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Thompson leads Longhorns to 64-47 victory

BASALT – Ryan Thompson scored 23 points and Kyle Kappeli added 18 in Basalt’s 64-47 Class 3A Western Slope League win over Eagle Valley here Tuesday night.

Kappeli had eight points and Thompson chipped in five in a 19-7 second quarter where the Longhorns (3-3 WSL, 3-7 overall) took the lead for good after trailing the Devils (2-4, 2-7) by four at the end of the first period.

Thompson scored eight of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter which raised Basalt’s lead to 49-33. Cody Gerard had 18 points to lead Eagle Valley.



Basalt has a league game at Hotchkiss on Friday, then concludes this weekend’s play with a nonleague contest at Summit.

Basalt 64, Eagle Valley 47



Eagle Valley 16 7 10 14-47

Basalt 12 19 18 15-64

Eagle Valley – Sean Bartlett 2 1-1 5, Kevin Cruz 0 0-0 0, Jerad Schlegel 1 0-0 2, Manual Varela 0 0-0 0, Craig Jagger 1 1-3 3, Cody Gerard 5 6-6 18, Clayton Forsyth 3 1-2 7, David Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Justin Wood 2 1-2 5. Peter Berg 0 0-0 0, Eric Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals – 17 11-19 47.

Basalt – Cody Burkholder 1 1-2 3, Clayton Peetz 0 0-2 0, Danny Popish 4 2-2 10, Ryan Thompson 8 7-8 23, Hugo Araujo 0 0-0 0, Kyle Kappeli 7 4-4 18, Dillon Johnson 0 2-2 2, Travis Schwan 4 0-0 8, Tyler Whitmire 0 0-2 0. Totals – 24 16-22 64.

3-Pointers – Gerard 2. Total Fouls – Eagle Valley – 20, Basalt – 18. Fouled Out – Girard, Kappeli. Technicals – None.


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