Moffat County girls basketball pummels Pirates, boys wrap up season at Roaring Fork
The end of the regular schedule marks the start of the second season for Moffat County High School hoops, and Bulldog basketball went into the next level ready to fight.
MCHS girls hosted the Olathe Pirates Tuesday for the first round of the 3A Western Slope League district tournament, the winner moving on to games in Grand Junction this weekend.
Besides wanting to stay the course in the quest for more honors — the Lady Dogs seeking their sixth consecutive district title — a 28-27 loss to Olathe factored in at least a little.
The shaky play from their previous meeting was gone as Moffat County kept it even to start with the lead in a 12-9 first quarter before shutting down the Pirates’ shooting effort to make it 26-11 at halftime and 42-13 in the third period, ultimately gaining a 54-27 win.
Kinlie Brennise led in points with 13, including three triples. Brooke Gumber had 12 and Jana Camilletti 11 in a night where nearly every varsity player added to the total.
Brittnee Meats sank the final bucket of the night, at which point, she and her teammates were already mentally ready for the next round. She noted that a strong performance against Cedaredge — which earned a was an indicator that good things will keep happening with the right effort.
“We knew we had to come out fighting and push ourselves even farther,” she said. “We just need to play our best and make it all the way.”
Moffat County girls meet Delta again during the district semifinals Friday, hosted by Grand Junction’s Central High School.
Following a well-earned 49-45 Monday night in Gunnison, MCHS boys moved to the next stage of districts Tuesday to face No. 2-ranked Roaring Fork in Carbondale.
However, the Dogs’ longevity had its limits in their fourth test of endurance in five days. The 18-2 Rams set the tone early against the visiting Moffat County crew, and a 20-6 first quarter was only the start of a long night, part of a 44-18 half and a 70-36 final.
MCHS boys finished the year at 10-11, their best record since 2015.
Colorado State Patrol has identified one of two people killed in a head-on car wreck that happened on US Highway 40 outside Kremmling Thursday evening.