Saturday, February 16, 2013
2012-13 Tigers boys basketball schedule
- Nov. 29: Hayden 65, Soroco 45
- Dec. 6: Hayden 72, Green River, Wyo., 57 at Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out
- Dec. 7: Hayden 66, Montrose 64 at Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out
- Dec. 8: D’Evelyn 76, Hayden 47 for second at Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out
- Dec. 14: Hayden 62, Encampment, Wyo., 47
- Dec. 15: Little Snake River 56, Hayden 54
- Jan. 11: Hayden 85, West Grand 47
- Jan. 12: Hayden 68, Vail Mountain 29
- Jan. 18: Hayden 58, Hotchkiss 44
- Jan. 19: Hayden 67, Paonia 66
- Jan. 25: Hayden 62, Vail Christian 51
- Jan. 26: Hayden 75, Vail Mountain 40
- Feb. 1: Hayden 49, Rangely 42
- Feb. 2: Haydne 62, Meeker 58
- Feb. 8: Hayden 71, West Grand 52
- Feb. 9: Hayden 61, North Park 35
- Feb. 15: Hayden 74, Plateau Valley 47
- Feb. 16: Hayden 66, De Beque 21
- Feb. 22: Hayden 82, Soroco 44
- March 1: District tournament: Hayden 60, Paonia 47
- March 2: District tournament: Hayden 54, Meeker 51
- March 8: Regional tournament: Hayden 53, Sangre de Criston 41
- March 9: Regional tournament: Yuma 50, Hayden 33
Steamboat Springs Even after acknowledging that the Hayden High School boys basketball team by all measure should have blown out De Beque on Saturday, the game turned out to be a blowout. It was a blowout of a blowout, if you will.
The Tigers gave up one point in the first quarter and just two more in the second en route to a 66-21 shellacking at home.
“We were able to play with good intensity throughout the game,” coach Mike Luppes said. “That’s not something we’re always able to do against the lower teams in our conference.”
Hayden led 28-1 after one quarter and 43-3 after two. Most of the starters didn’t play after the first quarter. In all, 14 players scored for Hayden. The team was led by Isaac Bridges’ 17. Aaron Cramer had nine, and Carlos Valdez and Cutter Barrett each scored six.
Jordan Ferrier had nine rebounds, and Bridges had five steals.
The 2-0 weekend sewed up the Western Slope League title for the Tigers, but Luppes said their regular-season goals can’t be complete without a win at home Friday against cross-county rival Soroco. Hayden controlled a season-opening meeting between the two, but plenty has changed in the nearly three months since then.
“We have one big one left to get that accomplished,” Luppes said. “It was a good weekend for us, and Soroco is a big game for us. First, it’s Soroco, so it’s always big. Second, we really want that undefeated league season. It’s pretty important to the kids right now and to me.”
Hayden’s Paul Laliberte sat out the weekend of lopsided games to ensure his ankle is 100 percent. Luppes said he’ll be ready to go Monday.
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