Freshmen finish first half strong |

Freshmen finish first half strong

Bruce Tippets

The Moffat County High School boys basketball freshmen team started the season slow, but stepped it up before Christmas break.

On Saturday against the Basalt Longhorns, the Bulldogs won, 56-52 ,to move to 2-3 on the year.

“We played a lot better and we just keep getting better every week,” said freshmen coach Tom Dockstader. “We went ahead by 15 points and then Basalt cut the lead back down.”

Dockstader believes the team is being aggressive on defense.

“They are playing a lot better defense,” said Dockstader. “They are getting after it now.”

The team is made up of Joel Browning, Carl Butler, Kenny Cordova, Bryce Ellgen, Pablo Loya, Joe Padon, Keith Pearcey and Garrett Schopper.

Other members are Brian Skowronski, Luke Wilson, Blaine Zulian and Jon Bugay.

“For the last three weeks we have seen a lot of improvement since the freshmen tournament in Rangely,” said Dockstader. “Everybody played on Saturday and that was good.”

Over the break, the Bulldogs will concentrate on offense.

“We are going to work mainly on our shooting over the break and maybe a little bit of defensive stuff,” said Dockstader.

The Bulldogs will next hit the hardwood at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 against Aspen in Craig.


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