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By the end of Saturday, the bottom had fallen out. Going into Saturday’s action, the Huskies had three in the semifinals and three more alive in the consolation bracket.

But a collective 0-11 performance on Saturday means that there will be no one in black and gold on the floor of the Pepsi Center this weekend.

“It went from all-time high on Friday – doing better than you ever could have expected on Friday – to doing worse than you could ever expect on Saturday,” Huskies coach Jason Dutton said. “I’m not sure what happened. In a tournament like that, it’s easy to lose that slight mental edge. It’s not that our kids didn’t try on Saturday, but I think coming off such a high on Friday, that they didn’t have that mental edge on Saturday.”

Rudy Frausto nearly went through at 112 pounds. After seemingly having a pin, which was waved off after the second-period buzzer, he saw his three-point lead evaporate in the final period.

Daniel Trujillo was six seconds from state, but lost late trying to throw his opponent with the lead.

“This is the low feeling that comes with finally being competitive,” Dutton said. “For so many years, we didn’t have this low feeling because we were never competitive to have have the low feeling. It definitely shows that we’re going in the right direction.”

Huskies hoops looking to host pig-tail games

EAGLE-VAIL – The formula is simple for both Battle Mountain basketball teams.

Beat Delta at Delta on Saturday and the Huskies host Delta in Tuesday’s pig-tail games. Win that game and then get hot in districts.

The Battle Mountain girls team is coming off a tough weekend, which saw the Huskies fall to Glenwood Springs 67-37 and to Rifle 69-38.

Particularly disconcerting to Huskies coach David Hite was his team’s start against the Demons. Glenwood led 28-3 after one period.

“We talked all week about coming out on fire, focused,” he said. “We knew what we had to do. We had to win the last four games to stay out of a pig-tail game. So there’s frustration from the coach.”

One highlight for the girls team was 18 points form Erin Drumm on Saturday from the Bears.

Meanwhile, Philip Tronsrue’s crew fell at Glenwood 59-52 and lost to Rifle 53-38.

Friday, the Huskies play their regular-season home finale. The girls tip at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30. It’s Senior Night so the hats will be off to Drumm, Kati Russell, Beau Beckley, Andrew Feldman, Blake Gammon, Eddie Irgens, Julio Hermosillo, Jordan Bender and Jared Cliver.

Huskies hockey waiting

EAGLE-VAIL – Battle Mountain hockey knows it’s in the state tournament.

The Huskies know they playing Friday. The question is where and against whom?

CHSAA play wraps up tonight and then the seeding committee meets Thursday morning. The Huskies, champions of the Metro Conference, are assured of one of the top three seeds.

See Friday’s Vail Daily for the state-hockey bracket.

Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at cfreud@vaildaily.com.


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