Boys basketball: Basalt defeats Roaring Fork |

Boys basketball: Basalt defeats Roaring Fork

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Pedro Rivera of the Longhorns goes up for a layup against Roaring Fork on Thursday night at Basalt High School.
Jim Ryan / Special to The Aspen Times |

Make it 2-for-2.

The Basalt High School boys basketball team ran its record to a perfect 2-0 with a 60-34 victory over visiting Roaring Fork on Thursday night.

“Our defense set the tone,” Basalt head coach Danny Martinez said. “It’s a rivalry game, and we got a little sloppy. But we settled down.”

The Basalt boys led 31-21 at halftime in front of a big crowd at the Big House.

They extended the margin in the second half.

Scoring was spread for the Longhorns, led by Mike Glen’s game-high 22 points.

Raul Torres scored 13 while Wade Soho added eight.

Pedro Rivera scored seven; Pablo Rivera scored five.

“It really was a good team win,” Martinez said. “It’s been a long time since Basalt has beaten Roaring Fork. It’s been since I played.”

The historic win over the Rams is believed to be the Longhorns’ first since 2001.

In the girls varsity game Thursday, the Basalt girls pushed Roaring Fork into overtime.

But the Rams eventually prevailed 54-45.

“To play into overtime was amazing,” Basalt coach Josh Mink said. “The girls are working hard and we’re staying right in these games. We just ran out of gas tonight.”

Nicole Alvarado led the Basalt girls with 15 points. She’s a sophomore.

Rubi Araiza of Basalt hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.

Carsyn Knotts also added key baskets, including a late 3-pointer for the Longhorns.

The Basalt boys and girls will continue their preholiday schedule with Saturday games at Cedaredge.

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