Sports, February 27th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 4A GIRLS PLAYOFFS

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons advanced to the round of 32 with last night’s 52-42 victory over the visiting Lady Panthers of Harrison High School. 6-1 sophomore Madi Spence led all scorers with a career high of 20 points. Glenwood travels to the front range this Friday night to take on the top seeded D’Evelyn Jaguars at 6 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS.

Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears dominated the Spartans of Thomas Jefferson High School last night at the Bear’s Den 62-33. Chante Church and Joey Kueheim scored 27 and 24 points respectively. Rifle moves on the next round at Montrose High School to take on number 3 Palmer Ridge at 7:30.

Basalt–In the girl’s 3A pigtail game at the Big House, the Basalt Lady Longhorns defeated Aspen 55 to 41 to move on the district tournament. They’ll play the top-seeded Moffat County Lady Bulldogs Thursday night in Craig.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Greeley–The Glenwood Demons battle Greeley Central tonight at 6:30 in Greeley while the Rifle Bears take on the Montrose Indians at the Bear’s Den at 7. KMTS will broadcast the Rifle/Montrose game and provide updates on the Glenwood game.

NHL/AVALANCHE

San Jose, CA–The Avs lost to the San Jose Sharks 3 to 2 in an overtime shootout.

Elsewhere in sports….

A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade does not become official until March 12, when the NFL’s new business year begins.
It’s the first big player move by Kansas City since Andy Reid took over as coach after being fired by Philadelphia.
Smith lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick after sustaining a concussion Nov. 11. Kaepernick played well, and coach Jim Harbaugh stuck with him even when Smith was healthy.

MIAMI (AP) – Not only did LeBron James score 40 points in last night’s win over Sacramento, the NBA’s reigning MVP dished out a career-high 16 assists in Miami’s 141-129 double-overtime victory over the Kings. The Heat’s current 12-game winning streak is the league’s longest of the season.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The No. 1 team in the country lost for a seventh time this season last night, with Indiana falling at Minnesota 77-73. It’s the third time this season the Hoosiers have lost while holding the top ranking in the AP poll.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – The fifth time was the charm for Vivian Stringer. The Rutgers Hall of Famer became the fourth women’s college basketball coach to reach 900 wins as the Scarlet Knights snapped a four-game losing streak with a 68-56 victory over South Florida 68-56.

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) – A bus carrying the University of Maine women’s basketball team ran off a highway north of Boston, leaving a player with a broken hand, the head coach with minor facial cuts and the driver seriously injured. Police say the driver is believed to have had a medical episode.

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