Aspen boys basketball beats Eagle Valley |

Aspen boys basketball beats Eagle Valley

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Aspen High School boys basketball team collected its first win of the season Saturday with a 45-32 victory over Eagle Valley.

The Skiers won their second game in the annual Brenda Patch Tournament in Carbondale.

“We got better tonight,” Aspen head coach Rolf Schildman said. “It was a good team effort, much better than Friday night.”

He said the Skiers set the tone for the game when senior Evan Patzoldt hit back-to-back 3-pointers to open the game.

“Our defense was really good tonight,” Schildman said as the Skiers limited Eagle Valley (0-2) to only 10 first-half points.

The Skiers converted on the offensive end

“We got a lot more hustle baskets,” Schildman said. “That was good to see.”

Patzoldt led the Skiers (1-1) with 17 points.

Dominick Alcorta added nine points.

Jack Rosenthal contributed five points. Shane Ormond added four.

“Our rebounding was much better tonight, too. We had a better effort,” Schildman said.

The Aspen boys will play at Hotchkiss on Thursday.