Moffat County High School sophomore Lauren Roberts goes up for a bucket Friday against visiting Battle Mountain High School. The Bulldogs ran away from the Huskies, 67-17, winning their sixth consecutive game.

Photo by Hans Hallgren

Moffat County High School sophomore Lauren Roberts goes up for a bucket Friday against visiting Battle Mountain High School. The Bulldogs ran away from the Huskies, 67-17, winning their sixth consecutive game.

Bulldogs girls win 6th straight game

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Game statistics

MCHS 67, Battle Mountain 17

Score by quarter -

Team 1 2 3 4 total

BMHS (0-17) 6 3 5 3 17

MCHS (10-7) 11 25 19 12 67

Individual scoring -

BMHS: Hogfeldt 1 0-0 2, Reyes 0 0-0 0, Edwards 0 0-0 0, Olivas 1 1-6 3, Kyprianou 0 0-0 0, Graskamp 0 0-0 0, Webb 0 2-2 2, Morken 2 3-4 8, Jones 1 0-0 2. Totals 5 (1) 6-12 17.

MCHS: Bauman 3 0-0 7, Snyder 0 0-0 0, Edington 3 1-2 9, Sanchez 5 0-0 12, Ellgen 1 0-0 2, Nelson 1 1-2 3, Moser 2 0-0 4, Crofts 4 5-7 13, Kawcak 1 1-4 5, Roberts 5 0-0 10, Ivers 1 2-2 4. Totals 26 (5) 10-17 67.

Three-point baskets - Moffat County 5 (Edington 2, Sanchez 2, Bauman) Battle Mountain 1 (Morken).

It was business as usual.

At least that's how the Bulldogs acted during Friday night's girls basketball game against visiting Battle Mountain.

It just took them a while to get warmed up.

Moffat County used a 25-3 second quarter to separate themselves from the Huskies on their way to a convincing 67-17 victory.

"We are playing better," Bulldogs coach Craig Mortensen said. "You can sort of see a little swagger to the girls now. They are playing with a lot of confidence."

The victory was the sixth in a row for the Bulldogs (10-7 overall, 7-1 Western Slope League) and sent Battle Mountain (0-17 overall, 0-8 WSL) to its 26th consecutive defeat dating back to the 2007-08 season.

"They came out fired up in that second quarter," Huskies coach Andrew Schmidt said. "That was the difference. We hung in there through the first, but we just couldn't keep up with them."

MCHS senior Danette Crofts led three Moffat County players in double figures, finishing with a game-high 13 points.

Senior Ariel Sanchez and sophomore Lauren Roberts added 10 points each.

Junior Adriana Morken paced the Huskies with 8.

The Bulldogs missed three layups to start the game but were perfect from beyond the arc as they worked their way to a 9-4 first quarter lead. Roberts' rebound put-back pushed Moffat County's lead to 7 at the break.

Crofts scored 5 consecutive points to start the second, and senior Kylie Bauman's layup doubled up the Huskies at 18-7.

Morken knocked down a jumper to cut the Battle Mountain deficit to 9, but little did the visitors know it would be their last points of the half.

Moffat County closed the frame with an 18-0 run, taking a 36-9 lead into the break.

Morken scored the first points of the third quarter, but a 3-pointer seconds later by MCHS senior Ariel Sanchez pushed the home team's lead to 30.

Sanchez's buzzer-beater to end the third put Moffat County up 41 entering the final frame.

Mortensen emptied his bench for the game's final 8 minutes. MCHS sophomore Katelyn Ellgen's 3-pointer with 1:45 left pushed the lead to 51. Morken drained a 3, cutting the deficit to 48, but a bucket by Bulldogs junior Jesse Moser accounted for the final margin of victory.

Notes:

Nike Cleverly (ankle), Lindsey Yoast (whiplash/back) and Justine Hathhorne (shoulder) missed the game with injuries. : Coach Matt Ray said he expects Cleverly and Hathhorne to return to practice Monday, while Yoast's return is questionable.

Freshmen:

MCHS 69, Battle Mountain 29

Freshman Annie Sadvar finished with a game-high 25 points to lead the MCHS freshman team against the Huskies junior varsity squad. Fellow Bulldogs freshman Kendal Snyder and Melissa Camilletti pitched in with 10 points each.

Junior Alexis Kyprianou led the Huskies with 11 points in the loss.

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