Girls basketball: Basalt celebrates win in Aspen
The Aspen Times
For the Basalt Longhorns, there’s nothing like celebrating a victory on Aspen’s home floor.
The Basalt High School girls, with their most complete game of the season, defeated the Skiers 38-26 at the Aspen High School gymnasium Friday night.
“The girls played really good basketball,” Basalt head coach Josh Mink said. “We were running the lanes, passing … everything.”
As in the first meeting between the valley rivals, the game was close for much of the first three quarters.
Basalt took a 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter behind seven points from Kaity Johnson.
Claire Boronski scored five for Aspen in the period.
After a low-scoring second quarter, the visiting Longhorns led 17-14 at halftime.
They pushed the advantage to 25-20 at the end of the third quarter behind four more points from Johnson.
Nicole Alvarado scored seven fourth-quarter points for Basalt, on the way to 11 for the game.
Teammate Johnson also scored 11 in the Longhorns’ win.
Rubi Araiza was 4-for-4 from the field, scoring eight as the Basalt girls improved to 3-10 in the Western Slope League, 3-15 overall.
Cliara Sanchez and Claire Boronski scored seven each to lead the Skiers.
Mckenna Woodrow added four.
Aspen is 1-17 on the year, 0-13 in league play.
The Skiers are scheduled to host league-leading Moffat County girls at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Aspen. The Moffat County girls clinched the league title Friday night with a 72-41 win over the Grand Valley girls.
The Basalt girls will host Olathe at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
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