Aspen prep basketball home for the weekend

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

Home, sweet home.

The Aspen High School basketball teams are back home for a sweet doubleheader this weekend. The Skiers will host Gunnison on Friday night and Olathe on Saturday afternoon in two Western Slope League games.

The Aspen teams will be out to climb up the ladder of the conference standings.

The Aspen boys are 2-5 in the Western Slope League, 5-7 overall. They’re coming off a a 44-30 rivalry victory at Roaring Fork in Carbondale last weekend. The Aspen boys had dropped a 66-59 decision at Moffat County a night earlier.

Gunnison is even with the Aspen boys at 2-5 in league play. The Cowboys are 4-8 overall, coming off losses last weekend to Grand Valley (56-41) and Moffat County (56-52).

The Olathe boys are winless on the season at 0-13, 0-8 in league.

Grand Valley and Coal Ridge continue to lead the boys standings in the Western Slope League. The Grand Valley Cardinals are 11-2 overall and 7-1 in league. The Coal Ridge Titans are 7-1 in league and 8-5 overall.

Basalt is next in the boys standings at 7-2 in league, 10-2 overall.

Grand Valley is ranked No. 10 in Class 3A by

The Basalt boys are among the teams receiving votes just outside the top 10.

The Longhorns are scheduled to host West Grand on Friday night before traveling to Craig for a key game against Moffat County on Saturday.

In girls basketball this weekend, the Aspen High School girls will be out for their first Western Slope League win of the season. They will host Gunnison’s girls at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The AHS girls are 0-7 in league, 1-11 overall.

The Gunnison girls are 1-6 in conference play, 3-9 on the season.

Olathe’s girls, due in Saturday, are near the top of the league at 6-2 in conference, 9-4 overall.

Moffat County continues to lead the girls standings at 8-0. They are 11-2 overall.

The Moffat County girls are ranked No. 8 in the state in Class 3A by CHSAA.

The defending state champion Pagosa Springs girls (13-0) are ranked No. 1 in 3A.

The Basalt girls (2-7 in league, 2-10 overall) will host West Grand in a nonconference game Friday night. The Longhorns will travel to play first-place Moffat County on Saturday.