Preps: Basalt, Aspen basketball back in action
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.
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Basalt went 11-5 in the shortened regular season and finished a mere fourth in the Class 3A Western Slope League behind Moffat County, Gunnison and Delta. Then the Longhorns were the No. 21 seed in regional play that only includes 24 teams, but still shook up the bracket with a pair of big upsets.