Boys basketball: Aspen shoots past Hotchkiss
December 15, 2015
The hot-shooting Aspen High School boys basketball team hit seven 3-pointers Thursday night in a 62-47 victory over Hotchkiss at the main AHS gym.
Aspen senior Jack Rosenthal, who had four 3-pointers, led all scorers with 20 points as the Skiers won their second consecutive game of the season.
AJ Detrick added 12 points, including one trey for Aspen.
Junior Zack George added a 3-pointer among his nine points.
Aspen senior Will Hazen also scored nine points in the victory. He converted 7-of-10 free throws.
Senior center Tristan Niskanen scored seven points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds against the Bulldogs (1-3).
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Quinton O'Keeffe, with one 3-pointer, added five points as the Skiers improved to 2-1 on the season.
They're scheduled to play at Rifle on Friday night in another nonleague game.
Junior Clayton Oxford led Hotchkiss with 16 points on Thursday night.
Teammate Zack Allen, also a junior, added 10 points.
Jonathan Gonzalez contributed eight. The Bulldogs had only two 3-pointers.
The Skiers started fast with a 19-point opening quarter.
But Hotchkiss answered with 18 in the second as the Skiers held a 33-26 halftime lead.
A 10-0 run by Aspen in the third quarter included a long 3-pointer from Rosenthal, four free throws from Hazen and another Rosenthal 2-pointer.
A basket by Detrick extended Aspen's lead to 50-38 entering the fourth quarter.
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