Preps: Basalt, Aspen basketball back in action

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Basalt's Cintia Miramontes (12) goes for a rebound during Saturday's game against Aspen.
Jim Ryan / Special to The Aspen Times |

The Basalt High School boys basketball team won again, topping Cedaredge 61-33 in a nonconference game Tuesday night.

The win, the fifth in six games for the Longhorns, came on the heels of a 54-47 nail-biting victory over Aspen last weekend.

The Basalt boys (8-2 overall, 5-2 in the Western Slope League) will travel to Olathe on Friday night before hosting league-leading Coal Ridge on Saturday.

The Olathe boys are winless on the season at 0-11.

Coal Ridge, on the other hand, is atop the league at 6-0 and 7-4 overall.

The Aspen High School boys also will hit the road this weekend with two trips.

First, the Skiers will travel to Craig to face Moffat County (2-9, 1-5 in league) on Friday night.

On Saturday, the Aspen boys (4-6, 1-4 in league) will play at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale.

The Rams are 4-3 in the Western Slope League and 5-7 overall.

Grand Valley is second in the conference at 5-1 in league, 9-2 overall.

In girls basketball this week, Basalt dropped a 61-27 decision to powerhouse Cedaredge on Tuesday.

Last weekend, the Longhorns defeated rival Aspen, 31-25.

The BHS girls are 2-5 in league play, 2-8 overall.

They will take on Olathe on the road Friday before hosting Coal Ridge in Basalt on Saturday.

The Olathe girls are 4-2 in league, 7-4 overall.

The Coal Ridge girls are 3-3 in conference, 4-7 overall.

The Aspen girls (1-9 overall, 0-5 in league) will play at Moffat County, the girls league leader, on Friday. The Moffat County girls are 6-0 in league and 9-2 overall.

On Saturday, Aspen will play at Roaring Fork (3-4, 4-8 overall).

Behind Moffat County, the Grand Valley girls are second in the league standings at 5-1 and 9-2 overall.