Thursday’s Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball game against Rock Canyon High School in Steamboat Springs
1st quarter, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Final
23, 26, 20, 12, 81
7, 9, 6, 6, 28
Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball — 2009-2010
Record: 5-17, 3-10 WSL
- Dec. 5 Moffat County 37, Montezuma-Cortez 35
- Dec. 10 Moffat County 28, Rock Canyon 81
- Dec. 11 Moffat County 64, Green River 74
- Dec. 12 Moffat County 48, Summit 18
- Dec. 17 Moffat County 34, Pueblo East 74
- Dec. 18 Moffat County 52, Littleton 64
- Dec. 19 Moffat County 44, Denver West 51
- Dec. 20 Moffat County 65, Mesa Ridge 73
- Jan. 8 Moffat County 65, Eagle Valley 64
- Jan. 9 Moffat County 63, Battle Mountain 73
- Jan. 12 Moffat County 26, Grand Junction 47
- Jan. 15 Moffat County 38, Palisade 69
- Jan. 16 Moffat County 52, Delta 54
- Jan. 22 Moffat County 73, Glenwood Springs 80
- Jan. 26 Moffat County 39, Steamboat Springs 49
- Jan. 29 Moffat County 52, Battle Mountain 71
- Jan. 30 Moffat County 58, Rifle 73
- Feb. 5 Moffat County 58, Delta 69
- Feb. 6 Moffat County 72, Palisade 52
- Feb. 12 Moffat County at Glenwood Springs
- Feb. 13 Moffat County 67, Rifle 64
- Feb. 16 Moffat County 51, Steamboat Springs 60
- Feb. 19 Moffat County 65, Eagle Valley 57
Steamboat Springs Sometimes, practice can be a good indicator of future success.
Unfortunately for the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team, a bad week of practice led to a loss Thursday night in Steamboat Springs.
Playing in the Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out, Moffat County was unable to keep up with a talented Rock Canyon High School team and fell, 81-28.
The Bulldogs weren’t able to gain an offensive rhythm, and Rock Canyon used its height advantage to bully Moffat County in the paint.
Coach Steve Maneotis said a lackluster performance in practice prevented the Bulldogs from competing against the Jaguars.
“This is exactly what happens when you don’t work hard in practice,” he said. “When you don’t put in your best effort, you’re handed these kinds of loses.”
The team got off to a sluggish start, as Rock Canyon was able to collect rebounds and score on breakaways.
“You can’t just show up,” Maneotis said. “You have to work hard in practice. We didn’t have a good week of practice, and that was the result.”
Last week, the team was able to ride good defense and timely shooting to a 37-35 victory against Montezuma-Cortez in Palisade.
But Rock Canyon was able to edge Moffat County in almost every category.
“Rock Canyon is a good team,” Maneotis said. “They have a big school and a lot of talent. They played and outworked us in every facet of the game.”
Rock Canyon led, 23-7, after the first quarter, and 49-16 at the half.
In the third quarter, they scored 20 points to push their advantage to 69-22.
Maneotis said his team will need to work harder if it wants to beat teams with a size advantage.
“I didn’t see any fundamentals out there, no rhythm to our offense,” Maneotis said. “They just beat us. They were more physical and bigger. We need to work harder to beat a team like that to be competitive.”
Jordan Wilson was the Bulldogs’ leading scorer with 10 points.
Dylon Camilletti had six points; Pablo Salcido, Dustin Carlson and Brian Ivy each added four.
The team will have a chance to even its record at 3 p.m. today when it faces Green River (Wyo.) High School.
“We need to get back to the kind of basketball Moffat County is known for — hardnosed, running the floor and executing as a team,” Maneotis said. “It’s never easy to take a loss like that. We just need to forget it and move forward.”