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Moffat County basketball shoots, scores with Hoop-a-Thon

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Moffat County High School senior Matt Hamilton elicits cheers from the crowd and hangs around for an extra couple of seconds after dunking the ball during the MCHS boys basketball Spaghetti Dinner and Hoop-a-Thon on Tuesday night. The fundraiser featured players shooting points for pledges nonstop for five minutes each.
Andy Bockelman

Moffat County High School boys basketball Hoop-a-Thon scoring results

Player — Total points scored in five minutes

Matt Hamilton — 99

Tristen Walls — 91

Kasen Brennise — 90

Brett Cook — 90

Eddie Smercina — 87

Joe Camilletti — 82

Tyler Davis — 82

Nick Pugh — 80

Keenan Hildebrandt — 76

Dusty Taylor — 72

Ben Robinson — 66

Scott Foster — 61

Dylan Kincade — 58

Mitchell Smith — 54

In the course of a few minutes apiece, the members of the Moffat County High School boys basketball teams tallied more than 1,000 total points in an event that may not have won them a game but will benefit them in the long run.

Moffat County High School boys basketball Hoop-a-Thon scoring results

Player — Total points scored in five minutes

Matt Hamilton — 99

Tristen Walls — 91

Kasen Brennise — 90

Brett Cook — 90

Eddie Smercina — 87

Joe Camilletti — 82

Tyler Davis — 82

Nick Pugh — 80

Keenan Hildebrandt — 76

Dusty Taylor — 72

Ben Robinson — 66

Scott Foster — 61

Dylan Kincade — 58

Mitchell Smith — 54

The teams’ Spaghetti Dinner and Hoop-a-Thon fundraiser took place Tuesday night, attracting hungry attendees for some Italian food and a shooting exhibition from their local hoops players, and the Bulldogs did not disappoint.

Each of the 14 participating players who collected pledges from community members had five minutes to rack up the highest score they could, whether it was jump shots, layups, 3-pointers, slam dunks or anything else as coaches kept track of the number of shots to go through the net.

Out of a total 1,088 points put forth by varsity and JV players, Matt Hamilton recorded the most, nearly cracking triple digits with a score of 99. Following him was Tristen Walls with 91, then a tie for third between Kasen Brennise and Brent Cook.

A round of applause erupted as the team completed their show, a group of about 60 watching the action.

Organizers still are counting pledge money for the fundraiser, which will go toward practice gear, basketball camps and other ways to boost the team.

For something that has been in the works for only slightly more than a week, coach Eric Hamilton said he was impressed with the turnout, hinting that he’d like to make the Hoop-a-Thon an annual tradition as a way for players to show off their skills and have some fun.

“We definitely want to thank the community for making all this possible,” he said.