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The Coal Ridge Titans girls basketball team had to fend off a late Aspen Skier rally on Thursday evening, eventually walking away with a 52-41 win.

In the first half, the Titans (6-1 overall, 4-0 3A Western Slope) held the Skiers (2-5, 0-3) to three points in the first quarter and nine points in the second. At the half, the Titans were ahead 29-12.

Aspen’s Rebecca Dolores dropped in a half-court shot at the end of the third quarter to really get the home crowd going. That shot started a 16-0 run that brought the Skiers to within six points, but the Titan defense held strong for the rest of the game.



Matraisa Beecraft and Sam Wilson each had nine points to lead Coal Ridge. Lindsey Anderson had 14 points to pace Aspen, and Dolores added seven more.

The Aspen boys won 69-59 behind 24 points from Trevor Watson. Both teams went into the game undefeated at 6-0, and 3-0 in 3A Western Slope league play.



Five different players scored in the game’s first six minutes as the Skiers (7-0, 4-0) jumped out to a 16-5 lead. Aspen had the lead at the end of every quarter in the game, and went into halftime with a 37-28 lead.

The Skiers opened the third quarter with a 13-4 run, one capped by lay-ups from Matt Holmes and Devin Kahn.

Coal Ridge (6-1, 3-1) made one, last-ditch effort to climb back into the contest, opening the fourth with full-court pressure. The defense yielded three transition buckets in less than a minute, then Andy Smedra hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to eight with less than six minutes remaining. From there on out, they wouldn’t get any closer than nine points.

Eric Schmitz led the Titans with 16 points, and Alex Klein had 12 points. For Aspen, Matther Holmes and Walker Abrahamovich had 13 points.

The Glenwood Springs wrestlers defeated Summit 62-9 on Thursday. The Demon’s Hunter McCallum and Summit’s Nate Roe had the match of the night at 160 pounds.

McCallum started out down 7-0 before rallying to get to 7-3 at the end of the first period.

He chose down and quickly scored a reversal and a 3-point nearfall to go up 8-7.

Roe scored an escape to tie it up, then McCallum scored a takedown before the two exchanged reversals to put the match 12-10 McCallum going into the third.

Roe chose down but was unable to score until an escape very late in the period.

McCallum came away with a 12-11 win. These two met once before this season, with

Hunter spotting Nate a 5-0 lead before winning 13-11 in overtime.

Summit’s points came when Diego Andraca of scored a second period fall over freshman Irving Perez at 140 pounds, and Trevor Barton scored a 8-7 decision over Kevin Campbell at 189.

Today, the Glenwood grapplers travel to the Ralston Valley duals tournament and action starts at 9 a.m.


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