Moffat County basketball climbs back from tourney losses to surmount Peak to Peak
Competition from a larger school equated to a trying time Thursday night for Moffat County high school basketball teams, but the bulldogs rebounded nicely Friday.
MCHS teams are both 1-1 in the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational following losses to Montrose and wins against Peak to Peak.
Lady Dogs experienced their first defeat of the season against the 4A Indians in a 44-28 start to the tournament.
After an 18-5 deficit in the first quarter, Moffat County girls could not catch up to their foes from there.
In the subsequent consolation round, Lady Bulldogs controlled the flow of the game against the Pumas, finishing ahead 67-39.
The story was much the same for Bulldog boys Thursday night falling 80-44 against Montrose.
However, the Dogs matched up well against Peak to Peak in Round 2 of the tourney, turning a 39-21 halftime lead into a 74-37 victory.
Moffat County teams will complete tournament play Saturday in Glenwood, each vying for fifth place.
A Tuesday road game against Steamboat Springs follows, while a home opener against Rifle Dec. 19 will round out the calendar year.