Honors continue for Telfer
The outcome of a game definitely isn’t the main focus when a player doesn’t remember the final score was.
“It was more of an honor just to be there,” Moffat County senior Brandie Telfer said after attending the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State basketball games Saturday and Sun-day in Denver. “It was just a neat honor. I know we didn’t win, but I have no idea what the score was.”
The honors continue to come in for Moffat County’s all-time leading scorer. The future Adams State College Grizzly was named to play in the Colorado All-State basketball game June 11.
Telfer almost didn’t find out about the games. Because of spring break last week, she wasn’t contacted about the game until Friday.
“I think Mort (MCHS girls basketball coach) forgot,” she said. “I received a call from the coach of our team because he hadn’t heard from me. I didn’t know anything about it, and then Mort called me.”
Telfer left for Denver that Friday. On Saturday, her Class 4A team played teams from the other classes.
“You would think that smaller classes wouldn’t be as good but they were,” she said. “There was a lot of talent there.”
The strength of Moffat County’s side of the state playoff bracket was evident with how many players were there in the coaches game. Sixteen players were selected for two 4A teams, and seven were from the Bulldog’s quarter of the bracket.
“There were three Sterling girls and two Mullen girls on the other team,” Telfer said. “They worked well together, and you could see why (Sterling) was state champions.”
Telfer scored eight points.
The last Bulldog to play in the coaches game was Kate Schafer in 2003.
Telfer’s teammates were Kiki Taylor of Harrison; Shannon Buhler of Summi; Janine Tyler and Monica Baca of Pueblo East; Laura Burtner of Skyview; Amanda Martinez of Pueblo County and Jackie Booker of Fountain-Fort Carson.
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