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MCHS girls top Glenwood Springs

John Vandelinder
Moffat County High School's Desirae Pearcey scores in Friday night's game against visiting Glenwood Springs. The Bulldogs won the game, 65-42.
Hans Hallgren

— In their previous high school girls basketball contest, Glenwood Springs defeated visiting Moffat County by 16 points.

On that January night, the Bulldogs were without injured post player Markie Workman, and Moffat County’s other main post player Desirae Pearcey was plagued by foul trouble.

In Friday’s rematch, Workman and Pearcey made their presence felt against the Demons (13-3 overall, 7-1 Western Slope League).

The Bulldogs (14-3 overall, 6-1 WSL) dominated down low in a 65-42 home victory.

Pearcey finished with 20 points, and Workman 18, helping the Bulldogs to the team’s sixth consecutive win.

“I just posted up really hard,” Pearcey said. “All I thought of was getting into the paint. The team is really excited; we are proud of how well we played.”

Glenwood’s Sharaya Selsor scored 15 points in the defeat – the Demon’s first loss in seven games.

Teammate Kelsie Hert added nine.

“This is a big win for us in a good game,” Bulldog coach Craig Mortensen said. “Desirae played awesome. She overwhelmed them down low.”

The first-half of the game was engulfed in strange circumstances. A usually subdued Mortensen was called for a technical foul, Moffat Count senior Amy Dilldine was rushed off the court with a bloody face and the Bulldogs pulled away from the Demons.

Bulldog Jorgiea Raftopoulos helped put the team up by 15 going into the break, going on a six-point scoring run.

“There is no excuse really,” Demon coach Brian Derby said. “We didn’t come out the way we were supposed to. They beat us hands down.”

The teams are now tied atop the league standings with one Western Slope loss, each team winning on its home court.

“The No. 1 spot really doesn’t mean much,” Derby said.

“We still play more games. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.”

Moffat County travels today to face Rifle (5-2 WSL).

Junior varsity

Moffat County came back from a three-point halftime deficit Friday, clawing back against visiting Glenwood Springs for a 50-38 victory.

Danette Crofts led the Bulldog attack, scoring 14 points.

Kylie Bauman added 11 and Danielle Kawcak scored nine.

McKenzie Kuhn led the Demons with 12 points.


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