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Longhorns find no home-court advantage against Cedaredge

Michael Appelgate
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado
Jim Ryan/Special to The Aspen TimesBasalt's Hector Morales battles for a rebound. Visiting Cedaredge downed the Longhorns, 59-46.
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BASALT – Two teams winless in the Western Slope 3A, the Cedaredge Bruins and Basalt Longhorns, battled Friday night in hopes of staying out of the league’s basement.

Despite pulling within four points in the final two minutes of the game, the Basalt boys remained winless, losing 59-46 and dropping their record to 0-14 overall, and 0-9 in the league. Cedaredge improved to 4-11 and 1-8 in league competition.

As with the boys, the Cedaredge and Basalt girls clashed in a matchup between two teams struggling to claw themselves out of the bottom of the standings.

But the Basalt girls could not keep it close, after being down just 11-9 in the first quarter. The Longhorns lost 45-15, their ninth straight defeat and their third straight game scoring fewer than 20 points. Basalt drops to 1-14 and 0-9 in the league, while Cedaredge improved to 3-12 and 2-7.

“As a coach, it really inspires me because the girls didn’t give up,” said Basalt head coach Lauren Redfern. “Even though we don’t have as much talent and are not the most basketball-savvy team, I appreciate them not giving up.

“I’m hoping that the players can continue to enjoy playing basketball and continue to improve in the offseason.”

Combined, the Basalt girls and boys varsity has a combined record of 0-15 on their home court.

mappelgate@aspentimes.com


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