Sports briefs Dec. 20: Basalt girls basketball loses; Jarrell 7th in China
Basalt High girls basketball loses at Battle Mountain
The Basalt High School girls basketball team lost Thursday night at Battle Mountain, falling 50-34 in Edwards.
According to coach Amy Contini, BHS “played a sloppy first half but a great 2nd.” Zoe Vozick had a team-high 10 points, while Taylor Glen added 7.
The Longhorns fell to 1-7 overall with the loss and now enter the holiday break. The BHS boys basketball team did not play Thursday.
Aspen skier Cassidy Jarrell has best World Cup finish in China
Aspen halfpipe skier Cassidy Jarrell saw his best results in a World Cup contest on Thursday when he finished seventh in a FIS event in Secret Garden, China, which will host part of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Canada’s Simon D’Artois won the contest with a third-run score of 93.50. New Zealand’s Nico Porteous was second (89.50) and Oregon’s Hunter Hess was third (85.50). Jarrell, who scored 51.50 on his first run and failed to finish his second, scored 74.50 on his third and final attempt.
China’s Kexin Zhang won the women’s ski halfpipe competition in Secret Garden.
AFTER BROTHER’S CRASH, SKIER MICHELLE GISIN SKIPS WORLD CUP RACE
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic champion Michelle Gisin will skip World Cup ski races this week to be near her brother, who is in a hospital after crashing in a downhill on Saturday.
Gisin, who is fourth in the overall standings, said she will miss giant slalom and slalom races in Courchevel, France.
In a Swiss ski federation statement on Thursday, the 2018 Olympic gold medalist in combined said “my place is beside Marc and my family.”
Marc Gisin broke ribs and sustained pelvic and back injuries in a dramatic fall in Val Gardena, Italy. He is being treated in his native Switzerland.
Michelle Gisin raced on Tuesday and Wednesday on the same Val Gardena slope and had her worst results this season in downhill and super-G.
“The days in (Val Gardena) have been the most difficult of my life,” Gisin wrote Thursday on her Twitter account. “I have no energy left to stay away from home right now so I will not start in Courchevel.”
At the Pyeongchang Olympics in February, Marc Gisin finished 21st in the men’s downhill one week before his sister got her gold medal. Their elder sister, Dominique, was the 2014 Olympic champion in downhill.
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