Prep roundup: Aspen hockey tops Mullen; Basalt basketball falls to Steamboat
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School boys hockey team improved to 2-0 with an 8-2 victory at Mullen in Denver on Saturday.
“The good thing was we had seven different goal-scorers,” Aspen head coach Al Butler said.
Ross Pignatore, Burke Daily, Arthur Kelso, Matt Ferguson, Victor Dunn, Ryan Fitzgerald and Charlie Van Allen (2 goals) all scored for Aspen.
Evan Morris was in goal for the Skiers, who started with a flurry of four goals in the first six minutes.
“We attacked with a lot of speed,” Butler said. “Our forecheck was good.”
Aspen had defeated Summit, 4-3, on Friday.
The Skiers will play at Battle Mountain next Saturday.
In boys high school basketball, Basalt dropped its second consecutive game at the Brenda Patch Memorial Tournament in Carbondale on Saturday night.
The Longhorns lost, 80-35, to Steamboat Springs (2-0).
The Class 4A Sailors had beaten Roaring Fork, 48-33, on Friday night.
“They are really good,” Basalt coach Danny Martinez said of the pressing Sailors, who use a full roster of 14 varsity players. “We’d break the press, but then we would struggle (on offense).”
He said the Longhorns, with only seven available players, fought hard against a tough opponent with a deep bench.
“All seven guys worked hard. We’re looking forward to getting on with the season,” he said.
In girls high school basketball Saturday, Steamboat Springs (2-0) handed the Basalt girls their second consecutive loss, 71-16, in the Brenda Patch tourney in Carbondale.
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