Girls basketball: Aspen wins 1st game |

Girls basketball: Aspen wins 1st game

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Aspen High School girls basketball team rallied from five points down in the fourth quarter to secure its first win of the season – 26-24 over Roaring Fork on Friday night in Carbondale.

“The girls kept their composure. It was really good to see,” Aspen head coach Debbie Alcorta said after the victory in the Western Slope League opener. “Our defense was so amazing. I have never seen these girls play defense like that.”

She said the Aspen defense forced turnovers in the fourth quarter, enabling the Skiers to collect their emotional, first win of the season.

“It was an exciting game. The girls pulled it out,” Alcorta said as the AHS girls improved to 1-4 overall, 1-0 in the Western Slope League.

McKenna Woodrow led a balanced Aspen offense with seven points. Megan Hanson added six points in the Aspen win.

Jessica Coxon and Olivia Crawford scored four points each. Marissa Buchholz and Jessica Furr added 3 and 2, respectively.

“Everybody was involved. That’s something we have been stressing,” Alcorta said after six Skiers scored at Roaring Fork (2-5, 1-1) on Friday night.

“The girls are so excited. They’ve worked hard. They deserve a lot of credit,” Alcorta said. “I told them, ‘You did this. I didn’t do this. You, the players, did this.’”

The Aspen girls will play at home next Friday when the Skiers host Olathe.

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