Prep roundup: Bulldogs too fast for Rams
CARBONDALE — The fast-paced game of Moffat County High School’s boys basketball team was too much for the Roaring Fork Rams to keep up with on Tuesday night.
Javen Gumber scored a team-high of 17 points and Kort Hathhorn added 16 points — 10 of those in the first half — and the Bulldogs took control in the second half on their way to a 68-54 Class 3A Western Slope League victory.
The Rams were still in the game at half time, trailing just 31-26, but Moffat County pulled away in the second half.
“Our defense broke down,” Roaring Fork coach Larry Williams said. “Part of that is [Moffat County] is a good team. They are fast and the turnovers they [forced] put them in the lead.”
Dwyane Yin finished with a team-high 19 points and Ben Carpenter added 17 points for the Rams (5-6 overall, 5-3 league) to keep Roaring Fork in the game.
In the first quarter, Carpenter nailed three 3-pointers to help the Rams take the lead, 15-13.
At halftime, the Bulldogs (8-2, 6-1) had a five-point lead (31-26). A steal and layup from Hathhorn to start the third quarter, followed by a fast-break layup from Tyler Davis, set the pace for the remainder of the game.
“In the second half, we got too far behind and were never able to catch back up,” Williams said.
Roaring Fork will play next against Grand Valley on Friday.
Coal Ridge 50, Olathe 31
PEACH VALLEY — Richie Winkler’s 14 points paved the way to an easy victory for the Titans.
Coal Ridge lead 30-16 at halftime and never let up. Mitch Carlson scored 10 points for the Pirates, and Alec Herrera added eight points for the Titans.
Moffat County 52, Roaring Fork 34
The Rams girls basketball team started the game off strong, but in the second half the Bulldogs started off with a 10-point lead (25-15). Roaring Fork wasn’t able to regain the lead.
In the first two minutes, the Bulldogs’ high-scorer Leah Camilletti (16 points) set the pace of the game. Morgan Lawton added 12-points to help pace Moffat County (7-4, 5-3 league).
In the first four minutes of the game, the Bulldogs had a six-point lead. Quickly, the Rams stepped it up and ended the first quarter three points behind, 12-9.
The Rams’ Autumn Granberry scored 19-points on four 3-pointers, hitting 4-of-12 shots from the behind the arc. Cindy Salinas added nine points for Roaring Fork.
“We started out strong, but we’re not as structured as we needed to be,” Roaring Fork coach Kirk Cheney said. “I am proud to see we played the whole game with good effort, but as a team, we really struggled with our press break.”
The Bulldogs’ offense scored 14 points in the third quarter to take control.
Olathe 56, Coal Ridge 46
PEACH VALLEY — Alicia Hampton scored 13 points and Jenny Call added 11 for Coal Ridge, but a 22-point performance from Olathe’s Theresa Tafoya was too much for the Titans to overcome.
Coal Ridge trailed 26-22 at halftime, but the Pirates outscored the Titans 12-3 in the third quarter to pull away.
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