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Rams oust rival Longhorns

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado
Jim RyanFelipe Martinez, of the Basalt Longhorns, scores against Roaring Fork on Friday night in Palisade. Roaring Fork won.

PALISADE, Colo. – The Basalt High School boys basketball team ran into the end of the road Friday at Palisade High School.

The Longhorns, coming off one of the most emotional victories in recent memory with Thursday’s win over Grand Valley, lost to No. 1 seed and rival Roaring Fork 44-26 in the semifinals of the Western Slope League Tournament.

Dakota Grett led Roaring Fork with 17 points and seven assists as the Rams improved to 18-3. Grett also had seven assists against the Longhorns.

Trae Moxley, Roaring Fork’s 6-5, 260-pounder who has signed to play football at Colorado State University, added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Tanner Nieslanik contributed eight rebounds for coach Larry Williams’ Roaring Fork team.

Spencer Glasener led Basalt with six points.

Javier huerta, who led the Longhorns in Thusda’s win over Grand Valley, added five points. Teammate Filipe Martinez also scored five points.

The Basalt boys, who didn’t reach the tournament semifinals in Palisade last year, finished the season 8-13.

Roaring Fork will play for the tournament championship Saturday at Palisade High School.

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