Briefs: Sports Prep Roundup February 14, 2009

Fruita places four wrestlers in semis of Region 3 tourney


• The Fruita Monument High School wrestling team advanced four wrestlers to this morning’s semifinals after Friday’s first round of the Class 5A Region 3 wrestling tournament at
Legacy High School in Broomfield.
The Wildcats were in fifth place with 531/2 points, trailing Air Academy by a point and a half after the first two rounds plus one round of consolation.
Wildcats 125-pounder Jeff Gonzales won his first match by pin and his second by technical fall.
After receiving a first-round bye, CW Waters (160) won 10-4 over Mike Whitley of Regis.
Taylor Termentozzi (171) pinned Dean DeGroot of Brighton in 2:18 of the quarterfinals after getting a first-round bye.
Also advancing after a bye in the first round was heavyweight Anthony Martin, who won with a first-period pin of Andrew Hathaway of Hinkley in the quarterfinals.


•  Palisade was in second placed with 991/2 points after the quarterfinals Friday in Montrose. The Bulldogs trailed top-ranked Roosevelt by only six points.
Daniel Salazar (103), Casey Thornton (112), Kelly Davis (130), Terry Williams (140), Wesley Shingleton (145), Tanner Barnes (152), Aaron Wagler (189) and Nick Stephanus (215) all survived the first two rounds in the championship bracket.


• Grand Junction was out to prove it was better then what it showed in the first game against Durango.
The Tigers, who won by one in the first meeting, controlled the tempo in Durango and took down the Demons 55-38.
“We took care of business,” Tigers assistant coach Isaac Madison said. “We were frustrated after the last game and it is always fun to win in Durango.”
The Tigers were led by Geoff Baldwin’s 17 points. Everett Robinson added 16 for the Tigers.
Palisade made it two in a row as the Bulldogs downed Eagle Valley 72-58 in Gypsum.

•  Led by four scorers in double figures, Palisade overcame a 20-11 first-quarter deficit. The Bulldogs tightened the defense for the final three quarters, allowing only 38 points.
Palisade was led by Jeremy Hayden’s 16 points.


• Palisade held its lead through four quarters but watched it slip away in overtime as the Bulldogs fell 64-54 to Eagle Valley.
The Bulldogs were outscored 18-8 in the extra period after leading for most of the game.
Palisade coach Toni Gunther said a lot of the loss had to do with the Bulldogs sending Eagle Valley to the line 43 times.
“We can’t put them on the line that much,” Gunther said.
The Bulldogs were led by Sarah Hays, who had 18 points. Holly Odneal finished with 10.

• Grand Junction played Durango close, even leading at times, but fell short, losing 58-55 .
Tigers coach Sam Provenza said the Tigers did a good job of containing the Demons’ Katerina Garcia but let the Durango senior take control late.
“Garcia got away from us in the fourth,” Provenza said. “But we had our chances and I think it was the strongest first half we played all year.”
Garcia led all scorers with 34 points. Grand Junction was led by Fawn Brady, who broke out of a scoring slump to finish with 22 points.
Paula Lage added 18 for the Tigers.


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