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Girls basketball: Vail Christian turns back Aspen Skiers

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Aspen High School girls basketball team kept up the pressure and outscored the visiting Vail Christian Saints in the second half of Friday night’s nonconference game at the AHS gym.

But the pesky Saints had built a huge halftime advantage and held on to win 50-30.

Vail Christian, with a tenacious press of its own, went on a second-quarter rampage, outscoring the Skiers 29-5 — helped by two 3-pointers from Remy Beveridge and one from Jessie Raitt.

That run produced a 40-12 halftime lead.

But the Skiers, under first-year head coach Debbie Alcorta, scrambled back and outscored the Saints 18-10 in the second half.

“We’re getting there. We’re learning,” Alcorta said.

Claire O’Sullivan led Aspen’s balanced scoring with seven points, including two 3-pointers. Megan Hanson and McKenna Woodrow added six points each.

Olivia Crawford scored five; Marissa Buchholz added four for the AHS girls (0-4).

Raitt led Vail Christian (4-2) with 18 points. Beveridge added 14. And Jessie Hartley scored 12 for the Saints.