Lady ‘Horns advance in districts
Basalt senior Lauren Redfern scored 19 points and Deanna Spracher had 11 as the No. 1 seed Lady Longhorns (17-3) defeated eighth-seeded Gunnison (2-18), 61-32, in a Class 3A, District 2 first-round girls basketball tournament game Tuesday night at the BHS Bighouse.
After taking a slim 11-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Longhorns rocketed to a 26-14 halftime advantage, then upped their lead to 18 points by the third quarter.
The win advances Basalt to one of two district semifinal games to be played at Rifle High School on Friday evening.
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