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‘Horn girls suffer first league loss

CEDAREDGE ” The Basalt girls basketball team dropped its first league game of the season Friday night, 54-42 against Cedaredge, but the loss could have been much worse.

Basalt senior Rochelle Moebius had to be carted off the floor after a collision during a scramble for a rebound in the third quarter. Moebius was later diagnosed with a concussion ” putting to rest fears that greater damage was done ” and was feeling good Saturday morning, according to Longhorn coach Terry Kappeli.

The loss of Moebius on the court, combined with the sight of seeing a teammate wheeled off the court, stymied any chance of a comeback for Basalt, however.



Basalt (10-1, 13-3) trailed 16-9 after the first period but rallied to tie the game at 33-all in the third quarter before Moebius’ injury. In the fourth quarter Cedaredge (7-3, 11-4) outscored the Longhorns 19-9 to seal the victory.

“You know it was just hard to pick ourselves up,” Kappeli said. “We were on a comeback and things were going pretty well and that’s when (the injury) happened.



“It impacted us both ways,” he added. “Rochelle is a great player who helps the team and the emotional impact of having seen her taken off the court. And the fact that we got outplayed by a better team. Those were all factors in our loss.”

Brittany Pollock paced the Longhorns in the losing effort with 13 points, while Lauren Redfern and Deanna Spracher tallied 11 and 10, respectively. Moebius scored six points before leaving with the injury.

Basalt hosts Eagle Valley Tuesday.

Boys

Cedaredge 56, Basalt 54

CEDAREDGE ” Brandon Baker scored a game-high 19 points to lead Cedaredge to a 56-54 win over Basalt Friday night in Class 3A Western Slope League boys basketball action.

Three Longhorn players reached double digits in the loss. Hugo Araujo and Cody Burkholder scored 11 each, and Darren Duroux notched 10 points.

Basalt moves to 5-5 in league (5-9 overall), while Cedaredge improves to 6-5 (8-8).

Basalt hosts Eagle Valley on Tuesday.


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