Bulldogs pick up two wins over weekend

It was a perfect weekend for the Moffat County High School varsity girls basketball team.

The Bulldogs opened conference play Friday night by downing the Steamboat Springs Sailors, 54-39.

The Bulldogs never trailed in the game.

On Saturday, MCHS picked up a 42-28 victory over the Roaring Fork Rams to move to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in league play.

"It was a good weekend for us," said Bulldogs coach Craig Mortensen. "The girls are playing well for us.

It looks like if we stay healthy during the rest of the season we will have a good year."

According to Mortensen, the Rams raced to an early lead Saturday.

"Roaring Fork jumped out to a 6-1 advantage, but our defense dominated the game and we went on a 16-0 run after that," said Mortensen.

Against the Rams, Krystal Voorhees poured in 10 points, junior Emily Mortensen fired in nine points and senior Michelle Donnel ended up with seven points.

Friday night against the Sailors the Bulldogs controlled the tempo of the game.

"We just hung in there. Steamboat Springs kept battling and they were in serious foul trouble," said Mortensen. "Our game plan was just to keep the ball moving and take it to them and make them play defense on us."

The Bulldogs defense created turnovers and forced the Sailors to commit poor fouls.

Steamboat Springs never gave up and was in the game until the final minutes when MCHS scored several easy baskets to make the score more lopsided than the game.

Bulldogs forward Donnel led all scorers with 17 points and sophomore Ashleigh Gregg added 13 more points.

"Michelle was 7-of-11 from the free-throw line on Saturday," said Mortensen. "She did a great job for us."

The Bulldogs will next be in action at 7:30 p.m. when theyhost Glewood Springs.

(Game information provided by John Russell of the Steamboat Today.)

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