Girls basketball loses at Grandview tourney

— The Moffat County girls basketball team lost Wednesday to Cheyenne Central, 49-39, in Denver.

The Bulldogs led by seven points at the half, but they couldn't sustain the momentum for all four quarters.

"We went cold in the second half," coach Craig Mortensen said. "It was a match-up of two good, solid defensive teams."

The 39 points scored were the fewest by the Bulldogs this season.

Senior Angie Charchalis sprained her ankle in the first quarter.

"It was a tough game for her," Mortensen said. "It's hard to play the guard position with a bad ankle."

The Bulldogs rebounded Thursday, defeating Rangeview High School, 58-46, behind 20 points from senior Jorgiea Raftopoulos.

With the game tied at the half, the Bulldogs outscored the Raiders, 16-4, in the third quarter to pull away.

"We popped it open and took control in the third," Mortensen said. "With Angie hobbled, it was a huge effort by the girls to step it up."

Moffat County (6-2 overall, 2-1 Grandview tournament) will face the winner of tournament host Grandview High School and Mountain Vista High School at 6 p.m. today for third place.

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