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Moffat County basketball teams pick up wins in Aspen

Girls hit Skiers hard, 77-17; boys keep league lead with 81-66 triumph

Dale Strode/Aspen Times

Moffat County High School's Dusty Taylor heads for the hoop during the Bulldogs' game in Olathe. The MCHS varsity basketball teams both gained wins Friday night in Aspen, the boys remaining undefeated among league opponents, 81-66, and the girls picking up a 77-17 victory over the Skiers to go 6-1 in the Western Slope League.

Moffat County High School basketball is going into the second half of the league season with confidence after big Friday wins in Aspen.

Moffat County boys protected the league lead Friday night — and then some. The Moffat County boys team broke open a close game with a barrage of three-pointers and a bigger barrage of free throws Friday night in an 81-66 victory over the Aspen boys.

The Bulldogs, who advanced to 7-0 in the Western Slope League and 9-3 overall, went on a 25-8 run after the Skiers were whistled for a technical foul early in the second quarter.

By the time the Aspen boys picked up a second technical foul, Moffat County had pushed the lead to 16 points, eventually settling on a 48-28 halftime advantage.

Moffat County led by four after the first quarter and exploded for 26 points in the second period, including 14 in the quarter from Joe Camilletti, who would lead all scorers with 24 points.

He was one of four Moffat County players in double figures, as well as Dylan Kincade, Matt Hamilton and Denton Taylor.

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Dominick Alcorta led the Skiers with 16 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 4:40 to play.

Tristan Niskanen scored 14 points for Aspen.

Evan Patzoldt, with two three-pointers, added 13 as the Aspen boys fell to 2-4 in league, 6-5 overall.

Shayne Ormond scored eight for the Skiers. Wyatt Feagan scored six, and Jack Rosenthal added five.

The Skiers challenged in the opening quarter, helped by a three-pointer from Wyatt Feagan and nine points from Alcorta. After all back on the Moffat County run, the Skiers closed with a strong fourth quarter, including three-pointers from Feagan and Patzoldt.

The Bulldogs also exploited an advantage at the foul line, converting on 22 of 32 free throws in the conference victory.

Earlier in the night, the Moffat County girls showcased its pressure, full-court defense Friday night.

Oh, and the Lady Bulldogs also flexed their offensive muscles.

The Moffat County girls held the Aspen Skiers scoreless for the first quarter and pressed to a 77-17 victory. Leah Camilletti, Katelyn Peroulis, Kayla Pinnt, Josey King and Morgan Lawton each reached double-digit scoring as the Moffat County girls improved to 6-1 in the Western Slope League, 8-4 overall.

McKenna Woodrow led the Aspen girls with seven points, all in the second half.

Claire Boronski added four for the Skiers, 1-5 in league, 1-10 overall.

The Bulldogs pushed the lead to 34-0 before Jess Coxon scored Aspen's first basket on a jumper late in the first half.

The high-scoring visitors from Craig posted 24 points in the third quarter.

Aspen rallied with 11 points in the final period, including five from Woodrow.

The Skiers will return to action when they host Roaring Fork Saturday.

Moffat County will be at home, as well, playing host to Gunnison.

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