Craig Markie Workman made a triumphant return to the starting lineup Saturday, helping guide the Moffat County Bulldogs girls basketball team to an 83-29 victory against host Delta.
Senior guard Angie Charchalis finished the game with 29 points, 13 coming in the game's first five minutes.
When she wasn't scoring, Charchalis was setting up Workman (22 points) in the post.
The duo combined for all of Moffat's points in a Bulldog 25-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, in a game that ended in a 54-point victory.
"It's always good to be up 50 (points)," Charchalis said. "But, we still have to execute and run our plays. We try to get the most out of every game."
The 83 points scored were a season high for the Bulldogs (11-3 overall, 4-1 Western Slope League) and 26 more than the Panthers ( 4-6 overall, 2-3 WSL) had previously surrendered this year.
"I imagined us giving a way better effort," Delta coach Craig Cerise said. "I imagined them scoring, but not that much. I also imagined us doing better offensively, but that didn't happen now did it?"
Moffat held a 33-point halftime lead, and its defense clamped down even harder in the third quarter.
Delta was held to one point during the third frame.
"The (Moffat) girls were way smarter with their intensity," Bulldogs coach Craig Mortensen said. "We kept them off the (free-throw) line and forced them to have to make shots. Delta couldn't. It was an outstanding job defensively by the girls."
Junior Courtney Edington made the most of her minutes with game's outcome decided, dropping in 10 points in the fourth quarter.
"We are doing two things well," Mortensen said. "We are playing hard and really getting after it, and we are finding the open man for the shot. We look good right now."
Girls junior varsity
Every member of the Moffat County High School junior varsity girls basketball team scored Friday against host Palisade, led by Danette Crofts' 10 points, in the Bulldogs' 44-22 victory.
Edington scored nine, while Kylie Bauman and Arylle Rademacher pitched in with six points each.
The Bulldogs swept its weekend road trip, cruising by Delta on Saturday, 53-29, behind Edington's 15 points.
Lindsey Yoast and Amanda Snyder tallied eight points apiece.
"It's been a good weekend for us," Moffat coach Matt Ray said. "2-0. I can't complain."
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