Moffat County boys light up scoreboard on senior night
Boys varsity scoring
Phillip Chadwick, 15 points
Taft Cleverly, 14
Kort Hatthhorn, 12
Joe Camilletti, 12
Javen Gumber, 10
Tyler Davis, 8
Wyatt Oberwitte, 6
Tyler Hildebrandt, 4
Kody Fief, 3
Miguel Cruz, 1
Matt Hamilton, 1
In its final home game of the regular season, the Moffat County boys basketball team made sure to go out with a bang.
The best way the team could find to honor its senior members was with its highest offensive output of the season. Moffat County scored 34 points in the fourth quarter en route to an 86-59 win against Coal Ridge on Friday in Craig.
The Bulldogs did not look their best at times in the game, but finished as strong as they have all year.
“I thought the first half was solid, 38 points,” head coach Eric Hamilton said. “We ran a lot of different rotations. Then a horrible third quarter and an outstanding fourth quarter and finish.”
The Bulldogs had five players score in double figures and got major contributions across the board from its players. That makes Hamilton feel good about their situation heading into the postseason.
“We have a lot of kids stepping up and proving that we can count on them playing good ball,” he said. “I’m happy that we’re deep and I’m happy we can score like that.”
Phillip Chadwick led the way with 15 points, but seniors Tyler Hildebrandt and Wyatt Oberwitte were the focal point of the game. Both players delivered, Hamilton said.
“Both of (the seniors) played really solid, so I thought it was a really fun night for them,” he said.
Hildebrandt scored four points and loved the way the Bulldogs played as a team in the game.
“It was amazing,” he said of their effort. “I think we’re getting back on track to winning some games in the playoffs. We had well-balanced scoring and we just ran the floor.”
Moffat County’s third quarter was a hiccup in an otherwise great game. They were outscored 23-14 in the frame and their lead dwindled to eight points. But in the fourth, it was all Moffat County.
The Bulldogs will host at least one more home game next week when the district tournament kicks off. But Friday night was a good sendoff, Hildebrandt said.
“The crowd was amazing,” he said. “We’ve never had a crowd like that as far as I can remember. So it was definitely great, we played as a team and those underclassmen gave us a great victory.”
Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 875-1795 or email@example.com
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.