Clutch free throw wins playoff game for MCHS
Bulldogs facing Erie High School Tigers in first round of state playoffs
February 25, 2011
MCHS junior Annie Sadvar stepped to the free throw line and sank the shot, sending the Bulldogs to a 44-43 win today against Erie in first-round playoff action. Melissa Camilletti had a big game for MCHS, scoring 21 points.
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The Tigers clawed back in the fourth quarter and a missed MCHS free throw with 10 seconds left sends the game into overtime, tied at 41. The Bulldogs offense stalled in the quarter, scoring only six points.
The Bulldogs extended their lead in the third quarter, going up 35-28. Camilletti scored five more points, and Sassy Murray added three. The fourth quarter is now underway, as MCHS closes in on a first round playoff win.
The Bulldogs used two big 3-pointers in the second quarter to jump ahead of the Tigers and now lead, 25-23, at halftime. MCHS led by six points with more than three minutes left, but Erie was able to nudge closer.
Camilletti added seven points in the quarter, and senior Lauren Roberts had four points.
The Bulldogs struggled early in the first quarter, but kept the score close. They trail, 12-9, after one.
Junior Melissa Camilletti led MCHS in the quarter with four points.
The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team's playoff journey begins at 3 p.m. today against the Erie High School Tigers.
The game tips at 3 p.m. at Longmont High School.
MCHS, 16-7 overall and 10-2 in the Western Slope League, won a share of the league title Feb. 18 by defeating Steamboat Springs. The Bulldogs are seeded 17th in the playoffs.
Erie, the 16th seed, is 18-5 overall this season and notched a 12-2 mark in the Tri-Valley League.
Defensively, the Bulldogs need to key on Tigers senior guard Dallas Rohrbaugh, who averages about 14 points per game.
The Bulldogs counter with senior post player Lauren Roberts and junior point guard Melissa Camilletti, who average about 11 points per game each.
Barring an upset, the winner of this afternoon's game would most likely face No. 1-seeded Longmont (22-1) at 5 p.m. Saturday. However, should Longmont stumble in the first round, the Bulldogs would face No. 32-seeded Windsor (12-11).
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