Lady Skiers ready to get back on winning track |

Lady Skiers ready to get back on winning track

Ben Husband

After suffering its worse loss since a 19-point loss to Eagle Valley last year, the Aspen High School girls’ basketball team look to get back on track this weekend with two key league games.

On Monday, the Skiers traveled to Steamboat Springs and were crushed 51-22.

“Our team just didn’t show up,” AHS coach Brent Waldron said.

After charging out to an impressive 7-1 record, including a 2-0 start in Western Slope Conference play, the Skiers have dropped their last two games.

Last Saturday, the Skiers fell short of a comeback to Rangely losing 56-51. And Monday, the Skiers lost to Steamboat.

Tonight, the Skiers, 2-1 in the WSC, will look to get back on the winning track as they host Paonia (1-2) at the Skierdome. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘We just have to learn from those two losses and forget about it,” Waldron said. “I think that it’s easy to forget about them if you do learn from them, and I think that we did and it’s time to move on.”

According to Waldron, Monday’s loss to Steamboat was a result of “lack of intensity and enthusiasm.”

“That is something that we just cannot have,” he added.

Saturday, the Skiers roll out the welcome mat for Eagle Valley (2-2), a team that will be coming to Aspen for revenge.

After crushing Aspen last year in Eagle Valley 72-53, the Skiers returned the favor at the Class 3A District Tournament with a stunning 22-point loss that ended one of the Devils’ finest seasons.

Eagle Valley is led by senior Jamie Mayne who scored a season high 25 points in a loss against Basalt two weeks ago.

“They’re going to come down ready to play,” Waldron said.

Tip off for Saturday’s game is set for 4 p.m.

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