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Younger bulldogs play solid basketball

Bruce Tippets

The future looks bright for the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball program.

On Saturday, the junior varsity team downed the Basalt Longhorns, 39-31, while the freshmen team won in a blowout, 45-9.

The junior varsity team moved its record to 6-2 on the season.

“We had a really great first quarter and we got up big with our press,” said junior varsity coach Mike LeWarne. “As the game went on we kind of got tired. That was our third game of the week and we had a long bus trip. We didn’t play as well as we wanted to in the last three quarters, but the girls did a great job holding on for the win.”

Sophomore Charlotte Steele led the way for the Bulldogs with 14 points, including three three-point buckets.

“Charlotte has been really shooting the ball well for us this year,” said LeWarne. “Katie Telfer is our leading scorer for us this year and she has been doing a great job for us.”

According to LeWarne, the Bulldogs haven’t lost to a Colorado junior varsity team this year.

“We lost to the Hayden varsity team and we lost to a big school in the Vernal, Utah, tournament in Wasatch,” said LeWarne. “We will play some tough teams after Christmas, but I think that we will have a good year.”

The freshmen team came out like gangbusters against the Longhorns.

“I think that the level of competition wasn’t equal to us,” said freshmen coach Jim Loughran. “We only pressed for a quarter and the girls just played well.”

Loughran believes the Bulldogs are accomplishing their goals.

“They are playing really well right now,” said Loughran. “We have three goals to have fun, to improve and play great defense and we are doing those things. The score at halftime on Saturday was 34-2 and so they played great defense.”