Moffat County High School senior Pablo Salcido takes the ball to the rim during the fourth quarter of the team’s home opener Friday night against Eagle Valley High School. The Bulldogs beat the Devils, 65-64, to start league play.

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Moffat County High School senior Pablo Salcido takes the ball to the rim during the fourth quarter of the team’s home opener Friday night against Eagle Valley High School. The Bulldogs beat the Devils, 65-64, to start league play.

MCHS boys basketball holds on for close win against Eagle Valley

Game results

Box score from Friday night Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball game vs. Eagle Valley.

Team: 1st-2nd-3rd-4th — Final

Moffat County: 12-22-16-15 — 65

Eagle Valley: 8-20-17-19 — 64

— In the end, the score didn’t matter.

A win is a win.

Playing Friday at home for the first time this season, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team was able to outlast Eagle Valley High School, 65-64.

Moffat County built up sizable leads throughout the game, including a seven point lead with less than three minutes remaining.

But Eagle Valley would not go quietly.

With 30 seconds left, the Devils (3-7 overall, 0-1 in the Western Slope League) cut Moffat County’s lead to 65-64.

After time outs by both sides, the Devils had the ball with 0.6 seconds left on the clock.

The inbounds pass was deflected, and Moffat County (3-6 overall, 1-0 in the Western Slope League) came away with the win.

“It was a great effort all-around by our kids,” MCHS coach Steve Maneotis said. “The kids showed up and played hard all game. They took care of business at home and got the win.”

Dylon Camilletti was a force for the Bulldogs.

The junior guard finished with 24 points, including six three-pointers.

“The outside shooting was excellent,” Maneotis said. “Dylon Camilletti played a huge part in the win.”

But Camilletti was not alone.

“Jordan Wilson played like Jordan Wilson is capable of playing,” Maneotis said.

Wilson had a double-double, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Other Bulldogs helped on the other end of the floor.

“I thought Brian Ivy did a tremendous job on defense,” Maneotis said. “He was playing against a horse from Eagle Valley.”

That horse was Eagle Valley’s talented center Zeth Ramsey, who had 15 points for the Devils.

Against the Devils perimeter players, Moffat County had strong performances from Pablo Salcido, Andrew Raftopoulos and Zach Raftopoulos.

For the Devils, guard Troy Harris had 20 points and Bryce Zehring had nine.

Now the Bulldogs will turn their attention to Battle Moutain.

The Huskies and Bulldogs square off at 5:30 p.m. today at MCHS.

“You always want to win at home,” Maneotis said. “If you can, you want to steal some wins on the road, but we’ll take the win tonight.”

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