Roaring Fork boys sweep league, take No. 1 seed
Twelve Class 3A Western Slope League games and 12 victories.That is the story of the Roaring Fork boys basketball team 2005-06 season.The undefeated league record landed a No. 1 seed for the Rams in the WSL tournament slated to begin on Tuesday.Roaring Fork (17-2 overall) receives a bye as an award for its performance and will await the winner of Tuesday’s Aspen-Olathe contest. The Rams will host the winner of that game at 8 p.m. on Friday night.As the No. 1 seed, Roaring Fork is guaranteed home-court advantage throughout the WSL tournament. The championship game will take place Saturday at 5:30 p.m.The Rams beat Hotchkiss 75-52 in the last game of the regular season on Saturday. Christian Tena had another big night, scoring 21 points, while Kade Gianinetti added 19 and Derek Parker totaled 16.Defense was key again in the Ram victory as Roaring Fork held Hotchkiss to seven points in the second quarter and 13 in the fourth.Roaring Fork girls land No. 2 seedThe Roaring Fork girls basketball team defeated Hotchkiss 49-40 Saturday night, rolling to a 9-3 WSL finish to take second in league.With the seeding, the Rams will now face No. 7 seeded Olathe on Tuesday. The final game time has not yet been set. If the Rams win, they will have another home game on Friday when they will vie for the tournament championship game on Saturday.Basalt took the league’s top seed and will receive a bye in the first round of the WSL tournament. In its last regular season game of the season, Roaring Fork (13-6 overall) held Hotchkiss to single-digit scoring in three quarters to record the 49-40 win. Jessica Smeins scored 13 points for the Rams, Laura Wright added another 12 and Celeste Comings totaled eight.
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