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Rams run past Aspen

Aspen Times Photo/ Paul ConradRoaring Fork's Derek Parker goes for two points against Aspen High's Eric Sciarrone during first-quarter action at Aspen High school Friday night.

ASPEN – It took a buzzer beater for the Roaring Fork boys basketball team to knock off Aspen in the first meeting between the two schools. Friday night at Aspen, there was no such drama.Roaring Fork senior Christian Tena poured in a game-high 23 points and teammate Derek Parker added 21 as the league-leading Rams rolled to a 69-43 win – the team’s 15th of the season.”But, don’t get me wrong, we got beat by a team that was firing on all cylinders tonight,” head coach Steve Ketchum said. “Roaring Fork played great. It seemed like they could do no wrong.”

The Skiers hung tight with the Rams in what was a physical first half, but wore down after trailing 27-22 at the break.The Rams outscored the Skiers 24-10 in the third, which led to reserves for both teams playing most of the final quarter.Roaring Fork girls top Aspen, 48-30

Aspen had hoped to go out on a high note in its final home game, but for some reason everything seemed to go wrong in a lopsided 48-30 loss to rival Roaring Fork Friday night.Aspen’s cold shooting helped lead to the Rams victory.Carly Magill, Aspen’s star sank just one of her six free throws and also struggled to hit the jumpers and runners that routinely have gone in for her all season, tallying just seven points.

As a whole, the Skiers shot just 16 percent, trailing 16-6 at the half and 30-14 after three quarters.Roaring Fork, on the other hand, didn’t have a hard time finishing off the Skiers after Aspen went on a 5-0 run in the third quarter to gain a little momentum. Sarah Armstrong led the Rams with 15 points and teammate Laura Wright added 11.

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