MCHS girls varsity basketball wins against Orem

Box Score

Box score from Friday night’s Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball vs. Orem (Utah) High School in Vernal, Utah:

Team First quarter second third fourth final

Moffat County 13 10 8 5 36

Orem 11 5 9 6 31

Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball — 2009-2010

Record: 10-13, 8-5 WSL

For a team filled with question marks, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team answered one important one Friday night.

Offense can come from anywhere.

And sometimes, everywhere.

Sophomore Annie Sadvar led the Bull­dogs with 15 points in Mo­­ffat County’s 36-31 win against Orem (Utah) High School at the Vernal, Utah, tournament, and four Bulldogs scored four points to open the season with a win.

Coach Craig Mortensen said the team looked sharp in its first game.

“It was a good game — our kids really played well,” he said. “The main thing was, they executed. It’s early in the season and they are a young team, but they did a nice job executing.”

Moffat County fell behind early, but rallied to lead Orem, 13-11, after the first quarter.

The Bulldogs built up a 23-16 lead at halftime and never looked back.

One of the keys to success was smart play on defense, Mortensen said.

“On defense, they started taking away what (Orem) wanted to do,” he said. “They figured out what they were trying to do.”

The offense, while not overpowering, was efficient for an early-season game, Mortensen said.

“We didn’t score a ton,” he said. “But we scored enough. A lot of players helped us.”

The freshmen team, playing in a sophomore tournament, was able to outlast Wasatch (Utah) High School, and the junior varsity was leading, 20-18, against Orem’s junior varsity at press time.

“It’s a good start for all three teams,” Mortensen said.

At 10:30 a.m. today, the varsity will play Evanston, Wyo., and at 1:30 p.m. will face North Sand Peak, Utah.

The team will play its second game of the season with some momentum built up.

“We saw a lot of things we wanted to see and some things we’ll need to work on,” Mortensen said. “But they got it done today against a tough team. That’s why we always come here.”

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