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Glenwood Springs rolls through Hayden boys hoops

Ben Ingersoll

— The season can really only get better for Hayden High School boys basketball after the Tigers’ opener Thursday night at the Mountain Top Classic.

Hayden — a Class 2A squad — was blitzed early and often by Class 4A Glenwood Springs, a team that beat Steamboat Springs twice last year and finished second in the Western Slope League. The Demons rolled to a 60-13 win against the Tigers, sinking Hayden to 0-1 to open a new era under coach Jody Harvey.

“We just handed everything to them,” Harvey said. “We turned the ball over a lot. We learned some lessons on what we need to get better at. I knew that was probably coming.”

Glenwood Springs opened an insurmountable halftime lead, 40-4, and cruised to victory on the campus of Adams State University.

“I think they’re OK,” Harvey said about his players. “They weren’t hanging their heads. We were outmatched for sure. It’s how I presented it to them. We’ll learn from it and get better at what we’re bad at and move on.”

Hayden’s Jack Redmond finished with four points and Carlos Valdez had three.

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The Tigers will play Centauri on Friday night. Centauri — a Class 3A school — was handled easily by Ignacio on Thursday night, setting up a much more doable stage for Hayden to shoot for its first win.

Tipoff Friday is at 8 p.m.

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