Bulldogs fall in the fourth
Grand Junction pulls away from MCHS late, leaves with road win
January 11, 2011
The Grand Junction Tigers used consistent fourth-quarter shooting to top the Moffat County High School Bulldogs, 64-53, tonight.
Turnovers haunted MCHS, and the Bulldogs were unable to capitalize on a halftime lead.
Camilletti and Murray paced the MCHS offense with 13 points each, followed by Sadvar and Roberts, who each had 11.
For a full game recap, see Wednesday’s Craig Daily Press, or visit http://www.craigdailypress.com.
Grand Junction scores six points in less than a minute to open the third quarter, and the Tigers now lead MCHS, 44-42, heading into the fourth. The Tigers also used a 12-2 run to push ahead.
Junior Melissa Camilletti scored 7 points in the quarter, including a lay-up at the end, to pull MCHS within a bucket.
After trading leads in the second quarter, the MCHS Bulldogs go into halftime with a 27-25 advantage over the Grand Junction Tigers. Back-to-back steals by MCHS senior Britteny Ivers helped tie the game at 14 midway through the period.
MCHS sophomore Sassy Murray later scored consecutive baskets to put the Bulldogs up.
Murray, Sadvar and senior Lauren Roberts lead a balanced MCHS offensive attack with 7 points each.
A first quarter plagued with turnovers by both teams ended with the Bulldogs trailing the Tigers by 1, 9-8, tonight at MCHS. Grand Junction grabbed the lead at the end of the quarter with a lay-up.
MCHS junior Annie Sadvar led the Bulldogs with 5 points in the quarter.
After a tough loss Saturday at the buzzer, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team will try to bounce back tonight against Grand Junction High School.
Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.
The Bulldogs come into the game with a 6-5 overall record and a 0-1 mark in the Western Slope League.
Grand Junction, which plays in the Southwestern League, is 6-6 overall and 2-4 in the last six games.
The Bulldogs and Tigers have played a common opponent: Glenwood Springs.
The Tigers lost to the Demons 54-49 earlier this season.
On Saturday, the Bulldogs lost at home to Glenwood Springs, 50-48. The game included a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback for MCHS.
Lauren Roberts, a senior post player for the Bulldogs, led her team against Glenwood Springs with 18 points.