Moffat County girls press past Aspen
The Aspen Times
Pressing issues aside, the Aspen High School girls basketball team took a major step Saturday.
The Skiers, mired in a troublesome scoring drought, broke out with their highest scoring game of the season in a 72-27 loss to state-ranked Moffat County.
The Skiers, still in search of their first victory, scored a season-high 11 points in the third quarter.
Olivia Crawford totaled seven points for Aspen in the third, eventually finishing with eight points.
Mary Landis led the Skiers with 11 points.
Landis, a senior, also led the Skiers with seven rebounds in the loss to Moffat County (4-2, 2-1 in the Western Slope League).
The Skiers fell to 0-7, 0-4 in conference.
Jessica Furr and Megan Hanson scored two points each for the Aspen girls.
Erika Detrick added four points.
Moffat County, with an oppressively smothering full-court press, forced 13 turnovers in the first period en route to a 21-6 lead.
The pesky Bulldogs forced 21 turnovers in the first half.
They had four players in double figures, led by Cheianne Pinnt with 17 points.
Morgan Lawton added 12 points.
Katelyn Peroulis added 13, and Allie Ehlers scored 11. Nine different Bulldogs scored in the win at Aspen.
The Aspen Skiers will return to Western Slope League play next Friday in Carbondale against Roaring Fork. The Skiers will play at Olathe next Saturday.
In other girls basketball on Saturday night, Coal Ridge defeated the Basalt girls, 56-11.
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