Red-hot shooting downs Hayden boys to 0-2 | SteamboatToday.com

Red-hot shooting downs Hayden boys to 0-2

Ben Ingersoll

— Plenty of improvements were made from last night’s 47-point loss, but Hayden High School boys basketball fell big again Friday night against Centauri at the Mountain Top Classic.

The Tigers simply couldn’t overcome a red-hot shooting night by Centauri, handing Hayden its second loss of the season, 87-38. The Falcons shot 74 percent from the field Friday, a stat too overwhelming for the Tigers to keep things close, coach Jody Harvey said.

“It seemed like they literally made everything,” Harvey said. “We played a lot better offensively. We didn’t turn the ball over nearly as much, which is great.”

Senior Carlos Valdez had a team-high 18 points, including four 3-pionters. Freshman Keyen Camilletti had seven points for Hayden.

Harvey said his Tigers were much more aggressive on offense, giving players like Valdez and Camilletti opportunities to make things happen and put up 25 more points than they did Thursday night.

“We actually took shots and last night we didn’t take nearly as many,” Harvey said.

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Hayden will finish up at the Mountain Top Classic on Saturday against Class 2A Ignacio, which fell to Glenwood Springs on the same night, 46-39.

Tipoff is at 3 p.m. at Adams State University.

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