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Prep: Aspen boys basketball falls Friday; Basalt boys rebound with win

Aspen High School's Zack George attempts to get through a pair of Coal Ridge defenders on Friday.

The Aspen High School boys basketball team hung close with visiting Coal Ridge, at least early, on Friday before the Titans pulled away for a 68-45 win inside the AHS gymnasium.

Coal Ridge (12-5 overall) ended Basalt High School's 14-game win streak earlier in the week. The Titans continue to hold the top spot in the 3A Western Slope League.

AHS (8-8) fell to .500 with its fourth straight loss. The Skiers play at Cedaredge today before finishing out the regular season with a game Friday at Basalt and a game next Saturday at home against Roaring Fork.

The AHS girls lost 43-16 to Coal Ridge on Friday, dropping to 1-15 overall.

The Basalt boys rebounded from the loss to Coal Ridge with a 71-41 win over Grand Valley Friday. The BHS girls lost 71-46 to the Cardinals. Basalt is off until hosting Aspen on Friday.

The Aspen High hockey team defeated visiting Columbine 4-3 Friday at the Aspen Ice Garden. The Skiers, now 7-8-1 overall, will host Resurrection Christian at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Ice Arena.

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