Roaring Fork boys, girls win twice at Steamboat tourney
Both the Roaring Fork High School boys and girls basketball teams finished this weekend at the Steamboat Shootout Tournament with two wins out of three contests.
Back-to-back victories against Basalt and Montrose ended the Rams boys ‘three-game losing streak and moved Roaring Fork’s record to 2-3 on the season.
All-Tournament selection Nic Lough led the Rams with a season-high 28 points in Friday’s 57-36 win over Basalt, then followed the effort up with a 19-point effort in Roaring Fork’s 49-46 squeaker win against Class 4A Montrose.
Cody Burkholder had 18 points for the Longhorns.
In the tournament opener Thursday with another 4A opponent, Northridge, Lough scored 17 in a 56-54 loss to the Grizzlies.
Roaring Fork plays at Glenwood Springs Tuesday before taking Christmas off.
Rams point guard Aaron Markham also earned all-tournament honors.
After Friday’s 53-49 loss to Montrose , Roaring Fork’s girls downed Northridge, 61-50, then outlasted Western Slope League opponent Aspen, 46-43.
The two wins up the Rams’ mark to 4-1.
Megan Ziegel had a hot hand offensively in all three games, scoring in double figures in each contest.
In the Northridge win, Ziegel popped in 11 points.
She was complimented by Rams teammates Carly Velasquez and Ashley Jensen with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The senior secured a sport on the girls all-tournament team by scoring 16 against Montrose and Aspen.
The girls finish up the pre-holiday portion of the schedule Friday at Florence.
In other prep girls basketball games this weekend, Grand Valley downed Vail Christian, 67-43, to raise its win-loss record to 3-1.
Starting Friday, the Cardinals host the two-day-long Grand Valley Roundball Tournament.
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