Preps from Friday, Dec. 1: Basalt boys, girls basketball both go 1-1 in La Jara
December 1, 2017
The Basalt High School boys and girls basketball seasons tipped off Friday at a tournament hosted by Centauri High School in La Jara, with both teams going 1-1 on the day.
The BHS boys lost their opener to Salida, 64-55, with first-year coach C.P. Martinez noting there were "lots of good things, but also tons of inexperience mistakes." The Longhorns bounced back with a 68-25 demolition of Las Animas later in the day. BHS outscored Las Animas 22-2 in the first quarter.
The BHS girls also lost to Salida Friday morning, 39-27, before bouncing back to beat Las Animas in the second game, 45-42.
Both the Basalt boys and girls will wrap up their time at the Centauri tournament with one more game Saturday, each playing Sargent in the fifth-place game. The girls play at 11:30 a.m. and the boys play at 1 p.m.
Basalt is then scheduled to host Delta on Thursday in its home opener.
Aspen girls basketball wins first game in Meeker
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The Aspen High School girls basketball team earned its first win of the season on Friday, beating Olathe's junior varsity team, 36-27. AHS opened its season on Thursday with a 52-8 loss to Cedaredge. The Skiers conclude their time at the Cowboy Shootout in Meeker Saturday with a game against Mesa Ridge's junior varsity team at 12:30 p.m.
The Aspen boys basketball team opens its season on Thursday, also at a tournament in Meeker.
Basalt wrestling loses first dual of season
The Basalt High School wrestling team opened its season Friday with a 54-24 dual loss at Salida.
Basalt's only non-forfeit win came from Marcos Archebeque at 160 pounds, who won via fall at 4:32 over Salida's Coltyn Gross. BHS had three wins via forfeit.
Next, the Longhorns will compete in a dual tournament Saturday, hosted by Buena Vista.
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