Thursday, January 31, 2002
Craig Staggering the Bulldogs with a high-powered defensive attack, the Sailors stayed close, but not close enough.
In the second meeting between the Steamboat Springs and Moffat County girls high school basketball teams, the Sailors kept the Bulldogs within 10 points at half.
By the end of the game, however, the 'Dogs nearly doubled their lead, winning 57-38.
"We accomplished a lot of our goals we set for ourself in this game," Sailors coach Bruce Alston said. "We played good half-court defense. We got Moffat out of their offensive rhythm, but we committed too many fouls."
The Sailors committed a total of 10 fouls, of which Moffat County scored on all but four trips to the line.
The game opened with both teams turning over the ball until junior Sailor Jennifer Weber fouled senior Ashliegh Gregg, who then scored the first points of the game halfway through the first quarter.
The Bulldogs' full-court press, which they ran nearly the entire game, held the Sailors to four points in the opening quarter.
The second quarter saw a renewed Sailors team led by junior Bayli Stillwell who scored six points. The Sailors scored a total of 10 points in the second, sending the game into halftime, 24-14.
"We weren't getting the points I would have liked to have seen," 'Dogs coach Craig Mortensen said. "We weren't screening well, we picked poor times to dribble and we didn't have the greatest shot selection."
The second half opened with the 'Dogs going on a six-point scoring streak, not allowing the Sailors to score until two minutes had ticked off the clock.
The Sailors tried to stay in step with the Bulldogs, but ended up scoring only 11 points to the Bulldogs' 15 in the third quarter.
The fourth quarter was the highest scoring quarter for both squads, with Moffat County racking up 18 points and Steamboat countering with 13.
The Sailors ended the night with one girl in double digits Stillwell with 15.