Moffat County hits from outside to beat Cedaredge
By the Numbers...
JV girls lost 47-37
Varsity scoring numbers
Lisa Camilletti 16 points
Kori Finneman 14
Makayla Camilletti 6
Allie Ehlers 6
Bailey Hellander 5
Jazmine Swindler 4
Kyleen Ellgen 4
Sassy Murray 2
Katelyn Peroulis 2
The girls basketball team from Moffat County broke another opponent down Saturday en route to its fifth straight win.
The Bulldogs was coming off two easy wins against Aspen and Basalt, the two bottom teams in the Western Slope League. With Cedaredge visiting Saturday, Moffat County figured to have its hands more full with a tough Bruins squad that entered the weekend 3-2 in WSL play.
But the Bulldogs continued to play at a high level and at the expense of their opponents, securing a 59-33 win to improve to 7-3 (6-1 WSL) this season. Once again, Moffat County’s defense caused problems for Cedaredge, and the Bulldogs had their best outside shooting of the season in the first half to create an even bigger margin.
The Bruins hung around into the second quarter and strung together a couple baskets to pull within nine points at 22-13. But then Moffat County went on a run of its own, including two 3s from Lisa Camilletti, who led the Bulldogs with 16 points in the game.
All in all, Moffat County buried five 3s in the game, the most they have this season. That is an aspect of the team’s game Matt Ray has been waiting to see all year.
“If we do that in a game, we’re going to be really tough to beat,” Ray said. “We’ve been wanting to hit 3s all year. Last year they hit a lot. Hopefully this will be the game where we break out a bit. I’d like to hit five or six a game.”
Camilletti, who scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half, said adjusting to a better team was no problem.
“We played pretty good against them,” she said. “They were a little bit better than the team we played yesterday (Basalt). We ran our offense more, and we got a chance to work on some things.”
The 3-pointers were a good complement to the Bulldogs’ inside game, where Ray thought they had a significant advantage.
“I thought we outsized them and inside they didn’t have much of an answer for it,” he said.
The win kept Moffat County atop the Western Slope League standings as the team gets set to go on the road. The Bulldogs will be traveling for the next three games.
Ray said so long as they play their game, as has happened since break, wins should keep coming.
“Our team is confident,” he said. “I told them if we came out and played aggressive like we are, we’d be just fine. When we settle down and play our game, it’s really hard to beat us.”
Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 970-875-1795 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Craig Daily Press sports coverage on Twitter at @CDP_Sports.