Moffat County basketball sees vastly different Skier squads in Aspen |

Moffat County basketball sees vastly different Skier squads in Aspen

Staff Report
Moffat County High School's Stephenie Swindler won't let Aspen's Ashlyn Dunn get away with the ball. MCHS girls won 35-19 against the Skiers.
Austin Colbert/Aspen Times

ASPEN — When last Moffat County High School hoops faced off with the Aspen Skiers, it was in a neutral location that saw both Bulldog teams run away with it. Yet, without the sights and sounds of the Pepsi Center, it was a whole different ball game.

Aspen boys pulled off an upset of MCHS Saturday with a 57-44 game as the Skiers built on their momentum from the night before with a blowout 62-33 win against Lake County.

The Bulldogs were also coming off a Friday victory, 55-44 against Rifle, only to find a more fierce Aspen group than last they met. A Jan. 5 specialty game on the home floor of the Denver Nuggets was largely one-sided when the Dogs won 59-37.

However, their second go-round counted for more, and it was the Skiers who earned their first 3A Western Slope League W as a result to move to 3-8 overall.

MCHS boys stand at 7-5, 0-2 WSL.

Following a bitter loss Friday night at home against Rifle, the Lady Bulldogs were ready to get back in business against Aspen girls, who had their highest-scoring game Friday in a 47-38 loss to Lake County.

Moffat County girls improved to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference with a 35-19 win, but their scoring was nearly half where it was at Pepsi Center with their 63-25 defeat of the Skiers.

MCHS teams will next compete Jan. 26 at Carbondale’s Roaring Fork High School for a rare one-game weekend with no games the following Saturday.