Glenwood girls pull out of 4A state basketball tournament; Grand Valley Girls to Play for District 3A Championship


The Glenwood Springs High School women’s basketball team ended its run in the 4A State Tournament on Friday night with a 65-59 loss to Skyview.

Following an 88-18 loss to Denver North on their home turf on Tuesday, the 19th seeded Lady Demons took on the 14th seeded Wolverines on the road in Denver. For two quarters the visitors were on top, leading 38-30 at halftime.

But a 35-21 advantage for the top seed in the second half was the difference, as the Glenwood girls were sent to spectator seats for the remainder of the state championship tournament. Scores and other statistics were not immediately published on

The Lady Demons finish the season at 18-7, including a 12-0 4A Western Slope League title. It was the last basketball game in a jersey for senior Demons Ella Johnson, Miah Suarez, McKenzie Winder and Sophia Prieto.

Grand Valley Girls Play Delta for District 3A Championship

Grand Valley Cardinal Katie Ray is welcomed onto the court during the opener of last week’s regular season game against the Coal Ridge Titans.
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In the District 3A Tournament in Grand Junction, second seed Grand Valley High School takes on top seed Delta for the Girls’ Championship at 1 p.m. Saturday at GJ Central High School.

The Lady Cardinals beat third seed Moffat County 51-44 in Friday’s semifinals to advance. Grand Valley took a 28-19 locker room advantage at halftime against the Bulldogs and held off a late charge to claim the victory.

Cardinals sophomore Jaycee Pittman led the scoring column with 19 points and junior Abbey Parker had 15; each with three 3-pointers. Senior Bailey Radel added 11. Junior Landyn Teter had 11 rebounds and Pittman had 10.

In Friday’s other women’s semifinal, Delta, ranked third in the state by the Colorado High School Activities Association’s RPI, easily beat North Fork, 54-36. A win on Saturday would give Grand Valley a host site for next week’s 3A Regionals. Coal Ridge, despite losing in the district quarterfinals on Tuesday, is also looking to enter regionals with a No. 15 RPI ranking.

Boys Semi-Final: Aspen 60, Coal Ridge 27

In action from the Boys’ District 3A Tournament, the top-seeded Aspen Skiers went into Saturday’s championship game against No. 2 Delta with a lopsided victory over Coal Ridge in Friday’s semifinal. Delta defeated Moffat County, 65-52.

The Titans play Moffat County for third place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and Aspen and Delta play for the championship at 2:30 p.m. at GJ Central High School.

Against the Skiers, the Titans have been held in single digits in each of four quarters against Aspen, which enters the postseason ranked fourth in the state among 3A teams. Coal Ridge senior Eddie Salazar had 10 points, with junior Andres Mendoza and second Lochian Wade scoring seven apiece. Wade also had nine rebounds.


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