Hoopsters out score Rams by 20 points
The Moffat High School boys varsity basketball team finished a busy day Saturday coming from behind to beat the Roaring Fork Rams 66-46.
“The team put out a good effort,” Head Coach Blaine Corlett said. “We pushed the ball and played our game.”
Both teams came out shooting in the first half, hitting the tray and running the ball. With 4:35 remaining in the first quarter Roaring Fork trailed by two, They went on 6-0 run, scoring back-to-back threes and taking the lead 10-6. The Bulldogs came back with a 6-0 run hitting three straight buckets to take the lead 12-10 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter started with both teams exchanging three pointers and baskets. The ‘Dogs were trailing 21-19 at the 3:22 mark, but a 7-0 run helped them take the lead, bringing the score to 26-21. The Bulldogs started the run with a five-point play, when Kyle Hazelwood hit a tray and Jarrod Burns was fouled underneath. Burns made both free throws.
The Bulldogs had a 30-26 lead at half time.
Moffat County opened the third quarter with an 11-3 run taking a 41-29 lead, putting the game out of reach for Roaring Fork.
Bulldog Kevin Voorhees hit two quick baskets at he start of the second half rout. The tough ‘Dog defense frustrated the Rams. Their full-court pressure, caused turn overs, which created easy baskets for the ‘Dogs. The Bulldogs outscored the Rams 36-20 in the second half .
“We came out aggressive,” Corlett said. “We put pressure on the wings and forced the ball over.”
At the end of three quarters the Bulldogs were ahead 49-37.
The Bulldogs kept their momentum in the fourth with a 6-0 run that widened the lead 55-37. Moffat County added 11 more points and coasted in for a 66-46 victory.
Voorhees had 23 points and two threes, and Hazelwood scored 18 points to lead Bulldogs in scoring.
“We played an aggressive game,” Corlett said. “We shot the ball better than last week.”
“I think we played a great game,” senior Mark Turner said. “I think we could have played better, but it was good enough for a win.”