Basketball: Basalt boys roll past Moffat County
The Aspen Times
The Basalt High School boys basketball team used stifling defense early and offensive balance to top visiting Moffat County 63-41 on Friday night.
“It was a really good win for us. We haven’t beaten Moffat County in a while,” Basalt head coach Danny Martinez said. “We executed pretty good (on offense). And our defense was good, too, especially early.”
He said the Longhorns came out with energy against the Bulldogs.
The Basalt scoring ranged from five for Kyle Roberts and four for Pedro Rivera to eight for Raul Torres.
Pablo Rivera scored 13; Wade Soho added 11.
Mike Glen led all scorers with 18 points.
“The boys were excited,” Martinez said. “We’ve got Gunnison (Saturday). They’ve got some big kids. That’ll be a challenge.”
The Basalt boys improved to 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the Western Slope League. Moffat County fell to 2-7 overall, 1-3 in conference.
In the girls game Friday night, state-ranked Moffat County defeated Basalt 65-29. The Bulldogs are 7-1; the Longhorns are 1-5.
“We’re getting better, and the girls never give up,” Basalt coach Josh Mink said. “Moffat County is a great team. They’ll got deep in the playoffs. But our girls fought hard.”
He said Carsyn Knotts led the day for Basalt with seven points.
“She’s solid across the board,” he said.
He also singled out point guard Kate Schrock and Rubi Araiza, for her play off the bench.
Basalt will host Gunnison on Saturday with the girls varsity at 2:30 p.m. and the boys varsity at 4 p.m.
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