Basalt’s Glen, Martinez claim 3A Western Slope League honors |

Basalt’s Glen, Martinez claim 3A Western Slope League honors

Basalt senior forward Michael Glen goes up for a layup during the 3A Western Slope League district tournament in February against Roaring Fork junior forward Justin Thompson. (JIM RYAN)

Thanks to a terrific regular season, Basalt senior forward Michael Glen was awarded the 3A Western Slope League Player of the Year award, while Basalt Head Coach Danny Martinez won the 3A WSL Coach of the Year Award for the Longhorns.

Glen nudged out Coal Ridge senior forward Hunter Gerber for the league award, while Martinez finished just ahead of Coal Ridge Head Coach Paul Harvey.

Standing 6-feet-8, Glen poured in 21.5 points per game while ripping down 10.9 rebounds per game for the Longhorns. Glen also averaged 3.4 blocks per game.

Joining Glen on the First Team All-Conference list for the Longhorns was junior shooting guard Justin Hendersen.

The transfer guard from the Front Range averaged 10.8 points per game to go along with 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, helping to lead the Longhorns to a 21-4 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the 3A state playoffs.

Gerber, who frustratingly finished runner-up for the second straight year in the Player of the Year award, finished the year averaging 15.5 points per game, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.3 steals per game for the Titans, who finished 18-6 on the year.

Along with Gerber, junior guard Brandon Herrera earned First Team All-Conference honors for the Titans, as did sophomore forward Kevin DiMarco.

Herrera finished the year with 13.8 points per game, 3.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game, while DiMarco added 13.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game.

For the Roaring Fork Rams, senior guards Aldo Pinela and Jassiel Petetan, as well as junior forward Justin Thompson were named to the 3A WSL First Team All-Conference list.

Pinela led the way for the Rams, averaging 13.3 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per game, while Petetan finished with 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Thompson added 12.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for Roaring Fork.

Grand Valley junior forward Garrett Magee earned the lone First Team All-Conference honor for the Cardinals after finishing with 12.6 points per game, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the 10-11 Cardinals.

On the Honorable Mention list, Raul Torres, Wade Soho and Miles Levy earned honors for the Longhorns, while Jan Hernandez and Eziel Ruiz earned honors for the Titans after playing key roles in helping the Titans win the regular season and district tournament titles this past season.

For Grand Valley, Brenden Hagerty and Kade Hurst earned honors for the Cardinals, while Joe Salinas earned the lone honorable mention honor for the Rams.

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