Keeping their heads up

After loss earlier this week, Moffat County ready to face class 5A Central High School

Bulldog basketball coach Scott Parker pointed out to his team earlier this week that they need to make use of their offensive possessions if they want to win games.

The next challenge for the Bulldogs is today at 3:30 p.m. against Grand Junction's Central High School.

"He showed us bad offensive possessions that carried over into our defense," junior Clark Cleverly said.

Cleverly said Parker told them they needed to keep their heads up even when they make a mistake.

The hurting point for Mof-fat County in its 70-58 loss to Fruita Monument, according to Cleverly, is that as a team the Bulldogs would play well for two or three possessions and then let up.

Cleverly said practice this week has been filled with the team working on stopping fast breaks and creating its own opportunities.

"As a team we're starting to gel a lot more," Cleverly said. "Everyday we're getting better."

Senior Kaleb McKey thinks the Bulldogs have a solid shot against the Warriors, and said the team is going to come out with defensive intensity and sound fundamentals.

"I think our team is strong, united and bonded," McKey said.

The Warriors will play their third game in three days when they hit the floor in Craig today.

The Warriors have two players who, according to Rocky Preps, will play a crucial role on the team, and are considered two of the Southwestern League's top players.

Sophomore Clay Kame is 5'11" and shoots well, according to the Web site. Senior Brad Davison, a 6'2" power player, will be looked to for leadership from his team.

Moffat County has some new plays in the book that should help utilize its size in the post.

"I know they only have two guys over 6'0"," McKey said.

The Warriors will be the second class 5A school that Moffat County has faced in a week. But Parker said in a previous interview that he would rather face tougher teams, than play down a class.

After today's game against GJCHS, the Bulldogs will travel to Green River, Wyo. for a three-day tournament, Thursday to Dec. 16.

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