Annie Sadvar, a Moffat County High School senior, drives the ball past a Steamboat Springs defender Tuesday at MCHS. Sadvar scored 10 points in the Bulldogs 55-31 rout of the rival Sailors.

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Annie Sadvar, a Moffat County High School senior, drives the ball past a Steamboat Springs defender Tuesday at MCHS. Sadvar scored 10 points in the Bulldogs 55-31 rout of the rival Sailors.

MCHS girls basketball team contains Steamboat in 55-31 home victory

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MCHS Girls varsity basketball against Steamboat

MCHS Girls varsity basketball against Steamboat

MCHS Girls varsity basketball against Steamboat

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Box score from the MCHS girls varsity basketball team’s game Tuesday against Steamboat Springs High School:

(1st — 2nd — 3rd — 4th — final)

• Moffat County — 15 — 10 — 11 — 19 — 55

• Steamboat — 5 — 5 — 12 — 9 — 31

MCHS leading scorers:

(Name — points)

• Kori Finneman — 12

• Annie Sadvar — 10

• Makayla Camilletti — 10

Steamboat leading scorers:

• Eryn Rinck — 12

• McKenzie Repollo — 7

• Sydney Bauknecht — 6

Matt Ray said the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s game plan heading into Tuesday’s game against Steamboat was to work the ball inside.

The Bulldogs executed that game plan on their home floor against the Yampa Valley rivals.

MCHS junior Kori Finneman scored 12 points from the post and senior Annie Sadvar added another 10 as the Bulldogs had no troubles with their Western Slope League opponent in a 55-31 win.

“We knew we could get the ball inside against their zone, and Kori and Annie lit it up,” said Ray, the Bulldogs head coach. “We were also able to hit some big 3-pointers when we needed and everyone just came out ready to play.”

The Bulldogs (11-6 overall, 4-2 WSL) jumped out to an early 9-0 lead to start the game and led 15-5 after the first quarter in large part due to Finneman, who scored eight points in the opening period.

Steamboat (9-7 overall, 3-3 WSL) trailed 25-10 at halftime and Sailors head coach John Ameen said the effort was there, but the execution was a little off.

“We played well, but we had about five lay-ups in the first half that we couldn’t close on,” Ameen said. “If we complete those plays, it would have been a different game. It was the little things that hurt us.”

In the second half, the Sailors got their offense going a little better, scoring 12 points in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs offensive attack didn’t slow to allow a comeback.

Ray said Finneman and Sadvar made their jump shots and lay-ups, and also capitalized on trips to the free throw line.

“Both Annie and Kori push hard and have a nice touch on their shot,” he said. “And, they were great at their free throws. So it was a win-win for us because we could get the lay-up or get fouled and go shoot free throws.”

Steamboat senior Eryn Rinck led the Sailors with 12 points and junior McKenzie Repollo added seven.

Defensively, Ray said the Bulldogs were able to get a hand up on almost every Steamboat shot.

“If we could get a hand in their face, we knew they would have to throw up some desperate shots,” he said. “We also were able to control the boards, so it was a one-and-down on most of their offensive trips.”

Steamboat plays at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Glenwood Springs while the Bulldogs are off until Feb. 3.

Trailing Delta by two games in the league race, Ray said the time off would be used to rest up and prepare for a hard road ahead.

“We are going to relax and rest and really just go hard for the three days before our next game,” he said. “We need to get physically and mentally ready for some tough games and make sure we don’t have any let downs.”

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