Boys: League-leading Moffat Co. tops Aspen
The Aspen Times
Moffat County protected the league lead Friday night — and then some.
The Moffat County boys basketball team broke open a close game with a barrage of 3-pointers and a bigger barrage of free throws Friday night in an 81-66 victory over the Aspen boys.
The Bulldogs, who advanced to 7-0 in the Western Slope League and 9-3 overall, went on a 25-8 run after the Skiers were whistled for a technical foul early in the second quarter.
By the time the Aspen boys picked up a second technical foul, Moffat County had pushed the lead to 16 points, eventually settling on a 48-28 halftime advantage.
The Bulldogs, who led by four after the first quarter, exploded for 26 points in the second period, including 14 in the quarter from Joe Camilletti, who would lead all scorers with 24 points.
He was one of four Moffat County players in double figures. Dylan Kinade scored 16 points in the Bulldogs’ win.
Matthew Hamilton added 14, and Denton Taylor contributed 12.
Dominick Alcorta led the Skiers with 16 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 4:40 to play.
Tristan Niskanen scored 14 points for Aspen.
Evan Patzoldt, with two 3-pointers, added 13 as the Aspen boys fell to 2-4 in league, 6-5 overall.
Shayne Ormond scored eight for the Skiers. Wyatt Feagan scored six, and Jack Rosenthal added five.
The Skiers challenged in the opening quarter, helped by a 3-pointer from Wyatt Feagan and nine points from Alcorta.
After the Moffat County run, the Skiers closed with a strong fourth quarter, including 3-pointers from Feagan and Patzoldt.
The Bulldogs also exploited an advantage at the foul line, converting on 22-of-32 free throws in the conference victory.
Aspen will host rival Roaring Fork at 4 p.m. today.