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Moffat County boys basketball keeps it close in Summit game

Moffat County High School's Connor Etzler knocks the ball away on a Summit drive.
Hugh Carey/Summit Daily

It all came down to the last eight minutes for the Moffat County High School boys basketball team Tuesday night.

Bulldogs hoops fell 66-60 to the 4A Summit Tigers in a non-conference road match-up.

The boys in blue held their own at the start, with a 21-16 lead after one quarter, including nine points from Jerod Chacon.

MoCo held a one-bucket advantage at halftime at 36-34, but Summit’s Wyatt Buller came alive in the third quarter, scoring all the Tigers’ 15 points in the period as part of 26 he’d have throughout the night.

With the tally tied at 49 heading into the fourth, it was anyone’s game, yet a handful of field goals by the Bulldogs couldn’t match a pair of triples by Corbin Furrey and 11 points amassed by Buller and Brendan Collins.

Jordan Carlson led scoring for Moffat County with 12 points, 11 for Chacon and nine by Colby Beaver.

MCHS, 2-9 overall, hosts 3A Western Slope League opponents Grand Valley and Cedaredge, Friday and Saturday, respectively. Friday’s games begin at 3 p.m. and Saturday’s at noon at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.