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Bulldogs basketball up, running

Bruce Tippets

After three weeks of playing against each other, the Moffat County High School boys basketball teams faced an opponent Saturday at the high school gym.

The junior varsity and varsity teams played four 10- minute quarters against Rangely and Hayden. Varsity coach Blaine Corlett liked what he saw.

“We did some things really well on Saturday and we saw some things that we need to work on,” said Corlett. “The kids are playing hard and they are running the ball up and down the court.”

Corlett said he worked the lineup from top to bottom.

“We rotated all 12 players,” said Corlett. “Every player got to play a lot, and overall I thought that we had a good scrimmage against Hayden and Rangely.”

Junior varsity coach Steve Maneotis said his players are just getting to know one another.

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“It was a starting point for us,” said Maneotis. “We have a lot to work on; mainly, just getting the combinations together.

“For the little bit that we put in, they performed pretty well. It’s now just a matter of them getting to know one another and the combinations working together.”

Maneotis believed his team had a better showing Tuesday in the blue and white scrimmage.

“It was good to see somebody else,” said Maneotis. “It gave us a measuring tool to see where we were. It wasn’t one of our better performances. I thought that we played better in the blue and white scrimmage.”

According to Maneotis, the Bulldogs played against some solid teams.

“Both Rangely and Hayden are going to have pretty good years,” said Maneotis. “Neither team is really big.

“Hayden looks like they are going to be tough. I was impressed with Rangely. They ran the floor well.

“They ran a good half-court trap against us and they gave us some looks that our kids weren’t ready for.

“It was good to see them responded to some things that they hadn’t seen before.”

The Bulldogs will hold their last scrimmage of the season at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the high school gym when the Meeker Cowboys come to town.

“This is our last tuneup before we start the regular season,” said Corlett. “We won’t put in anything new for Tuesday and Meeker only has a varsity and freshmen teams this year.”