Moffat County's Markie Workman goes up to score in a contest against visiting Steamboat Springs on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs beat the Sailors, 62-19.

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Moffat County's Markie Workman goes up to score in a contest against visiting Steamboat Springs on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs beat the Sailors, 62-19.

Bulldogs win league opener

Girls dispatch rival Sailors by 43 points

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— The clock read 3 minutes, 26 seconds before halftime.

And it marked the first time the visiting Steamboat Springs girls basketball team scored a point in Tuesday's game against rival Moffat County High School.

The Bulldogs kept the pace, eventually running past Steamboat, 62-19, in both teams' Western Slope League opener.

The Bulldogs (7-2 overall, 1-0 WSL) led, 38-4, at the half and 51-13 at the end of the third quarter.

"We jumped on them quick, early and often," Bulldog coach Craig Mortensen said. "We took them out of their game."

Angie Charchalis led the Moffat County scoring barrage, tallying 18 points.

The Bulldogs' Ariel Sanchez and Jorgiea Raftopoulos dropped in nine apiece.

Moffat County's pressure defense was too much for the Sailors to handle.

Steamboat Springs (1-8 overall, 0-1 WSL) managed eight baskets from the floor to Moffat County's 25.

"We just couldn't nail down any shots to stop their run," Sailors coach John Ameen said. "We couldn't handle their pressure in the full court or in the half court."

Colleen King led the Sailors with six points, including the basket that ended Moffat County's opening run.

"We were really fired up to play them," King said. "Then we stepped in that gym and all the intensity left us. We ended coming out scared."

Moffat County senior Markie Workman played sparingly after injuring her ankle in the pre-game shootaround. Workman finished with seven points.

"It doesn't matter who we are playing," Workman said of the rival Sailors, "We are going to bring it no matter the score."

Moffat County travels to Glenwood Springs on Friday. The Demons are the only team to defeat the Bulldogs in league play the past two years.

Girls junior varsity

Moffat County 44, Steamboat Springs 20

Amanda Snyder scored 15 points and Courtney Edington pulled in 14 to lead the Bulldogs past the Sailors, 44-20, in a prequel to the varsity game Tuesday night.

Steamboat Springs was led by Amanda Willman, who scored seven points and Hannah Moore, who scored five.

John Vandelinder can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 211, or jvandelinder@craigdailypress.com

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