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Rams, ‘Horns set for semis

The Roaring Fork and Basalt girls high school basketball teams have been on a collision course all season.

Basalt has gotten the better of the Rams with two victories and the Western Slope League title, but there may be another matchup in the near future. And there may be more at stake.

The Longhorns and Roaring Fork both play semifinal contests tonight at the Class 3A District 2 tournament at Rifle High School. If both teams win, Basalt and Roaring Fork will meet in the championship on Saturday with the regional rounds home-court advantage on the line.

The Rams semifinal contest is the more difficult of the two. Roaring Fork (18-2) takes on Cedaredge (15-5) tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Rams downed Cedaredge by scores of 53-46 and 60-39 in the two meetings this season. The Bruins, however, did beat Basalt once this season ” something Roaring Fork was unable to do.

Cedaredge also has one of the more dangerous players in the tournament in Amber Koroshetz. Koroshetz averages over 17 points per game and has a season-high of 29 points in a contest.

League champion Basalt (17-3) takes on fourth-seed Eagle Valley (11-9) at 8 p.m.

The Longhorns beat Eagle Valley in both meetings this season, and senior post Lauren Redfern seems to particularly enjoy facing the Devils.

Redfern, who averages almost 19 points per game scored 24 and 28 points against Eagle Valley during the regular season.

In the loser-out games Friday, Olathe faces Hotchkiss at 3:30 p.m. and Gunnison plays Aspen at 5 p.m.

The winners of the semifinal games play in the title game Saturday at 4 p.m., while the losers drop into the third-place game at 1 p.m. The fifth-place game which will pit the two winners from the elimination bracket is at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Five teams from the district tournament advance to the regional rounds.

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