Grandview tops MCHS girls basketball, 63-24

Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball — 2009-2010

Record: 10-13, 8-5 WSL

Playing in its third game of the Grandview Invitational tournament, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team ran into some tough competition: the home team.

Grandview High School, one of the top teams in division 4A, was able to run past Moffat County, 63-24.

Playing on their home court, the Grandview Wolves (3-1) were able to pressure the Bulldogs, something Moffat County coach Craig Mortensen said flustered his players.

“We didn’t handle the pressure,” he said. “They were quick, and we couldn’t beat the pressure consistently.”

Grandview’s swarming man-on-man coverage forced Moffat County into mistakes, Mortensen said.

“We can’t break the press 50 percent of the time,” he said. “Those aren’t good odds. They were able to get turnovers and shots.”

But, Grandview deserves some credit, Mortensen said.

“They are a really good, really quick team,” he said. “It’s a growing pain for us. These games will happen to us. At times we’ll play with consistency, but not often enough.”

Moffat County wasn’t without a strong performer, however.

“Melissa Camilletti handled the pressure well,” Mortensen said. “She was able to take the ball to the basket and did a pretty good job handling the ball.”

Moffat County opened the tournament with a loss to Montbello on Tuesday and then won Wednesday against Rangeview High School.

With a game at 4:30 p.m. today against George Washington High School, Moffat County will look to get back to its winning ways.

“We’ll keep our heads up — I feel like we’ll be just fine,” Mortensen said. “I don’t think they will be as talented as Grandview, and we’ll come out to win.”

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