Well-oiled machine produces another win

Bulldog girls roll over Glenwood

The scoring machine known as the Moffat County High School girls basketball moved right along Saturday in an 81-31 win against Glenwood Springs.

It took a quarter for the parts to move in sync. Moffat led 14-11 after the first quarter. Glenwood freshman Sharaya Selsor kept her team in it with seven points in the opening period.

In the second quarter the Bulldogs figured out the Demons' 1-3-1 defense and it was a slippery slope for the visitors from there.

Bulldog junior Jessica Uecker hit three 3-pointers in the first half for nine of her 13 points, and junior Mari Katherine Raftopoulous added one more from the outside in the second quarter. The guards' sharp shooting spread out Glenwood's zone that was designed to clog up the Bulldog interior.

Once the Demons had to step out, Moffat County found the gaps in the zone in the second quarter. The Bulldogs scored 27 points and went into halftime with a 40-19.

"Coming in we knew our biggest obstacle could be ourselves," Moffat coach Craig Mortensen said. "But once things got going, we did what we've been doing well during the league season."

What the Bulldogs have done well is shut down opposing offenses. Moffat's defense took over in the second half.

The Demons scored nine points in the second half after scoring 11 in the first quarter.

Moffat had nine players score in the game. The Bulldogs had four players in double digits with senior Brandie Telfer, 14;Uecker, 13; junior Raftopoulos, 13; and sophomore Cayla Maneotis had 10 to lead the team.

"Our guards and our posts are playing good right now," Maneotis said after her first double-digit effort of the season.

"This is one of the best scoring teams I've had in awhile," Mortensen said.

"Usually, we're in the 40s or 50s."

The Bulldogs have averaged 68 points in WSL games.

Moffat County finished the first time through the WSL undefeated at 7-0, while the Demons are 3-4.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs will host Steamboat Springs.

The first time the teams met, Moffat County pulled away in the second half for a 56-23 win.

Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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