After drubbing Fairfax Lions of Los Angeles, 58-29, in its first win at the Nike Tournament of Champions on Monday night, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team was at it again Tuesday, dropping the junior varsity team from Oregon City, Ore., 50-35.
Junior Markie Workman had 24 points to lead Moffat County in the first game of the tournament, held in Chandler, Ariz., against the Lions. It was a turnaround from her past game, in which she spent two quarters on the bench in foul trouble.
Against Fairfax the Bulldogs used a strong transition game in the win.
"They were pretty fast, but they weren't that good," junior Angie Charchalis said. "We kind of scored at will against them, and everyone was scoring from our team."
Tuesday morning, the Bulldogs met the Oregon City's junior varisty squad and Moffat County went to work defensively to stay on target.
"We took it to them as a team," Workman said. "I think, both offensively and defensively, we controlled the game from the start."
The Bulldogs sent Oregon City to the losers bracket. Moffat County faces Westview High School from Avondale, Ariz., at 1 p.m. today.
Westview almost found itself in the losers bracket Monday, squeaking past Canyon Springs (Moreno Valley, Calif.), 55-52. The team had a little more cushion in game two, downing College Park of Pleasant Hill, Calif., 57-39.
"They look scrappy," Workman said. "But they weren't aggressive, and they were all over the place. They didn't look good at all."
Moffat County needs a win today to continue on in the championship bracket. If the Bulldogs do secure a victory, they will play for first place in the Orange Division against the winner of the Amador Valley of Pleasanton, Calif., and Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, Calif., game Thursday at 7 p.m.