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
For the first time all season, Steamboat Springs High School boys varsity basketball coach Luke DeWolfe said the Sailors played a complete game.
Save for the last two minutes.
Playing Tuesday at Moffat County High School, the Sailors were able to withstand a late rally by the Bulldogs and escape with a 60-51 victory.
Leading by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter, the Sailors (13-8 overall, 10-3 in the Western Slope League) watched their lead evaporate as the Bulldogs (5-17, 3-10 in the WSL) came charging back.
Led by Jordan Wilson, Moffat County was about to close the gap to 6 points before the Sailors were able to close out the win.
“That was a pretty complete game,” DeWolfe said. “It’s something that has been a long time coming. We’ve been going through lulls, but tonight, we were able to push through it and put it all together.”
The Sailors jumped to a 15-8 lead after the first half and a 30-22 lead going into halftime.
The game appeared to be breaking open after the Sailors gained a 47-32 advantage after three quarters.
Moffat County was able to close the gap, but time ran out.
Wilson had 17 points to lead all scorers, and Pablo Salcido, who scored 15 points to go along with three second-half steals, had what MCHS coach Steve Maneotis said was his best high school game.
“I’m proud of the way he and everyone else played,” Maneotis said. “But the difference was, Steamboat was able to make some big shots, and they just weren’t falling for us.”
Even after Steamboat was able to connect, the Bulldogs wouldn’t let them build momentum, Maneotis said.
“They never quit, and I’m always proud of them for that,” he said. “That’s the way this group works.”
Angelo Raftopoulos added 8 points for Moffat County, while Zach Raftopoulos had 6 points.
For the Sailors, Isiah Forsyth had 10 points, including 8-for-8 shooting at the free throw line, Charles Wood had 16 points, Randall Nelson had 13 points and seven boards, and Conor Landusky and Jack Spady each had 8 points.
“I though we played really good defense and scored enough to hold on and get the win,” DeWolfe said. “Conor Landusky had a good game for us on offense and defense, and Randall Nelson was able to assert himself. He got us going.”
Notes: The Moffat County boys junior varsity team lost to Steamboat, 49-34. … The girls junior varsity team won, 51-25. Adrie Camp scored 14 points, Lisa Camilletti had 10, and Brittney Ivers, playing with a broken wrist, netted 12. … Wilson led the Bullodgs with seven rebounds and three blocked shots.