Bulldogs have winning record

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team is sporting a 4-3 record at the holiday break of the 1999-2000 season.

The Bulldogs wins came against Wasatch, Utah., Palisade, Roaring Fork and Rangely.

The Bulldogs lost to Logan, Utah, Vernal, Utah, and Basalt.

"We are playing pretty well," said coach Craig Mortensen. "We came out of the Vernal, Utah, tournament feeling pretty good about the team which, was the first weekend of the season. In that tournament, we saw some big schools and big girls."

According to Mortensen, the wins were against solid teams.

"We beat Palisade and that was a good win for us because it was on the road and they are a good team," said Mortensen. "Then we beat a couple of small schools in Rangely and Roaring Fork. Both of those schools have strong individuals on the team."

Mortensen said defense is keeping the Bulldogs in games.

"Our strength is our defense and we are holding people down," said Mortensen. "Our last game we only allowed 39 points to Basalt.

"If you only give up 39 points, then you should win those games.

"We are getting pretty good balance each game," said the coach. "We would like to see one girl score 15 points and a couple more score 12 points."

When the Bulldogs return from the holidays, MCHS plays a non-conference game against the Rawlins, (Wyo.) Outlaws on Jan. 13 at home.

MCHS then begins its league schedule on Jan. 14 with a road game against Steamboat Springs.

"I wish that we had a game that first weekend back, which is Jan. 7-8," said Mortensen. "We will just have to make the most of our practice time. After the Rawlins game we start right into our league schedule."

Mortensen believes the Western Slope League, which consist of Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs and Delta, is wide open.

"I think when the league starts anything could happen on any night," said the coach. "I don't think that there is any clear- cut favorite."

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