Moffat County basketball teams net buckets galore during Hoop-a-Thon
Moffat County High School basketball players did what they do best Friday night, putting up hundreds of points during the annual Hoop-a-Thon fundraiser.
The yearly pledge program saw athletes shoot as many baskets as they could within a five-minute timeframe, ranging from long ball to layups, with community members putting forth money for each one the Bulldogs sank.
Chris Maneotis noted the night was like a more hectic version of the Dogs’ regular practice evening.
“That gym got really hot,” he said.
Seniors Connor Etzler and Madie Weber took the top honors for boys and girls teams with scores of 120 and 103, respectively, as they sank one bucket after another.
For boys, Ryan Peck was close behind with 112, with Donnie Quick third with 95. Kinlie Brennise put up 93 with Halle Hamilton and Reese Weber each hitting 90 for the girls.
A chili dinner by team parents included an array of savory stews in the cafeteria, which by itself brought in more than $300 for the hoops programs. Final numbers from the Hoop-a-Thon will be available once organizers collect from pledgers.
Two of the Lady Bulldogs posted bigger numbers than they expected.
Emaleigh Papierski sank a shot from half-court after her uncle, Rob Reynolds, from Tallahassee, Florida, pledged $50 for any members of the girls team that put the ball in from that far.
Makayla Martinez also collected big and drew a huge cheer when she too nailed a shot from the center of the gym.
She was especially surprised since she’s a stronger inside shooter rather than three-pointers.
“I didn’t think I’d be able to reach it,” she laughed. “I’m definitely better with layups.”
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