Basalt’s Glen reaches 1,000 career points in tourney win |

Basalt’s Glen reaches 1,000 career points in tourney win

Basalt High School senior Michael Glen, right, grins as Montezuma-Cortez Activities Director Stacey Hall presents him with the game ball after he surpassed 1,000 career points while playing Ignacio Saturday at a tournament hosted by Montezuma-Cortez. The Longhorns defeatd Ignacio to win the tournament.
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Basalt High School senior basketball player Michael Glen surpassed 1,000 career points Saturday, part of a two-game sweep of games at a tournament hosted by Montezuma-Cortez.

Friday, the Longhorns defeated host Montezuma-Cortez, 68-46, behind a 27-point performance from Glen. This left him needing only four points to reach 1,000.

In Saturday’s championship against Ignacio, ranked No. 10 in Class 2A, Basalt won 58-47, with Glen scoring 20 points. After surpassing the 1,000-point barrier, officials stopped the game and Montezuma-Cortez Activities Director Stacey Hall presented Glen with the ball he used to score his 1,000th point.

Basalt (6-1 overall) has won six straight since a season-opening 72-59 loss to Del Norte, which is ranked No. 5 in 2A. The Longhorns are off until hosting Roaring Fork on Jan. 10.

The Basalt girls basketball team went 0-3 over the weekend at its own Longhorn Classic. BHS lost 61-36 to Battle Mountain and 62-26 to Coal Ridge on Friday, before falling to Battle Mountain again Saturday, 44-31. Senior Carsyn Knotts had 17 points in Saturday’s game.

BHS wrestling impresses at West Grand

The Basalt High School wrestling team came home from a tournament hosted by West Grand on Saturday with two weight-class champions and another runner-up.

Basalt’s Nathan Rivera defeated Hayden’s Wade Hendricks twice, both via fall, to win the 126-pound division, and Alex Alberto went 3-0, all wins via fall, to claim the 170-pound division. BHS junior Oswaldo Morales earned points for the Longhorns as well, winning the heavyweight bracket by default.

Basalt’s Daniel Barnes placed second in the 138-pound division, going 2-2, Fisher Mitchell third at 106 pounds and Ernesto Lopez third at 220 pounds.

BHS wrestling is next scheduled to compete Jan. 7 at the Eagle Valley tournament.

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