Girls basketball: Moffat Co. puts on clinic in Aspen
The Aspen Times
The Moffat County girls basketball team left no doubt about its conference championship Saturday.
The Bulldogs, who clinched the Western Slope League title a day earlier, reinforced their No. 8 state ranking with a thorough 84-10 victory over the Aspen girls.
The Moffat County girls put on a clinic in full-court pressing defense and fast-break offense as they rolled to a 13-1 conference record, 15-3 overall.
Their smothering full-court pressure held the Skiers scoreless in the first quarter. And again in the fourth.
Meanwhile, five Moffat County players scored in double figures led by Josey King’s 16 points.
Kayla Pinnt added 12.
Morgan Lawton scored 11 for the Bulldogs, who also got 10 each from Mattie Jo Duzik and Jana Camilletti. Camilletti had three 3-pointers for Moffat County.
Leah Camilletti added eight points in the Moffat County victory.
Julia Boronski led Aspen with five points, including a 3-pointer.
Cliara Sanchez scored three; Mckenna Woodrow added two.
The Skiers moved to 0-14 in league, 1-18 overall.
They will travel to Craig for a rematch against the same Bulldogs on Tuesday in the first game of the Western Slope District Tournament.
Basalt vs. Aspen
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.
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