Prep roundup: Moffat County pulls away from Grand Valley boys
CRAIG — Moffat County High School’s boys basketball team took control against eighth-ranked Grand Valley early on Saturday afternoon, taking an early lead and extending it late in the game on its way to an 82-64 victory over the Cardinals.
John Parker finished with a game-high 28 points and Sam Parker added 17 to pace Grand Valley (9-2 overall, 5-1 Class 3A Western Slope League), who weren’t able to recover after falling behind by double figures early. The Bulldogs (8-3, 6-0) were able to maintain that early lead thanks to their efforts on the offensive boards, which prevented Grand Valley from running.
“We gave them way too many second shots,” Grand Valley coach Scott Parker said. “Our rebounding sets up our offense. They’re a good rebounding team, and they did a good job of taking that away from us.”
Gunner Rigsby had nine points and Tanner Magee chipped in 11 points for Grand Valley, which finished the game with eight 3-pointers. Moffat County’s Joe Camilletti also had a game-high 28 points, followed by Denton Taylor with 18 and Tyler Davis with 11.
Grand Valley is scheduled to continue league play Tuesday at Olathe.
Roaring Fork 44, Gunnison 31
CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork’s boys basketball team rebounded from a Friday night home loss to first-place Moffat County with a league victory against the Cowboys.
The Rams improved to 8-4 overall and 5-2 in league play. Roaring Fork will continue league play Friday when it plays at Coal Ridge.
Moffat Cty. 53, Grand Valley 41
CRAIG — Kyra Chenoweth led Grand Valley with 17 points for a team that finished 11-of-15 shooting from the free-throw line, but the Cardinals (7-4, 4-2 3A WSL) weren’t able to recover after Moffat County (7-4, 5-1 league) forced multiple turnovers over the course of the game.
“We played hard,” Grand Valley coach Jake Higuera said. “But we need to play well.”
Josey King, missing from the Bulldogs’ game at Roaring Fork on Friday with a flu bug, scored 16 points to pace her team on Saturday. Mattie Jo Duzik added 12 for the Bulldogs, who held a 24-18 lead at halftime.
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