Moffat County girls take down Thunderhawks, 51-39
December 11, 2015
Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School girls got the job done Friday night to earn their second straight win of the Steamboat Springs Shootout. girls got the job done Friday night to earn their second straight win of the Steamboat Springs Shootout.
Moffat County High School girls got the job done Friday night to earn their second straight win of the Steamboat Springs Shootout.
The Lady Bulldogs improve to 2-1 after a 51-39 victory against 5A Prairie View.
The 1-3 Thunderhawks, of Henderson, and Moffat County each got out to a slow start, with Prairie View senior Aleksandra Anderson the first to score with a pair of free throws that didn't come until three minutes into the action.
MCHS struggled at first, putting up 13 shots before Leah Camilletti finally found net, she and Morgan Lawton getting underneath for some points.
The 6-5 opening quarter got better from there, though, and the Lady Dogs' proficiency in stripping the ball paid off more and more in the first half, allowing them to increase their lead to 25-15.
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The third quarter saw the Moffat County offense click more with 17 points, including a nine-point run starting with a free throw by senior Katia Voloshin, and while the Thunderhawks had a better fourth, MCHS had too much of an advantage.
Seniors Morgan Lawton scored 18 points, Camilletti 12, while junior Alex Hamilton got her first six points of the season and junior Josey King took five, including the only three-pointer of the night.
Senior Kayla Pinnt had three, while senior Hannah Walker, junior Mattie Jo Duzik and sophomore Makenna Baker each took two points.
Shooting was 20 for 49, and though it may not have been the best offensive effort, coach Sam McLeod was still pleased with the other end of the game.
"Much better defense tonight," he said.
MCHS girls will finish the Shootout Saturday against Eagle Valley.