Sports, February 1st


Glenwood Springs–In a double-overtime thriller, the Rifle Lady Bears outlasted the Glenwood Lady Demons Thursday night 70-63. Chante Church led the Lady Bear’s attack with 24 points. Junior point guard Delaney Gaddis scored 23 for Glenwood. The boy’s game wasn’t nearly as exciting as the Rifle Bears beat a struggling Glenwood team 54-27. The Demons dug themselves a hole in the first half by going 1 for 19 from the floor. Rifle hosts Steamboat Springs tomorrow afternoon at 4 and 5:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. Glenwood is back in action next Friday night when the Delta Panthers come to town.

Tonight, the Grand Valley Cardinals take on the Rams at Roaring Fork High School. The girls tip off at 5:30 and the boys follow at 7. At Coal Ridge High School the Titans host the Gunnison Cowboys at 5:30 and 7. Both games will be carried live on KMTS.


Calgary, Alberta–The Colorado Avalanche doubled up the Calgary Flames last night in Canada, 6 to 3. Paul Statsny tallied two goals. The Avs host the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow afternoon at 1.


Denver–The Denver Nuggets host New Orleans tonight at 7.

Elsewhere in sports…

UNDATED (AP) – San Jose remained the only team with a perfect record in the NHL last night with a 3-2 win over Edmonton. The Sharks needed a shootout to get the win as Michael Handzus (HAND’-zoos) and Dan Boyle scored in the shootout. The Sharks are 7-0.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – There was one upset in college basketball last night. In St. Louis the Billikens knocked off No. 9 Butler 75-58. The Bulldogs committed a season-high 23 turnovers in the road loss.

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has told the NFL Network that he’s considering a heart procedure to address a condition that forced him out of a game. The 26-year-old left in the third quarter of Houston’s 23-6 loss to Minnesota on Dec. 23 with an irregular heartbeat.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The U.S. starts 2013 Davis Cup play today with a best-of-five-tie against Brazil. Today’s singles players for captain Jim Courier are John Isner (IHZ’-nur) and Sam Querrey (KWEER’-ee).

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The second round of the PGA’s Phoenix Open is today and if it’s anything like yesterday for Phil Mickelson, it should be something to see. Mickelson shot an 11-under-par 60 with a round that featured 11 birdies. He ended first-round play with a four-shot lead over several players when play was suspended by darkness.