Tiger boys falter late, lose again
The Grand Junction High School boys basketball had another couple of opportunities to win a game in the final seconds.
One night after the 10th-ranked Tigers were unable to hit a game-winner against Sand Creek in a double-overtime loss, they turned the ball over with a chance to beat Bear Creek.
Instead, the Bears defeated Grand Junction 48-45 for third place in the Mullen Invitational on Saturday in Littleton.
Grand Junction (7-2) had chances to win the game with 30 seconds left and four seconds left, but turned the ball over both times, assistant coach Isaac Madson said.
“(Friday) night we thought we took a big step forward, but tonight we went backwards,” Madson said.
Broderick Robinson led Grand Junction with 22 points.
Overland 86, Fruita Monument 36: The Wildcats took an early 10-5 lead on the third-ranked Trailblazers, but couldn’t slow them down in the Rock Canyon Winter Shootout in Highlands Ranch.
Four players scored in double figures for Overland. Matt Story led Fruita (2-8) with six points.
Central 69, Harrison 67 (OT): The Warriors pulled out a thrilling overtime win at the Harrison Tournament behind a huge game from Trey Fair. The senior poured in 32 points, including 13 in the third quarter.
Fair scored 25 of his points in the second half and OT. The Warriors hit six 3-pointers with Tyler Talkington, Giles Woolsey and Fair each hitting two.
Michael Price added 14 for Central (3-7) and Talkington 10.
Fruita Monument 59, Roosevelt 44: Vanessa Herrera scored 13 points and Taylor Eatwell scored 10 to lead the Wildcats in the Black Canyon Invitational at Montrose.
Fruita Monument led 31-18 at halftime and 54-32 after three quarters.
ShaRae Dorscher added nine points for the Wildcats.
Legend 65, Central 27: The Titans got off to a fast start and never looked back in the rout at Brownson Arena.
Cassidy Bryant led the Warriors with 11 points.
Host Montrose edged Glenwood Springs in the Montrose Invitational 495.5 to 484 despite not winning any individual titles. Strong finishes were enough for the Indians to rack up enough points.
Grand Junction placed third with 441 points and had three individual titles.
Taylor Kidd won in the 100-yard backstroke and 500 freestyle, and Kianna Colaizzi won the 50 backstroke.
Glenwood came away with eight titles and swept all the three relay races.
Jess Tuttle won four titles, including all three of the individual medley races. She also won the 200 butterfly. L.J.J. Fetzko won the 1000 freestyle and 200 breaststroke for the Demons and Kendall Vanderhoof won the 100 freestyle race.
Aspen came away with four individual titles, including Kennidy Quist’s wins in 50 and 200 freestyle races, and the 100 breaststroke.