AHS basketball, hockey awarded home playoff games Monday, Tuesday
Aspen boys basketball to host Cedaredge Monday in playoff game
The Aspen High School boys basketball team will host Cedaredge at 6 p.m. Monday in its district play-in game. The Skiers (4-15 overall) finished eighth in the 10-team 3A Western Slope League, while Cedaredge (8-11 overall) finished ninth. The bottom four teams play in Monday’s play-in games, while the top six advanced straight into Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Aspen and Cedaredge met once this season, AHS winning 44-30 on Feb. 10 in Aspen.
The Basalt High School boys basketball team (6-13 overall) earned the league’s fifth seed and will play Tuesday evening at No. 4 seed Grand Valley (16-3 overall). When the two teams met the first time on Feb. 9, Grand Valley won 66-55 in Parachute.
The Basalt girls basketball team (5-14 overall) earned the league’s No. 9 seed and will play Monday at Olathe (6-13 overall). The teams played as recently as Saturday, Olathe winning 48-45.
As the No. 10 seed, the Aspen girls (1-18 overall) play Monday at Coal Ridge (9-10 overall). AHS lost 50-15 at Coal Ridge on Feb. 9.
The top two teams in the district tournament earn an automatic spot in the 3A state tournament.
Aspen High hockey to host Ralston Valley in Tuesday playoff game
The Aspen High School hockey team will be an 11 seed in the 24-team state tournament.
The bracket, announced Sunday, has AHS (12-4-3 overall) hosting No. 22 seed Ralston Valley (3-15-1) at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Lewis Ice Arena. The teams have not played this season.
The winner of Tuesday’s game will play again Friday against No. 6 seed Heritage (15-3-1). AHS and Heritage tied 2-2 in a Jan. 19 game in Aspen before the Eagles won 3-2 in overtime on Feb. 10 in Littleton.
For the complete bracket, click here.
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