Prep Basketball Roundup: Roaring Fork boys, girls score victories at Basalt
Roaring Fork’s girls basketball team rebounded from a sluggish start to score a 51-29 win at Basalt on Saturday.
The teams exited the first quarter in a 10-all tie. The Rams went up 19-16 at the halftime break.
Emmalee Erickson scored six of the Longhorns’ 10 first-quarter points.
“Basalt came out with high intensity and played a whale of a first half, the first quarter especially,” Rams coach Kirk Cheney said. “They hustled very well and scored on easy, hustling layups.”
Megan Gianinetti sparked Roaring Fork in the second quarter, striking for seven points.
In the third quarter, the Rams came out with better intensity.
Basalt was hanging tough until midway through the third quarter when Gianinetti drained a 3-pointer, got loose inside for two points and then connected another triple to stretch the lead.
Gianinetti scored 11 points in that third frame to help Roaring Fork to a 34-22 lead entering the fourth.
Behind six fourth-quarter points from Hattie Gianinetti, the Rams put the game away.
Megan Gianinetti finished the day with 22 points. Kaleigh Wisroth added 10 points, Hattie Gianinetti eight, Kelley Farris four. Maddie Nieslanik, Toni Gross and Georgia Ackerman each scored two and Sam Denard had one point for Roaring Fork, which improved to 10-7 overall and to 9-2 in the 3A Western Slope League.
Erickson finished with 10 points for Basalt, which got eight from Lindsay Cozine and seven from Carina Capobianco.
The Longhorns dropped to 1-17 on the season.
Roaring Fork’s boys beat up on Basalt, 61-31, on Saturday.
The Rams improved to 11-6 overall and to 8-3 in the 3A WSL.
Holding host Grand Valley scoreless in the fourth quarter, Olathe’s girls scored a 48-25 win in Parachute on Saturday.
The Cardinals dropped to 9-9 overall and to 6-6 in the 3A WSL with the loss.
A score from Saturday’s boys game between the Pirates and Cardinals was not available at press time.
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