MCHS girls varsity basketball falls, 52-44, to Montbello

Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball — 2009-2010

Record: 10-13, 8-5 WSL

Coach Craig Mortensen knows he has the players to win.

Getting the same level of performance every night will be the trick this year.

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team played Montbello High School on Tuesday at the Grandview Tournament in Aurora and fell, 52-44.

“We’ve seen a lot of good things,” Mortensen said. “But, we need to be more consistent.”

Mortensen said turnovers plagued the Bulldogs, limiting their opportunities to score.

Against a team like Montbello, the turnovers added up.

“They were big,” Mortensen said. “They were a pretty good team.”

The Bulldogs spread out the scoring: Callie Papoulas scored eight points, Lindsey Yoast had seven, Melissa Camilletti had six, and Annie Sadvar netted five.

“Some players stepped up, did some scoring tonight,” Mortensen said. “We just have to keep working. It’s a learning process. We think we’ll come out of here a better team, regardless of wins and losses.”

The Bulldogs trailed, 11-8, at the close of the first quarter.

Moffat County cut into the Warriors’ lead, and trailed, 21-19, at halftime.

Montbello stretched their lead to 39-35 after the third quarter.

Positives for the team included contributions from numerous players.

“We’re going to play a lot of players,” Mortensen said. “We’ll see who is going to get it done for us.”

The team will play Rangeview High School at 3 p.m. today.

“We’ll see how we do,” Mortensen said. “We’re close — we’re getting better. We have great kids, so I know we’ll keep getting better.”

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