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Hoops: Basalt boys, girls lose to Coal Ridge at home

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

Surviving a second-half scare from hard-charging Basalt, Coal Ridge held on for a 49-41 boys basketball win on Friday.

The Titans, playing on the road, took a 32-15 lead into halftime.

But the Longhorns came roaring back in the second half, whittling the deficit to six points in the fourth quarter.

“We got a little lazy on defense, giving up some easy ones,” Coal Ridge coach Paul Harvey said. “Basalt, they don’t ever give up. They played extremely hard. They play hard defense.”

Darik Brown led the Titans (11-7 overall, 8-4 in the 3A Western Slope League) with 13 points. Brandon Bates added 10 and Cody Walls scored eight.

Scott Riggins led Basalt (6-11, 3-8) with 13 points. Carl Riggins chipped in with 11 points and Blake Scherer with 10.

Behind 19 points from Carly Cloninger and 13 from Chasity Gonzales, Coal Ridge’s girls managed a 55-45 win at Basalt on Friday night.

The Titans, who trailed 35-34 after three quarters, pulled away with a 21-point fourth quarter.

Carina Capobianco led Basalt (5-11, 3-8) with 12 points. Stephanie Alvarado scored eight.

Cassie Blackard had nine points for Coal Ridge, which improved to 12-6 overall.

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