Moffat County girls basketball lands No. 12 seed in 3A state playoffs |

Moffat County girls basketball lands No. 12 seed in 3A state playoffs

Bulldogs will take on No. 21 Manitou Springs in the first round of the state playoffs

Following a 9-3 season and a second-place finish in the 3A Western Slope League, the Moffat County Bulldogs’ girls basketball team was awarded the No. 12 seed in the 3A state basketball playoff bracket Monday morning.

As the No. 12 seed, the Bulldogs will be opening up their 3A tournament run with a matchup against the No. 21 Manitou Springs Mustangs Tuesday night. The team welcomes the Mustangs to Moffat County High School, with a scheduled tip off for 6 p.m.

Moffat County enters the playoffs on a four-game winning streak that saw them outscore their opponents 252-119.

The Mustangs enter the tournament with a 6-3 overall record, and a 6-2 record in the 3A Tri-Peaks League record, good enough for a fourth-place finish.

Should the Bulldogs advance past the Mustangs, they will face a familiar foe in the Delta Panthers, who took down the Bulldogs 58-41 on Feb. 20 at Moffat County High School.

The Mustangs shot 38% from beyond the arc this season, which is something Moffat County Head Coach Eric Hamilton knows the Bulldogs have to prevent in order to advance in the playoffs.

“It looks like they are a really good 3-point shooting team and we can’t let them get hot from the outside. So we have to play some great defense,” Hamilton said.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.