The Roaring Fork boys basketball team will be looking to solidify its position atop the Class 3A Western Slope League standings in a key match-up on the road in Aspen tonight.
The Rams come into the game at 5-0 against league teams. That included a huge win at home against Moffat County, now 4-1, back in mid-December. Roaring Fork stands at 6-2 overall.
Defending league and district champion Aspen enters the home stand at 4-1 in the league and 6-2 overall, following a loss at Moffat County last weekend.
The Roaring Fork girls (3-5 overall, 3-2 league) are battling to move into the top five in the league standings in their contest against Aspen (2-6, 1-4).
Game times are 5:30 p.m. for the girls and 7 p.m. for the boys, at the "Skierdome" in Aspen.
On Saturday afternoon, the local rivalry between Roaring Fork and Basalt takes to the court in Carbondale. Game times are 2:30 p.m. for the girls and 4 p.m. for the boys, at the RFHS gym.
Coal Ridge hosts Cedaredge
In other 3A WSL action tonight, Coal Ridge hosts Cedaredge and Gunnison visits Grand Valley.
The Titan boys enter the weekend at 1-8 overall and 1-5 in the league, while Cedaredge comes in at 5-3 and 3-2.
On the girls' side, Coal Ridge stands at 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the league following a loss at Grand Valley on Tuesday.
The Grand Valley boys (1-9, 1-6) picked up their first win of the season against Coal Ridge at home on Tuesday, and will be looking to keep the momentum going against Gunnison (2-6, 2-3).
The Lady Cardinals come into the weekend at 7-3 overall and 5-2 in 3A WSL play, while Gunnison remains winless at 0-8 and 0-5.
Rifle girls eye 4A league lead
The Rifle Lady Bears (7-3, 5-1) will also be looking to grab at least a tie for the top spot in the 4A WSL standings when they host Delta tonight beginning at 6 p.m. at the RHS gym.
Delta comes in at 5-3 overall and is undefeated in league play thus far, at 3-0, following a win last weekend against the Glenwood Springs girls.
Rifle scored a big win over Palisade on Tuesday to stay in contention coming up on the midway point in the league season.
The Rifle boys (3-6, 1-4) square off against Delta (5-3, 3-0) in the nightcap, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
In other 4A WSL basketball action, the Glenwood Springs boys and girls are on the road tonight at Palisade. The Demon boys stand at 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the league, while the girls look to stay in the league hunt at 3-2 (7-2 overall).