Moffat County hoops bedevil Eagle Valley as Steamboat Shoot-Out continues

Moffat County High School's Jaci McDiffett gets off a shot before Eagle Valley's Cassie Jaramillo can stop her in the Steamboat Shoot-Out. MCHS girls basketball won 43-37 Friday against the Devils.
Andy Bockelman

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Suffice it to say, Eagle Valley High School hoops is no fan of Moffat County after Friday.

Bulldog boys and girls basketball teams each took a win against the Devils on the second day of the Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out.

Girls varsity was seeking to flip the score from last season when Eagle Valley knocked them out of first-place consideration at the Steamboat tournament. The Lady Dogs took an early lead that they held throughout the game to finish it 43-37.

A 2-0 streak at the Sailors’ tourney puts the 4-1 Craig girls in the championship game scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Saturday, as they face off against the Mead Mavericks.

Though they won’t be playing for first or even third place, MCHS boys had a solid day against the Devils in the middle round of the Shoot-Out, defeating Eagle Valley for the second time in seven days.

The two teams were back together after each dropping their first game in Steamboat, and the Bulldogs showed they weren’t satisfied with the 96-88 win at the Lake County Tournament, this time upping the numbers to 97-85 after coming back from a small deficit at halftime, 41-40.

Brent Cook set a new personal best in the game, dropping 30 points in Moffat County’s fourth win of the season.

The group will look to add a fifth W and fifth-place honors at 10:45 a.m. Saturday as they meet the team that traveled the furthest for the Shoot-Out: the Johnson County Longhorns of Mountain City, Tennessee.

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