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January 23, 2013
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Summit High School Roundup: Devils down Tigers, 42-29

In Tuesday's Western Slope Conference bout with Eagle Valley, Summit High's boys' basketball team lost, 42-29.

Markeith McDonald led the team in scoring with 10 points and eight rebounds.

"It was a close game the whole night," head coach Phil Tronsrue said of his team that's now 2-11 overall and 2-7 in league. Summit was down two points at the end of the first quarter before the gap widened to a seven-point deficit at halftime. Eagle Valley's lead dropped to three by the end of the third quarter, but then a series of turnovers, missed shots and missed free throws put Summit at the 12-point deficit from which it never recovered. A few last-minute three-point attempts weren't successful as a last-ditch effort to overcome the Devils, who are 10-2 overall and 6-1 Slope.

Tonight, the team plays at Glenwood Springs (3-8 overall, 2-4 Slope).

In Tuesday's 40-34 road loss to Eagle Valley (9-2 overall, 6-1 Western Slope), Summit's girls' basketball team gave the Devils a run for their money.

The game was nearly tied after the first quarter, with Summit leading by a point and expanding the gap to 11 points by halftime. Then, Summit lost steam, scoring just nine points in the second half to Eagle Valley's 26, which put the Devils atop the Tigers.

Summit is now 1-12 overall and 0-9 Slope, and will face Glenwood Springs (7-3 overall, 3-3 Slope) tonight on the road.

At Tuesday's home swim meet against St. Mary's, the Lady Tigers saw diver Hailey Wyatt tally a state-qualifying score - a feat for the first-year diver, even though it won't send her to the state competition. Wyatt needed to earn a state-qualifying score in two regular meets or get it in the league meet in a week and a half.

"Still, I'm really proud of her for actually doing it," coach Joe Baldwin said. "I told her before the meet, even if she does get a state-qualifying score, it may not count for anything, but it does in my book. It's a huge accomplishment."

He added that he thinks she has a good chance of meeting her goal at the upcoming league championship meet.

Summit swimming's 200-yard medley relay finished first against St. Mary's, clocking a time of 2 minutes, 19.42 seconds. Summit's Christine Montgomery finished at the top of the 100-yard butterfly field with a 1:22.37 and Olya Aden topped St. Mary's Holly Sommers in the 500-yard freestyle event by more than 25 seconds.

Monday's loss against Valor Christian hockey was a blow to the traction Summit High hockey seemed to have gained as of Friday night's bout with Resurrection Christian.

In the non-conference game, Valor defeated Summit, 6-5. A close score, but one that had head coach Chris Ruhly disappointed.

"It was an absolutely terrible display of hockey - top to bottom, forwards, defense, goaltending, everyone played pretty awful (Monday)," he said. "Very little passion, very little pride. It's mind-boggling to me to see them play so well Friday and come out and play so terribly on Monday."

He took the team back to the ice to prepare for Wednesday's game against Ralston Valley. Look for coverage of the Ralston Valley game in Friday's Summit Daily News.


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