Central’s rally too little, too late in loss to Indians
Central rallied in the second half, but it wasn’t enough.
Montrose, which moved up to No. 10 in the Denver Post Class 4A poll earlier Wednesday, defeated the Warriors 79-68 in a Southwestern League game Wednesday in Montrose.
“We played good in the first half, but our defense started to suffer in the second half,” Montrose coach Martin Maloney said. “Central hit a lot of shots. Fortunately, we were able to hit free throws down the stretch.”
Nate Hawley led Montrose (18-3, 7-1 SWL) with 29 points. Cameron Jones had 22.
Preston Grandbouche hit four 3-pointers and led Central (0-22, 0-8 SWL) with 21 points. Taylor Sanchez scored 18 points, including 14 in the second half. Angel Galindo made two 3-pointers and scored eight points.
Montrose remained in the hunt for the Southwestern League title with a 51-31 victory over Central on Wednesday night in Montrose.
The Indians (12-9, 7-1 SWL) jumped to an 18-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and pulled away in the second half.
The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Warriors (6-15, 3-5 SWL).