Late preps: Devils cruise at Moffat |

Late preps: Devils cruise at Moffat

CRAIG – Nice and tidy.

Eagle Valley boys basketball crunched Moffat County, 65-47, Friday night to snap a two-game losing streak. And the Devils did it with good, basic fundamentals.

“We just crashed the boards so well,” Devils coach Brent McConaghy said. “That was something we emphasized. We finally played up-tempo and we’re tough team to beat when we’re playing that way.”

The Devils steadily built their lead in the first three quarters and were up 54-30 after 24 minutes. McConaghy flushed his bench for the fourth quarter because the affair was decided and he wanted to rest his players for today’s game against Steamboat Springs

Ayren Hart had a big game, leading the Devils (7-4 overall and 2-1 in league) with 17 points. Sam Lounsberry added 12 points while Jeremy Sabo put up 11.

There is no rest for the weary, however, with a big game today at 3:30 p.m. against Steamboat. (Eagle Valley’s bus left Craig at 11 p.m. Friday night.)

“Steamboat is looking like the king of the Western Slope right now, so if we can beat them, we’re in the top echelon of the league,” McConaghy said. “If not, it’s back to the drawing board. But if we play like we played tonight, I think we have a good chance.”

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