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Bulldogs dominate scrimmages

Bruce Tippets

In their final tune-up before the regular season, the Moffat County High School boys basketball teams ran past the Meeker Cowboys in a scrimmage Tuesday at the high school gym.

The varsity and freshmen teams played five 10-minute quarters and varsity coach Blaine Corlett believed his team stood up to the challenge.

“We are really trying to emphasize pushing the ball up the court and I think that we got that tonight,” said Corlett. “We saw some really good things, but we have a way to go. Overall, I was pleased.”

According to Corlett, the Bulldogs displayed their quickness against the Cowboys.

“Our base defense is in and it showed tonight,” said Corlett. “We got a lot of steals defensively and that is our game. A lot of things came together during our scrimmage.”

Learning from other scrimmages paid off Tuesday.

“After watching film on Hayden and Rangely the offense looked decent and our defense needed some work,” said Corlett. “On Monday the kids did some tough defensive drills that were really high intensity and I think that it really showed in the scrimmage. Our intensity was much greater tonight than it was on Saturday and it paid off with easy baskets.”

Senior Justin Magnuson believes the scrimmage against the Cowboys will help down the line.

“I think that we are playing pretty good and we are finally coming together as a team. We are going to have a good season,” said Magnuson. “The scrimmages helped us out. It will give us experience for the upcoming games.”

According to freshmen coach Tom Dockstader, his team started off slow, but finished with a bang.

“In the last quarter we really came on,” said Dockstader. “I was pretty pleased with that and if we can carry on with that we will be all right.”

“We start the season on Friday in the Rangely Tournament by playing two games and on Saturday we will have one game.”

The varsity team won’t start the season until Dec. 9 when it faces Golden High in the Golden Tournament in Golden, Colo.

“We play Niwot on Friday night and Alameda Saturday,” said Corlett. “We have our work cut out next week. We have six more days to get ready for that tournament.”