Preps: Aspen basketball rebounds with league win vs Delta, Roaring Fork next
The Aspen High School boys basketball team bounced back with a road win on Tuesday night, beating host Delta 65-53 in a Class 3A Western Slope League contest.
After a slow start for both teams — AHS leading only 9-8 after a quarter — the offenses got going in the second quarter and the Skiers led 28-27 at halftime. Aspen then put some distance on the Panthers with an 18-11 advantage in the third quarter and added to it in the fourth.
The Skiers received a big performance from Porter Lee, who led all players with 22 points, including a pair of key fourth quarter 3-pointers. Taylor Akin chipped in 11 points.
“Good response against a very well coached program,” AHS coach Alex Schrempf texted. “Porter had a big game. Our guys did a great job playing together.”
The loss dropped Delta to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in WSL play. Aspen, which opened the season with four straight wins before a 10-point loss to Coal Ridge at home on Saturday, improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in WSL play.
The Skiers will next host Roaring Fork on Thursday in a league game.
Basalt boys take down Soroco on Monday
The Basalt High School boys basketball team made it back-to-back wins on Monday with a 70-44 victory at Soroco in Oak Creek.
It was only the second loss of the season for the Rams (5-2 overall), which plays in the Class 2A Western Slope League.
The Longhorns improved to 4-3 overall. The win over Soroco came only two days after a 65-42 rout of Grand Valley at home on Saturday.
Next up, Basalt will host Eagle Valley on Thursday in another non-league game. Class 3A WSL play will resume Saturday for BHS with a trip to Coal Ridge.
The undefeated Basalt girls (7-0) did not play Monday. They are off until Thursday’s game against Eagle Valley.
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Local high school cross country teams competed Saturday in Crested Butte at the Emma Coburn Elk Run, put on by the race’s namesake Olympian who grew up in the town. Pomona’s Emma Stutzman won the girls race, with Basalt’s Katelyn Maley finishing second and Ava Lane in third.