Basalt rolls to 72-42 win over Hotchkiss
BASALT – Lauren Redfern scored 24 points and Autumn Caughern added 19 in a 72-42 win over Hotchkiss on Tuesday at the Big House.
The win, which raised the Longhorns WSL record to 12-1 and 15-3 overall, assures Basalt of a piece of the regular-season title, according to coach Debbie Alcorda.
The `Horns iced the game early by outscoring the overmatched Bulldogs 29-6 in the first quarter.
Hotchkiss had it’s best period of the night in the following eight minutes when they outscored Basalt, 17-14.
Up 43-23 at halftime, the Longhorns concluded the game by outscoring Hotchkiss in both the third and fourth quarters.
Basalt concludes the regular season on Friday against neighboring rival Roaring Fork of Carbondale at home.
Alcorda said, that a loss to the 12-2 Rams will make both teams co-champions for the regular season.
The coach pointed out that according to league tie-breaking rules, Basalt will earn the No. 1 seed for the district tournament, which starts Feb. 25 at homesites of the top four seeded teams.
“They told me that the tie-breakers are head-to-head against the team that ties you for the No. 1 seed,” said Alcorta. “Then it goes to head-to-head wins and losses by both teams against the third place team, and since we’ve beaten Cedaredge twice and Roaring Fork’s beaten them once – we earn the No. 1 seed.”
Basalt 72, Hotchkiss 42
Hotchkiss 6 17 13 6 -42
Basalt 29 14 16 13 -72
HOTCHKISS – Jamie Tribble 2 0-0 4, Teresa Bell 0 1-4 1, Amy Lacey 5 2-4 12, Christa Hawk 6 1-1 13, Rachel Smucker 2 2-4 6, Heather Clark 0 1-2 1, Ashley Burke 1 1-2 3, Silke Watson 2 0-0 4. Totals – 17 8-20 42.
BASALT – Ashley Eaton 1 1-2 3, Brittany Pollock 2 0-0 4, Autumn Caughern 8 0-0 19, March Thompson 1 0-0 2, Miriah Mulcahy 5 3-4 16, Rochelle Moebius 1 0-0 2, Amanda Schmidt 1 0-0 2, Lauren Redfern 11 2-4 24. Totals – 30 6-10 72.
3-Pointers – Caughern, Mulcahy 3. Fouled Out – None. Technicals – None.
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