Moffat Co., Roaring Fork heading to Aspen
The Aspen Times
The boys basketball leaders of the Western Slope League will roll into Aspen tonight for a key showdown against the Skiers.
Moffat County, at 6-0 the only unbeaten team in conference play, will put its record on the line in a 7 p.m. game against the Aspen boys, 2-3 in league and 6-4 overall.
The Bulldogs, ranked No. 10 in Class 3A by coloradopreps.com, use a balanced, experienced lineup with four players — count ‘em — four players averaging in double figures.
Joe Camiletti leads the way at 13.8 points per game. Matthew Hamilton is scoring 12.5 per game. Tyler Davis is contributing 12.2 per game. And Jordan Najara is averaging 11.3.
They used that balance to knock off Grand Valley 82-64 last weekend in a battle of the conference leaders.
The Moffat County boys are 8-3 overall.
The Aspen boys are coming off an emotional 74-57 victory over rival Basalt last weekend. The win helped offset a 73-53 loss at Coal Ridge last Friday night.
The Skiers are tied with Coal Ridge in the Western Slope League.
Moffat County leads at 6-0 with Grand Valley next at 5-1, followed by Roaring Fork (5-2), Gunnison (3-2) and Aspen and Coal Ridge (both 2-3). Olathe and Basalt are winless in conference in boys basketball.
Roaring Fork will visit Aspen for a Saturday afternoon game, starting at 4 p.m.
Girls games will precede the boys games tonight and Saturday afternoon.
The Aspen girls (1-4 in league, 1-9 overall) will take on the Moffat County girls (5-1 and 7-4) at 5:30 p.m. today. On Saturday, the Skiers will play Roaring Fork at 2:30 p.m.
The Roaring Fork girls are 2-5 in league and 3-9 overall.
The only win of the season for the Aspen girls came in a 26-24 thriller at Roaring Fork back on Jan. 9.
The Basalt High School teams also face games today and Saturday in the Western Slope League.
The Basalt girls (1-9, 1-6), coming off their first win of the season at Aspen last weekend, will host powerhouse Olathe at 5:30 p.m. today.
The Olathe girls are 5-0 in conference, 9-1 overall and ranked No. 7 in the state.
The Basalt girls will play at Coal Ridge (3-2 in league, 3-7 overall) on Saturday afternoon.
The Basalt boys will look for their first win of the season tonight when winless Olathe visits the Big House. The BHS boys are 2-8 overall, 0-7 in the Western Slope League. The Olathe boys are 0-10, 0-5 in league.
On Saturday, the Basalt boys will play at Coal Ridge (3-7, 2-3).
David Stapleton is the development officer for the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club. A product of the club, AVSC sat down with Stapleton for a Q&A session in this week’s Clubhouse Chronicles.