Box score from the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team’s Tuesday game at Glenwood Springs:
(Team – 1st – 2nd – 3rd – 4th — final)
Glenwood Springs – 19 – 18 – 17 – 14 — 68
Moffat County – 11 – 14 – 8 – 20 — 53
MCHS leading scorers:
(Name — points)
• Dylon Camilletti— 17
• Taft Cleverly — 9
• Colby Haddan — 9
Down by as many as 24 points Tuesday night in Glenwood Springs, David Bradshaw said it would have been easy for his team to give up in the fourth quarter.
Instead, Bradshaw’s Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team kept fighting against the Demons, and at one point came within 11 points.
“They didn’t roll over when they got down,” Bradshaw said. “It shows a lot about their character. When they got down 24, they could have rolled over and quit, but they didn’t.
“They kept battling and fighting and trying to scrape back into the game, and they did.”
The Bulldogs fell, 68-53, dropping their record to 2-19 overall and 1-10 in the Western Slope League. The Demons, at the other end of the league, moved to 17-5 overall and 10-1 in the WSL.
The difference between the first three quarters and the last, Bradshaw said, was a mix of hustle and missed shots by the Demons, who faced both half- and full-court pressure.
“We scrambled real well defensively in the fourth quarter and we forced a lot of turnovers,” the coach said.
After falling behind 5-0 in the first quarter, MCHS battled back and took an 11-7 lead. After that, Glenwood went on a run and finished the quarter up 19-11.
Bradshaw said his team allowed too many open looks to the Demons’ Kevin Flohr, who finished the game with 19 points.
“They went on an early run,” Bradshaw said. “They got some open 3s against us, and they knocked them down early in the game.”
In the post, the Bulldogs were playing without post player Angelo Raftopoulos, who was out with a knee injury, Bradshaw said.
His absence allowed Glenwood’s Nick Ciani to get more looks than the first time the teams met. He finished with 18 points.
“Last time we played (Glenwood) he held Ciani to four points,” Bradshaw said. “Ciani’s a big, linebacker football kid and (Raftopoulos) matches up pretty well with him.”
Raftopoulos’ status for Friday’s season finale against Steamboat Springs at home is uncertain.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs struggled both offensively and defensively.
They allowed 17 points and scored only eight.
Dylon Camilletti led Moffat County with 17 points, including one 3-pointer.
The Bulldogs also had contributions from Taft Cleverly, who came off the bench and scored nine points, and Colby Haddan, who also had nine.
It was the eighth loss in a row for MCHS.
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