Clash with the Titans: Moffat County basketball opens league play
Girls down Coal Ridge 86-28; boys outdone, 63-61, in overtime
December 17, 2015
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Moffat County High School basketball.
The MCHS boys and girls varsity teams met with their first opponent within the 3A Western Slope League, the Titans of Coal Ridge also their last match of 2015.
The Lady Bulldogs have already had some sizable victories to begin their season, but Moffat County girls must have wanted to see how high they could get the scoreboard after a 42-10 first half, and only after taking 32 points in the third quarter did they start to slow down, finishing with a win of 86-28 to improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
Titan girls are 1-3 and 0-1.
The Bulldog momentum carried on from there as the boys began their game with the Titans, hungry for a win to start the league schedule on the right foot. The guys finished their first quarter ahead, 20-11.
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Coal Ridge started to gain a little more steam in the second quarter, and the two groups went into the locker room with the score 26-22, Moffat County.
A close third started to make the Dogs sweat, despite being up 42-40 heading into the final period. Or, what they thought would be the final, as Titan Brandon Herrera sunk some well-timed free throws to tie it at 57.
The ensuing overtime minutes were as narrow, and while MCHS looked as if they would take the win, Herrera sank a three-pointer to push Coal Ridge to 63-61 and their first WSL win, 2-2 overall, with the Bulldogs now 1-5 and 0-1 in the conference.
Moffat County basketball will start up again in two weeks, as boys and girls C-Teams will host Coal Ridge on Jan. 5 and Baggs, Wyoming, on Jan. 7. The varsity squads will jump back into WSL play with back-to-back games against Gunnison on Jan. 8 and Olathe on Jan. 9, all of which will be at home.