Basketball: Basalt boys roll |

Basketball: Basalt boys roll

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Basalt High School boys basketball team got off to a fast start with a big win over visiting Delta in the first game of the season for the Longhorns.

The Basalt boys, with scoring all around, added a strong defensive effort in a 53-26 win over the Class 4A Panthers on Saturday.

“It was a really good team win for us,” Basalt head coach Danny Martinez said. “We played great defense. I had a lot of guys who stepped up.”

Mike Glen and Wade Soho, both returning from last year, led the Longhorns in scoring.

Glen scored a game-high 18 points. Soho scored 14 for the Longhorns (1-0).

Pablo Rivera scored eight points ,as did Raul Torres.

Pedro Rivera added two.

“Overall, our defense was really pretty good,” Martinez said after the Basalt boys led from the start. “Kyle Roberts stepped up and showed a lot of poise on our offense.”

The Basalt boys will be back on the court Thursday when they host rival Roaring Fork at 7 p.m.

Basalt will travel to Cedaredge on Saturday for the final game before the holiday break.

Basalt will open 2016 with a key Western Slope League game at Coal Ridge in New Castle.

The Basalt girls basketball team opened the season with a hard-fought 61-47 loss to Delta.

The girls also will host Roaring Fork on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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