HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons earned a split at home last night against the Summit Tigers. The Lady Demons overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Summit 46-28. Senior Kenzi Nelson-Buehler led all scorers with 19 points. In the boy’s contest, Glenwood had the lead at halftime but went cold from the floor in the second half in last night’s 66-51 loss to the Tigers. Chris Thomas came off the bench to lead all scorers with 17 points. Glenwood welcomes Steamboat Springs to town this Saturday. The girls tip off at 12:30 and the boys follow at 2 o’clock. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.
The Rifle Bears travel to Delta tonight for two games with the Panthers. The Lady Bears will try to knock off the first place Lady Panthers at 6. The boys will tip off at 7:30. KMTS will broadcast tonight’s games.
Coal Ridge hosts Moffat County tonight at 5:30 and 7 while Roaring Fork travels to Cedaredge.
Pueblo West visits Glenwood Springs today for meet at 4:30.
Denver–The Colorado Avalanche shutout the Columbus Blue Jackets last night at the Pepsi Center. The Avs host the San Jose Sharks tomorrow afternoon at 2.
Right after the Avs game, crews will take up the ice and lay down the hardwood as the Nuggets battle the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night at 7.
Boulder–The Colorado Buffaloes trounced the visiting Stanford Cardinal last night at the Coors Events Center 75-54. It was the Buffs’ first victory over Stanford in 22 years.
Elsewhere in sports…
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – The pairing is set for the men’s championship match at the Australian Open. Andy Murray advanced with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win over Roger Federer to join Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) in Sunday’s final. In 17 meetings, Djokovic has beaten Murray 10 times.
ANN AROBOR, Mich. (AP) – The University of Michigan is poised to stake a claim on the No. 1 ranking in the AP basketball poll. The second-ranked Wolverines beat Purdue last night 68-53 as Trey Burke had 15 points and eight assists. One hurdle remains before the new poll comes out next Monday, a date Sunday at Illinois. Duke, the top team in this week’s poll, was beaten decisively by Miami of Florida earlier in the week.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – There’s a two-way tie for first place after the opening round of the PGA’s Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. Both defending champion Brandt Snedeker and K.J. Choi shot a 7-under-65 yesterday. Round two is on tap today.
MEMPHIS (AP) – In one of tonight’s better matchups in the NBA, Memphis is playing host to Brooklyn. The Grizzlies enter the game 27-14 while the Nets are 26-16.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The NHL season is barely a week old and Flyers forward Scott Hartnell is done for up to eight weeks. He suffered a broken foot when being struck by a shot in Tuesday’s game with New Jersey. He led the Flyers with 37 goals last season and had 67 points.