The Hayden girls basketball team lost to the Moffat County junior varsity team, 39-37, on Tuesday in one of the better games of the season for the Tigers.
"It really was a good game," Hayden coach Jayme Adams said. "It was a fun game to coach."
Last season, the Bulldogs defeated the same Hayden team by more than 20 points on two occasions, making Tuesday's two-point loss a positive one for Hayden.
Moffat County traditionally has one of the best female basketball programs in Northwest Colorado.
"I was very proud of the girls," Adams said. "They had a great defensive game."
Adams said the Tigers had several turnovers in transition, forcing passes on the fast break. This season, Adams is encouraging the team to increase its tempo, and turnovers become more likely when a team plays a faster paced game.
Hayden shot 75 percent from the free-throw line compared to just 33 percent for Moffat County on Tuesday.
Senior Alycia Boyd led the way for the Tigers with 14 points, making all six of her free-throw attempts. Senior Jamie Waugh added seven, and seniors Lauren Branstetter and Kim Medvesk each had five points
Markie Workman had 13 points for the Bulldogs.
Hayden (1-4 overall) plays its final game before holiday break at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against North Park in Walden.
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