Colby Haddan, a Moffat County High School senior, dribbles around a Glenwood Springs defender Tuesday at MCHS. Haddan scored 15 points to help lead the MCHS boys varsity basketball team to a 78-56 rout of the Demons.

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Colby Haddan, a Moffat County High School senior, dribbles around a Glenwood Springs defender Tuesday at MCHS. Haddan scored 15 points to help lead the MCHS boys varsity basketball team to a 78-56 rout of the Demons.

MCHS boys hoops routs Glenwood in home finale

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MCHS Boys Varsity Basketball against Glenwood Springs

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

(1st — 2nd — 3rd — 4th — final)

• Moffat County — 15 — 17 — 16 — 30 — 78

• Glenwood Springs — 9 — 11 — 20 — 16 — 56

MCHS leading scorers:

(Name — points)

• Tyler Hildebrandt — 20

• Andy Browning — 18

• Colby Haddan — 15

Colby Haddan broke loose with the basketball Tuesday against Glenwood Springs at Moffat County High School.

Haddan, an MCHS senior playing in the final home game of his high school career, had a chance to do something he had wanted to do for three years.

Dunk.

Haddan elevated with the ball and slammed it through the hoop, and the crowd went crazy.

The dunk put the MCHS boys varsity basketball team up 56-40 late in the game, and the Bulldogs never looked back in a 78-56 rout of the Demons.

“After practice, coach lets us loose and I have been able to dunk for about three years now, and (Tuesday) was the perfect opportunity and I executed,” Haddan said. “It felt great. Probably one of the best feelings in my life.”

The Bulldogs (6-15 overall, 3-8 Western Slope League) clicked on offense Tuesday, jumping out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter.

“These kids wanted to get better and they worked hard every night,” head coach Eric Hamilton said. “They wanted to win so bad and we wanted to beat someone we weren’t suppose to and show we are going to be a good basketball team.”

Glenwood (10-12 overall, 4-7 WSL) used a 17-8 run to close the third quarter and pull within eight, but the Bulldogs scored the first eight points of the fourth, capped by Haddan’s dunk.

Haddan said the Bulldogs were 100 times better than when they lost, 54-45, on Jan. 7 in Glenwood.

“We knew exactly what we were going to do in this game,” he said. “We came out and executed, and finally started to click on offense and fired on all cylinders.”

The Bulldogs ended the season on a three-game home win streak after losing the first five.

Along with Haddan, Tuesday’s game was the final home appearance for Browning and senior Braeden Sullivan.

“This last game was an excellent way to go out,” Haddan said. “Ending on a three-game home win streak was huge, and hopefully it carries over to next year for these guys.”

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