Delta holds on to beat MCHS boys

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With less than five seconds re­­maining in the fourth quarter, the Delta High School boys varsity basketball team was clinging to a slim, two-point advantage against Moffat County High School.

After getting the ball to mid-court near the sideline, Moffat County’s Zach Raftopoulos was able to get a 3-point shot off as the buzzer sounded.

The ball ripped through the net.

Unfortunately for Raftop­oulos and the Bulldogs, his foot was out-of-bounds, and the basket was waved off.

Final score: Delta 54, Moffat County 52.

Still, MCHS (3-10 overall, 1-3 in the Western Slope League) was boosted by Raftopoulos’ strong performance.

The junior guard broke out against the Panthers (2-6 overall, 1-3 in WSL), scoring 15 points off five 3-pointers.

Jordan Wilson again was solid for Moffat County, scoring 14 points while Dylon Camilletti added 10 points and Brian Ivy added 8.

For the Panthers, Austin Wat­son and Eli Baier each had 14 points, and Philip Decker added 7.

The team also fell Friday night to Palisade, 69-38.

Up next for the Bulldogs will be a Friday home game against Glenwood Springs (8-5, 4-0 in WSL).

Ben Bulkeley can be reached at 875-1795 or bbulkeley@craigdailypress.com.

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