Rams boys, girls hoops win
Roaring Fork High’s basketball teams both advanced, Basalt’s are done, and so are the Aspen boys after the opening round of the class 3A state tournament Friday night.There are 32 teams in both the boys and girls tournaments, divided into four regions. The first two rounds are hosted by the top two teams in each region. The Roaring Fork boys, seeded No. 2, and the Lady Rams, seeded No. 1, are both hosting the first two rounds of the tournament. The regional championships will be held in Carbondale today. The Great Eight, Final Four and championship games are all held at Colorado State University’s Moby Arena.
Whitney Campbell scored 17 points as the Roaring Fork Rams girls basketball team rolled over Bennett 63-31 at home Friday night in the opening round of the state tournament.The Rams, seeded No. 2 in the Sheila Quillen Thompson bracket, face Kent Denver today at Roaring Fork High for the regional championship. Kent Denver, No. 3, has improved to 19-3. The Rams are now 20-2. Bennett was the No. 7 seed. The start time for today’s game was not available.
The top seeded Rams beat Bayfield 62-42 Friday night in Carbondale to advance to the regional championship and the second round of the state tournament. Nic Lough scored a game high 25 points to lead the Rams to their 19th straight win. Roaring Fork now boasts a 19-3 record. The Rams will play No. 4 University today at Roaring Fork High. The Bulldogs, 14-10, beat No. 5 Holy Family 64-50 on Friday to advance.The start time of today’s game was not available.
The Skiers upset streak ended Friday night with a 51-30 loss to top seed Buena Vista Friday night. Aspen, No. 8, had made an unlikely push to the state tournament by pulling off two phenomenal upsets in the district playoffs. The Skiers finished with a 6-16 record. Basalt Boys Cody Burkholder scored 25 points but it wasn’t enough to lift the Longhorns over the Strasburg Indians who recorded a 76-71 win to advance to the second round of the state tournament in Buena Vista.
Lincoln Deffenbaugh scored a game high 28 points for the Indians, the No. 5 seed. Basalt was the No. 4 seed. The Longhorns finished with a 12-11 record, while the Indians have improved to 19-5. Basalt girls The Lady Longhorns season ended with a 46-65 loss to No. 1 seed Faith Christian Friday night in the Eagles gym. Basalt, No. 8, finished 8-15 while Faith Christian improved to 22-2. Further details on this game were unavailable.
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The dual-sport student-athlete was named to the Class 3A Western Slope League all-conference first team for softball as one of two Carbondale players on the Basalt High School softball team team last fall.