grand Junction rebounded from a disappointing loss Friday night to Durango, slipping past Cortez 57-52.
Lisa Hughes scored 18 points, one of three Tigers in double figures, to help Grand Junction rally from a 28-26 halftime deficit.
The Tigers outscored Cortez 11-8 in the third quarter to lead 37-36.
Paula Lage added 12 points and Fawn Brady 10 for Grand Junction.
Jackie Ramsey led Cortez with 13 points.
The Tiger boys and girls teams wrap up the Southwestern League schedule with home games Tuesday against Central and Friday against Fruita Monument.
• Monique Keck led Mesa State with a 9th-place finish in the 1-mile run Saturday in the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs.
The senior from Thornton finished in 6 minutes, 7.44 seconds behind seven Division I athletes from Air Force and Colorado State. The meet included several Division I and II programs.
Mesa’s Andrea Ager placed 11th in the 800-meter run in
2:26.05, Jessica Smith took 13th in 2:28.95 and Deb Vigil was 14th in 2:29.64.
Brandy Deimling finished 17th in the 60 in 8.12 seconds and was 35th in the 200 in 27.98 seconds. Natalie Corbet was 48th in the 400 in 64.88.