Basalt draws Denver Christian; Rams, Cards to play Thursday |

Basalt draws Denver Christian; Rams, Cards to play Thursday

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. After rolling through its regional tournament, the Basalt girls basketball team is heading to the Great Eight state tournament at Moby Arena at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.The Longhorns will face Denver Christian (18-6) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. With a win, they’ll advance to the Final Four. With a loss, they’ll drop to the consolation bracket.After stomping Eaton by 44 points on Friday in the opening round, Basalt then knocked off Western Slope opponent Hotchkiss 76-52 on Saturday to advance to state.

The good news for the Grand Valley boys basketball team is that it drew a No. 5 seed in the eight-team Class 2A state tournament this weekend in Pueblo. The bad news is the Cardinals will have to play at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday. Grand Valley (19-4) will take the court against No. 4 Cripple Creek (20-2).If the Cardinals win, they’ll advance to the final four on Friday. If they lose, they’ll still play again on Friday, but in the consolation bracket.In Class 3A, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced the game times for this week at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.The Roaring Fork boys basketball team (23-1) will play at 4 p.m. on Thursday against Kent Denver (18-6). If the Rams win, they will play at 7 p.m. on Friday night. If Roaring Fork loses, it will move to the consolation bracket and play at 8:45 a.m. on Friday.

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