Late-arriving Grand Junction girls basketball team dominates in tourney opener

Grand Junction High School girls basketball coach Sam Provenza was surprised to see the kind of energy his team played with Thursday night after an eight-hour bus ride to Pueblo for the Pueblo West tournament.

But after arriving just before tip off, the Tigers cruised to 62-26 win against Pueblo Central.

“You know, they looked pretty high-energy, which surprised me,” Provenza said. “They came out and were moving the ball really well. Maybe it was because they were cooped up for so long.”

Sydney Brandon led the Tigers with 12 points, and Elisha Jahnke and Sara Wilkinson added 11 points. Every player on the roster scored.

“(Pueblo Central is) just such an undersized team and they had a lot of guards in and we kept bringing big kids in,” Provenza said. “We got in there and rebounded well and we just ended up with a ton of baskets in transition. We played good transition basketball.”

Grand Junction faces Palmer at 7 tonight.

Fossil Ridge 53, Fruita Monument 16: After arriving just moments before game time because of bad roads, the Fruita Monument girls basketball team lost at the Cheyenne South tournament.

“We just didn’t execute anything worth a darn,” coach Michael Wells said.

The Wildcats face Laramie (Wyo.) today at 3 p.m.


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