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Basalt boys can’t get by Skier squad

BASALT – Nick Farrell and Phil Salazar tallied 18 and 16 points, respectively to lead the Aspen Skiers boys’ basketball team to a 71-56 victory over Basalt at Basalt High School Saturday night.

Aspen held a six-point lead at the half, but outscored the Longhorns 18-8 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Kyle Kappeli led Basalt with 16 points, while Travis Schwan and Ryan Thompson added 15 and 13, respectively, in the losing effort.



Aspen improves to 4-1 in Western Slope League play (7-3 overall). Basalt drops to 2-3 (2-7).

Aspen 71, Basalt 56



Aspen 17 15 18 21-71

Basalt 12 14 8 22-56

ASPEN – Josh Lackey 2 1-2 6, Teddy Ferrell 1 0-0 2, Nick Farrell 7 2-2 18, Phil Salazar 6 4-4 16, Brett Mufson 2 1-2 5, Moss Schermerhorn 2 2-4 6, Pete VanDomelen 1 0-0 3, Zach Karl 0 0-0 0, Ty Gartner 2 2-2 7, Zac Paris 0 2-2 2, Aaron Parada 1 1-2 3, Tyler Hellenbach 1 1-1 3. Totals 25 16-21 71.

BASALT – Cody Burkholder 2 1-3 5, Clayton Peetz 0 0-0 0, Danny Popish 0 1-2 1, Ryan Thompson 6 1-4 13, hugo Araujo 0 0-2 0, Kyle kappeli 7 1-1 16, Dillon Johnson 2 1-2 5, Adam Gawrys 0 0-0 0, Travis Schwan 5 4-5 15, Tyler Whitmire 0 1-2 0. Totals 22 10-21 56.

3-pointers – N. Farrell 2, VanDomelen, Gartner, Kappeli, Schwan. Total fouls – Aspen 22, Basalt 17. Fouled out – none. Technicals – none.

Friday

Roaring Fork 58, Hotchkiss 41

HOTCHKISS – After giving up 18 points in the first quarter, the Roaring Fork High School boys’ basketball team’s defense clamped down and allowed just 23 points the rest of the game as the Rams downed Hotchkiss 58-41 in 3A Western Slope League play Friday.

Nic Lough led all scorers with 19 points for the Rams, while teammate Dan Markoya chipped in 15. Nathan Wood and Michael Smith notched 13 and 11 points, respectively for Hotchkiss.

Roaring Fork 58, Hotchkiss 41

Roaring Fork 18 9 14 17-58

Hotchkiss 18 8 9 6-41

ROARING FORK – Jake Boyle 4 0-1 9, Aaron Markham 1 0-0 2, Jose Escarsega 1 0-0 2, Chad Minor 0 2-4 2, Adam Joiner 0 0-0 0, Arnold Hernandez 0 3-4 3, Adam Frank 0 0-0 0, Dan Markoya 7 0-2 15, Tommy Joiner 0 0-0 0, Misael Fernandez 0 2-5 2, Jon Lough 2 0-1 4, Nic Lough 9 1-2 19. Totals 24 8-19 58.

HOTCHKISS – Ricky Sparks 3 4-4 10, Aaron Gogenola 0 0-0 0, Seth Tribble 0 0-0 0, Michael Smith 5 1-4 11, Nathan Wood 5 1-1 13, Cole Davis 0 0-0 0, Ben Scott 1 0-0 2, Mikel Sparks 0 0-2 0, Ryan Taylor 0 0-0 0, Brandon Bell 0 0-0 0, Josiah Martin 2 1-2 5. Totals 16 7-13 41.

3-pointers – Boyle, Markoya, Wood 2. Total fouls – not available. Fouled out – R. Sparks, Martin. Technicals – none.

Cedaredge 69, Basalt 48

CEDAREDGE – Cedaredge jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, downing 3A Western Slope League foe Basalt 69-48 in high school boys’ basketball Friday night.

Cedaredge built a 24-8 lead in the first quarter and added to the lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Longhorns 17-8.

Ryan Thompson and Kyle Kappeli paced Basalt in the losing effort with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Cedaredge’s Jeff Hajny led all scorers with 20 points.

Cedaredge 69, Basalt 48

Basalt 8 15 8 17-48

Cedaredge 24 15 17 13-69

BASALT – Cody Burkholder 2 0-1 4, Clayton Peetz 2 1-1 5, Danny Popish 1 2-4 4, Ryan Thompson 5 2-4 12, Hugo Araujo 0 1-2 1, Kyle Kappeli 4 2-2 11, Adam Garwrys 1 0-0 3, Travis Schwan 4 1-3 9. Totals 18 10-16 48.

CEDAREDGE – Tony Cerise 2 0-1 4, Trent Beck 5 2-5 13, Jesse Anderson 5 3-5 13, Jeff Hajny 6 8-8 20, Kurt Kissner 2 3-6 7, Brandon Baker 4 4-4 12. Totals 24 20-29 69.

3-point goals – Beck, Kappeli, Gawrys. Fouled out – none. Technicals – none.

Girls

Roaring Fork 81, Hotchkiss 63

HOTCHKISS – It took a quarter to get rolling, but the Roaring Fork Rams girls’ basketball team’s offense got in gear in plenty of time to defeat Hotchkiss 81-63 in 3A Western Slope league play here Friday night.

The Rams recovered from a 24-13 first-quarter deficit thanks to 30 points – including four treys – from guard Carly Velasquez.

Tarn Udall, Jessi Rochel and Ashley Jensen each scored 15 points for the Rams.

Amy Lacey led Hotchkiss with 19 points, Christa Hawk and Rachel Schmucker tallied 15 and 10, respectively.

Roaring Fork 81, Hotchkiss 63

Roaring Fork 13 23 20 25-81

Hotchkiss 24 12 14 13-63

ROARING FORK – Tarn Udall 7 1-3 15, Brie Bath 1 0-0 3, Jessi Rochel 7 1-2 15, Carly Velasquez 11 4-6 30, Ashley Jensen 5 4-5 15, Laura Wright 0 0-0 0, Megan Zeigel 0 0-0 0, Aly Romanus 1 0-0 2, Theresa Pulver 0 1-2 1, Whitney Campbell 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 11-18 81.

HOTCHKISS – Jaime Tribble 4 0-0 9, Teresa Bell 0 0-0 0, Kim Emmons 2 0-0 5, Hanna Schum 0 0-0 0, Amy Lacey 6 5-6 19, Christa Hawk 7 0-0 15, Trista Sweigart 1 0-0 2, Rachel Schmucker 5 0-0 10, Heather Clark 1 1-2 3, Meagan Beard 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 6-8 63.

3-pointers – Bath, Velasquez 4, Jensen, Tribble, Emmons, Lacey 2, Hawk. Total fouls – not available. Fouled out – Lacey. Technicals – none.


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