Lady 'Dogs finish season play at top of conference

The Lady Bulldogs finished their season atop of the Western Slope Conference Friday after their game at Battle Mountain.

The Lady 'Dogs beat the Huskies 74-18, with every player scoring. The Huskies are 2-15 on the season.

Moffat County had three girls in the double digits with junior Laurel Mortensen leading the way with 13 points. Seniors Charlotte Steele and Amber Sanchez each added 10 points.

The win means the Lady 'Dogs (16-2) made it through the WSC without a single blemish and have defended their conference title for the last three years.

They also haven't lost since the season-opening Unitah Tournament in Vernal Utah, when they lost their only two games.

"We feel like we're playing at our peak right now and with a lot of confidence," coach Craig Mortensen said. "We're playing winning basketball."

The unblemished confence record place the Lady Bulldogs at the top of the confernce tournament that starts Thursday.

While the girls will be the team all look to beat in the tournament, Mortensen would have it no other way.

"I'd rather go into the tournament with everyone looking to knock us off, instead of with a 7-5 record," Mortensen said.

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