Roaring Fork sweeps Aspen
Taking on the Aspen Skiers Tuesday in a nonconference matchup in Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams girls basketball team rolled to a 39-19 win on its home floor to pick up win number thee on the season.
Against the Skiers, senior forward Cindy Salinas dominated in the paint, scoring a game-high 14 points for the Rams, including eight in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for Roaring Fork. Along with Salinas, sophomore guard Logan Erickson added 10 points, including six in the opening quarter to pace the Titans to a 16-point showing in the first eight minutes.
Senior forward Lyndsay Hansen added six points, while senior guard Katie Weimer and sophomore forward Kendall Bernot added four and two points, respectively.
“It was ugly, but we’ll still take the ‘W’,” Roaring Fork Head Coach Jade Bath said. “We’ve got to take care of the ball, but when we’re running our offense and taking care of the ball we looked good and I was pleased overall, but we just had too many turnovers.”
With the win, Roaring Fork improves to 3-3 on the season and will now have off until Jan. 6 against Delta on the road.
ROARING FORK 49, ASPEN 40
In a tight matchup for four quarters against the visiting Aspen Skiers, the Roaring Fork Rams boys basketball team was able to come out on top with a big 49-40 win on its home court.
For the Rams, senior guard Jassiel Petatan poured in 11 points to pace the Roaring Fork offense, while senior forward Justin Thompson added 13 points, including six in the third quarter to help give the Rams a 36-33 lead after three quarters of play.
Senior guard Aldo Pinela scored four of his eight points in the fourth quarter to help seal the win for the Rams, while sophomore guard Ronald Clemente finished with eight points as well, including two three-pointers.
With the win, Roaring Fork improves to 5-1 on the season. The Rams will travel to Delta on Jan. 6 for a big 3A Western Slope League matchup with the Panthers at 7 p.m.
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