Roaring Fork boys play spoiler at Moffat County with 1-point win |

Roaring Fork boys play spoiler at Moffat County with 1-point win

Bulldog girls dominate Rams in 66-22 win at home

Moffat County's Ryan Peck skies for a rebound with teammate Myles Simpson Tuesday night between two Roaring Fork defender. (Andy Bockelman / For Craig Press)

Needing a win to remain in 3A state playoff contention, Moffat County had to get past the visiting Roaring Fork Rams of Carbondale Tuesday night.

A win would have kept Moffat in the 24-team state playoff picture. Instead, the Bulldogs found themselves on the wrong end of some last-second controversy, falling to the Rams 52-51.

The Bulldogs had control of the ball on the final possession of the game, trying for one last look at the bucket. But time ran out Tuesday with junior Ryan Peck sitting out of bounds, after attempting to save the ball by throwing it off a Roaring Fork player. As the final buzzer went off, the Bulldogs were contending that there should be a second left on the clock, but officials overruled Moffat County’s argument, ending the game in favor of the visiting Rams.

The Bulldogs found themselves in a tough battle with the Rams from the opening tip, leading up to an intense final minute.

Roaring Fork was up 52-46 with 35.6 seconds to go, before missed free throws by the Rams and clutch buckets by the home team brought the game to within one.

The MCHS bench exploded after a missed free throw prompted a timeout from the Rams with 6.7 seconds to go.

With the thwarted final possession for the Bulldogs, though, Roaring Fork escaped with the win.

Leading the Rams in scoring on the night was senior Cesar Torres with 18 points, while senior Graham Pietch contributed 11.

Roaring Fork (5-6, 3-3) is out of the playoff picture, but has one last game on the season, Saturday at Coal Ridge

Moffat County (6-6, 2-3) closes out the regular season, also on Saturday, at Aspen.

Rams girls suffer 44-point loss to Bulldogs

The Moffat County’s girls basketball team continued its winning ways with a 66-22 win over the visiting Roaring Fork Rams Tuesday night in Craig.

The 44-point win marked the third straight win for the Moffat girls, and sixth overall in the last seven games. The team was led by junior Halle Hamilton’s 14 points.

Moffat held the Rams to just 11 points in the first half, while exploding for 26 second-quarter points to take a 42-11 lead at the half.

The Bulldogs cruised to a 24-11 second-half advantage, capping off the 66-22 win.

The Roaring Fork girls (4-8, 2-5) are also out of the playoff hunt, and travel to play Coal Ridge on Saturday to close out the season.

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