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Tiger boys take steps in Meeker

Hayden High School Tigers

— Hayden High School boys basketball didn’t get a win, but coach Gerard Geis was excited after the team’s three-day swing through the Meeker Cowboy Shootout tournament.

The Tigers opened their season Thursday with a 66-14 loss against Meeker. The team lost 66-22 a day later against Cedaredge. Finally it lost Saturday against the Moffat County junior varsity squad 60-35.

That 35-point performance matched the team’s scoring high from a year ago, the first in which Geis was in control.

“We really showed some incredible improvement form last season,” Geis said. “One of the things that really helped us be successful today was breaking a full court press. These young men had struggled with that, and this weekend, today especially, it was much better.”

Alan Aguirre led the way for the Tigers throughout the weekend. He scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Saturday against Moffat County.

Next up for Hayden is an 8:30 p.m. home game Friday against North Park.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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