EAGLE — Battle Mountain hockey had a great weekend at its home away from home, the Eagle Ice Rink, by beating Aspen, 5-3, on Saturday, and earning a point in a 2-2 tie with Bishop Machebeuf on Friday.
Against the Skiers, Harrison Stevens was in on the Huskies’ first three goals. Harrison to Noah Beairsto to Cole Caynoski made it 1-0. Stevens to Beairsto gave Battle Mountain a 2-1 advanatge in the second. Those two hooked up in the third with Clayton Davis as the Huskies were taking control again one of their mountain rivals.
Beairsto scored unnassisted on the power play — one of three strikes on the advatage for the Huskies during a chippy game — to make it 4-1. Davis got his second of the night — this time short-handed, and it was all but over. Aspen scored a meaningless goal with three ticks left and an extra attacker on the ice. Oliver Elvenger stopped 22-of-25 shots for the win.
Against Bishop Machebeuf, it was a scoreless game until Crane McGuckin, courtesy of Hunter Henderson and Kennedy Nary, scored in the third. The Huskies took a 2-1 lead (Davis from Beairsto) before the visiting Buffaloes scored on a power play with 3:13 left in regulation.
Battle Mountain is 2-1-1 so far this year and is at Summit County on Monday.
Huskies fall at Clear Creek
IDAHO SPRINGS — Battle Mountain boys basketball lost a heartbreaker to Clear Creek, 54-53, on Saturday night in Idaho Springs.
The Huskies’ Mizriam Olivas hit a 3-pointer with about 20 seconds to go to get within two of the Golddiggers, but Battle Mountain could get no closer.
“The whole game came down to free throws,” Huskies coach Tom Padilla said. “We sent them to the line too much. They were 16-for-22. Just too many fouls.”
Jerry Carrazco led the Huskies (4-2) with 16 points and John Rulon had a good game with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Battle Mountain girls basketball bowed to Clear Creek, 34-21, on Saturday. Elizabeth Olives had 10 points for the Huskies (3-3).
The Huskies head to Gypsum for a pair with Eagle Valley at 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Devils struggle in Glenwood
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Eagle Valley girls basketball earned a split at the Glenwood Springs tourney on Saturday, topping Faith Christian, 53-41, before falling to the host Demons, 45-33.
The Eagle Valley boys went 0-2 on Saturday, dropping a 52-47 decision to Faith and losing to Glenwood, 57-46.
The Devils host the Huskies on Tuesday night.
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