Huskies bury Skiers in Aspen
ASPEN – A big third quarter and a good helping of Battle Mountain center Trent Beckley added up to a 58-46 win for Huskies boys basketball at Aspen Tuesday night.
Beckley had a team-high 19 points, as Battle Mountain improved to 3-1 on the season.”In the second half, we outscored them, 18-10, and basically took control of the game,” Huskies coach Philip Tronsrue said. “We just tried to pick up the intensity. We went to the full-court press and it was the difference. We got some turnovers and pounded the ball to Trent, who made some big buckets.”
Nine of Beckley’s 19 came in the decisive third quarter. The Huskies featured balanced offense as Rogelio Loya had nine, while Connor Drumm, Clint Wilson and Kyle Leffler each put up eight.
Battle Mountain heads to the Western Slope Tournament in Craig Friday. The Huskies tip off against Rifle Friday at 3 p.m.In other action Tuesday night, the Battle Mountain girls basketball team lost to Aspen, 47-33. The Western Slope girls have their tournament in Rifle, starting Friday.