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Preps: Aspen High hockey team shuts out Kent Denver

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Aspen High School hockey team extended its current winning streak with a dominating 7-0 win at Kent Denver on Friday night.

The Skiers scored early and controlled the game to improve to 7-4 in the Foothills League and 7-6 overall.

The win was Aspen’s fourth in a row.

Kent Denver fell to 0-8 in league play, 1-12 overall.

The Aspen hockey team will extend its Front Range trip with a game today at Ralston Valley in Arvada. Start time is 2:30 p.m.

Aspen basketball

The Aspen High School boys basketball team rolled to a road victory at Gunnison on Friday night.

The Skiers, who led 26-17 at halftime, went on to a 56-38 victory to end their two-game losing streak.

Evan Patzoldt led Aspen with 21 points.

Dominick Alcorta scored 10. Evan Geishart added eight, and Tristan Niskanen scored seven.

Alcorta added five rebounds and five assists. Wyatt Feagan led with six rebounds as the Aspen boys improved to 7-6 overall and 3-5 in the Western Slope Conference.

Gunnison fell to 3-5, 4-9 overall.

The AHS boys will play at Olathe today.

The Aspen High School girls basketball team also traveled to Gunnison on Friday, falling 38-22 in a game that was closer than the final score.

“We lost, but the girls played the best they have ever played,” said Aspen head coach Debbie Alcorta, who took over the rebuilding job with the program this season. “We played four quarters of basketball. Our defense was amazing.”

Alcorta said the Skiers’ defense limited Gunnison to only 14 second-half points. They held Gunnison to only six in the final quarter.

“We are about to break out,” Alcorta said. The Skiers, 1-7 in league and 1-12 overall, will play at Olathe today.

Aspen swimming

The Aspen High School girls swim team opened the Western Slope Championships in Grand Junction with solid first-day prelim performances Friday. The Skiers landed the top seed in six of 11 events after prelims.

Finals will be today at Colorado Mesa University.

Basalt basketball

Today’s schedule will see the Basalt basketball teams at home to host Moffat County. The girls varsity game will start about 2:30 p.m. The boys varsity is set for a 4 p.m. start.

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