Bayfield girls back in win column

BHS downs Farmington with big third quarter

The Bayfield High School girls basketball team got itself back in the win column in a big way Thursday, knocking off Farmington 52-43 to open the Webb Toyota Invitational in Farmington, N.M.

Head coach Ronnie Posey said the Wolverines (2-2) rallied nicely after a slow start, using a 22-point third quarter to take control, and he was happy with the contributions from up and down the roster.

“We had eight girls score,” Posey said. “Everybody contributed – all 10 girls.”

Destiny McGhehey scored 11 points to lead BHS before enduring some back problems, but Posey said she’s hoping to play against Shiprock today. Micaela Knickerbocker had nine points and Haley Clarke eight for Bayfield, while Posey was quick to acknowledge two unheralded bench performances.

“Chanel McCloskey came in off the bench and kind of helped us get jump started. ... Carrie (Yost) played really well off the bench,” he said.

Kirby Brown and Yost added six points apiece for Bayfield in the victory.