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Moffat County basketball sees vastly different Skier squads in Aspen

Staff Report

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.

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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.