Prep: Aspen boys basketball falls Friday; Basalt boys rebound with win |

Prep: Aspen boys basketball falls Friday; Basalt boys rebound with win

Aspen High School's Zack George attempts to get through a pair of Coal Ridge defenders on Friday.
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The Aspen High School boys basketball team hung close with visiting Coal Ridge, at least early, on Friday before the Titans pulled away for a 68-45 win inside the AHS gymnasium.

Coal Ridge (12-5 overall) ended Basalt High School’s 14-game win streak earlier in the week. The Titans continue to hold the top spot in the 3A Western Slope League.

AHS (8-8) fell to .500 with its fourth straight loss. The Skiers play at Cedaredge today before finishing out the regular season with a game Friday at Basalt and a game next Saturday at home against Roaring Fork.

The AHS girls lost 43-16 to Coal Ridge on Friday, dropping to 1-15 overall.

The Basalt boys rebounded from the loss to Coal Ridge with a 71-41 win over Grand Valley Friday. The BHS girls lost 71-46 to the Cardinals. Basalt is off until hosting Aspen on Friday.

The Aspen High hockey team defeated visiting Columbine 4-3 Friday at the Aspen Ice Garden. The Skiers, now 7-8-1 overall, will host Resurrection Christian at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Ice Arena.

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