Scoring drought in fourth quarter dooms Bulldog boys

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If only the adage "things come in threes" could have been true for the Moffat County High School boys basketball team.

It appeared that the team was about to break its second three-game losing streak this season against Glenwood Springs on Saturday.

But the Bulldogs, who led for most of the game, failed to score for five minutes in the fourth quarter, and Glenwood scored 12 unanswered points to take the lead for good in a 61-53 win.

Basketball games are not easy to win on the road in the Western Slope League.

Just ask the Glenwood Springs boys team after its 73-43 loss at Steamboat Springs on Friday.

That's why the Demons coach Kevin Flohr was more than pleased after the win in Craig.

"We had guys step it up who we needed to," Flohr said.

"We became a team a little bit more today."

The Demons trailed 44-38 going into the fourth quarter. Then, the struggling Bulldogs went into a scoring funk that has been common in their four straight losses.

Glenwood senior Sean Flohr scored seven consecutive points during the Demons' comeback. His final bucket put Glenwood up 52-45 with 2 minutes, 55 seconds left in the game.

"Great players show why they're great when it counts," Moffat coach Mike LeWarne said.

"Flohr showed that late tonight."

Flohr scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter.

Moffat came within five points after junior Derek Duran scored a layup and was fouled.

His free throw made it 52-48 Glenwood, with 2:30 remaining. The Bulldogs had to foul to keep the clock from running down too fast.

It wasn't enough for the home team to catch up.

"We grew up a bit tonight," coach Flohr said. "We showed our potential."

The Demons are 4-3 in the WSL, and the Bulldogs dropped to 2-5.

The boys will host Steamboat on Tuesday night, with a scheduled tipoff at 7:30.

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