Callie Popoulos (left) and Maddy Jourgensen compete for the ball in Tuesday’s 47-38 win in Glenwood Springs. The win put the Bulldogs in position to win a share of the Western Slope League Championship.

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Callie Popoulos (left) and Maddy Jourgensen compete for the ball in Tuesday’s 47-38 win in Glenwood Springs. The win put the Bulldogs in position to win a share of the Western Slope League Championship.

MCHS girls win over Glenwood gives team chance at WSL crown

Box Score

Box score from the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s Tuesday game at Glenwood Springs:

(Team – 1st – 2nd – 3rd – 4th — final)

Moffat County – 13 – 11 – 4 – 19 — 47

Glenwood Springs – 6 – 12 – 5 – 15 — 38

Leading Scorers

MCHS leading scorers:

(Name — points)

• Melissa Camilletti — 17

• Lauren Roberts — 10

In the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s 47-38 win Tuesday night at Glenwood Springs, Melissa Camilletti came through when she needed to.

When the Bulldogs (15-7 overall, 9-2 WSL) trailed 2-0 in the first quarter, Camilletti found her shooter’s touch and hit a 3-pointer to take the lead.

And, at the end of the game she hit key free throws to help secure the win.

“I think Melissa came into this game really focused,” MCHS coach Matt Ray said. “She really wanted it and she knew what she had to do to help our team. She came out like fire at the 3-point line, which gave us a boost and gave us the lead.”

The loss moves Glenwood to 17-4 overall and 9-2 in the WSL.

The Bulldogs struggled to hit shots early in the game, and didn’t score until nearly five minutes in.

Camilletti provided the offensive spark. In the quarter, she combined with Sassy Murray for 12 points on four 3-pointers.

Camilletti’s shooting continued in the second quarter as she hit two 3-pointers to provide six points in an 8-2 run.

MCHS led 24-18 at the half.

After halftime, Glenwood stepped up its defense and forced MCHS to move its game to the paint.

“We came out the second half and they just really got in our face,” Ray said. “They made it a little tougher for us to shoot, then we changed up a little bit and went inside, and that’s when they had to foul us.”

The two teams combined for only nine points in the third quarter due to the tight defenses.

With five minutes left in the game, Glenwood was able to tie it at 30.

Ray said his team’s emphasis turned to being patient, working the offense, and getting rebounds.

“We controlled the ball until we got lay-ups,” Ray said. “On the other end, we gave them one shot then they had to foul us. When that happened, the game was ours.”

The team went on an 8-1 run with lay-ups by Murray and Maddy Jourgensen.

From there, Lauren Roberts and Camilletti hit free throws to increase the lead.

The win puts MCHS in a position to tie with Delta and Glenwood for the Western Slope League title, depending on the outcome of Friday’s game against Steamboat Springs.

“We lose to Steamboat and that shoots this game out of the water,” Ray said. “(The girls) know what we need to do — we need to win.”

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