Moffat County basketball seniors to play in All-State game
Morgan Lawton, Leah Camilletti selected as top tier by Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports
March 18, 2016
The state tournament is behind them, but the basketball season still isn't quite done for two Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School hoopsters. hoopsters.
Moffat County High School hoopsters.
This week, MCHS seniors Morgan Lawton and Leah Camilletti learned they had been selected for the All-State game offered by the group Colorado Coaches of Girls SportsColorado Coaches of Girls Sports..
The organization acknowledges the top female athletes in the state and brings them together for events in volleyball, basketball and softball.
Moffat County coach Sam McLeod said CCGS's picks of two of his best players made perfect sense.
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"It's an incredible honor, I think they earned it, and it's always pretty special when other coaches and programs are recognizing this in your kids," he said. "It's not something I nominated them for, it's something coaches all over the state elected them for. They represented our school, our program, their families and themselves really well."
Lawton and Camilletti served as captains for the Lady Bulldogs this past season, quarterfinalists for the second consecutive year, their run at a championship coming to an end in the Great 8 against the Lutheran Lions, who went on to win the state title.
The pair led the team in total points, with Camilletti taking 388 and Lawton 346.
Camilletti was fourth among the top five three-point shooters in 3A basketball with 52 triples and finished the season ranked by MaxPreps as the most accurate outside shooter of any team in any class at 48 percent on attemptsranked by MaxPreps as the most accurate outside shooter of any team in any class at 48 percent on attempts..
Lawton was the Bulldogs' best rebounder, as well as the top of the category in the Western Slope League, ending the year with 258 boards, ranked second in 3A overallranked second in 3A overall, with 9.9 per game., with 9.9 per game.
ranked second in 3A overall, with 9.9 per game.
The teammates will be acknowledged in Denver Saturday with other CGGS All-State selections, with the 3A game taking place at noon Sunday at Arvada West High School.
Besides able to suit up one last time — coincidentally, they'll be sporting their usual colors as part of the blue team — Lawton and Camilletti are looking forward to the level of intensity.
"Everyone's going to really be there to play and be physical," Lawton said.
Camilletti expects to see only the cream of the crop on the court.
"There's going to be some really good players," she said.
Additional honors for MCHS winter sports will be announced in the coming week.
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