Prep roundup: Roaring Fork boys hand Bulldogs 1st 3A WSL setback
CRAIG — Lorenzo Andrate finished with 13 points to pace three Roaring Fork players in double figures, and the Rams led from the outset on their way to a 62-57 win over the Moffat County Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Twelve of Andrate’s 13 points came via his four 3-pointers. Ray Acuna added 12 and Ben Carpenter chipped in 11 for the Rams (11-6 overall, 8-4 Class 3A Western Slope League), who held a 36-20 halftime lead and never let the Bulldogs completely rally in the second half.
“The thing that we’ve been stressing lately is that we want to be peaking at the end of the season, and it looks like we’re doing that,” Roaring Fork coach Larry Williams said. “They’re getting better each game, and they’re starting to play for each other now.”
The Bulldogs made furious rally, making it a one-possession game three different times down the stretch. But the Rams, who were missing Carpenter in the fourth quarter after the senior point guard fouled out, still kept the lead in the final minutes and converted 12-of-18 foul shots in the fourth quarter.
“They held their composure when they needed to,” Williams said.
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The loss was the first league loss of the season for ninth-ranked Moffat County (13-4, 11-1), which is now tied with Grand Valley for first place in the 3A WSL standings. The Cardinals host the Bulldogs on Friday.
Roaring Fork will host Coal Ridge on Tuesday in its next league game.
Grand Valley 65, Basalt 46
BASALT — Sam Parker and John Parker each finished with 15 points to go with a 10-point outing from Tanner Magee, and nine players scored for the eighth-ranked Cardinals (15-2, 11-1) in their convincing victory against the Longhorns.
“We had very good ball movement today,” Grand Valley coach Scott Parker said. “We got a lot of good looks at the basket because of that.”
Grand Valley held a 34-20 halftime edge. Basalt fell to 4-13 overall and 1-11 in league play with the loss.
Grand Valley 48, Basalt 23
BASALT — Kyra Chenoweth finished with a game-high 24 points to pace the Cardinals (10-6, 7-4 Class 3A WSL), who have won three straight and four off their past five games.
Bailey Rowe added 11 points and Jordan Scott added eight for Grand Valley.
Grand Valley will continue league play on Friday when the Cardinals host Moffat County. Basalt will host Aspen, also on Friday.
Moffat County 46, Roaring Fork 21
CRAIG — Roaring Fork fell to 4-14 and 3-10 in 3A WSL play with the loss. No other infformation was available.
Demons fare well at state
THORNTON — Jessica Tuttle and Kendall Vanderhoof each manged high finishes in the B finals of the Class 4A State Championships on Saturday, helping the Glenwood girls swim team to a 16th-place finish at the state meet.
Tuttle finished second in the B Final and 10th overall in the 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 0.49 seconds. She was also 10th in the 200 IM in 2:14.49.
Vanderhoof was 12th overall in the 100 freestyle in 54.43, and she was 13th in the 200 freestyle in 1:58.20.
Glenwood’s 400 freestyle relay team finished 12th in 3:48.53.
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The teams aren’t vying to one up the other in the rankings or looking to get a leg up in the league standings this fall, but that will hardly make the stakes any less meaningful for Basalt and Glenwood Springs high schools when they meet on the football field Friday night.