Win produced in second half

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Junior Kevin Voorhees exploded for 20 points and yanked down nine rebounds, and senior Adam Peer finished with 14 points to lift the Bulldogs varsity boys basketball team past the Meeker Cowboys, 66-53, in a non-conference game Tuesday in Meeker.

The Bulldogs improved to 7-9 on the season.

According to coach Blaine Corlett, Moffat County High School (MCHS) didn't start the game on fire.

"In the first quarter we were up by two points," said Corlett. "Then we went flat in the second quarter. Meeker hit three 3-pointers to go up by four points."

The Bulldogs turned things into overdrive in the second half.

"In the third quarter we stepped things up," said Corlett. "In the second half we dominated the game. They didn't get too many looks at the basket.

"Meeker has improved this season. They hadn't won a game all year long, but they sure didn't look like a team that was winless on the season."

Corlett said the Bulldogs didn't back down.

"Our defensive intensity was the difference in the game," said Corlett. "When we play well on defense, good things happen to us."

The Bulldogs will return to conference play at 7:30 p.m. Friday when they face the Steamboat Springs Sailors in Craig. Saturday, MCHS will travel to Delta.

"We are gearing up for Steamboat Springs," said Corlett. "Meeker played the same kind of zone that Delta plays. The game gave us a chance to work on what Delta is going to do to us."

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