Mean Moose bite BHS boys

One run often can make the difference.

And despite Bayfield High School’s best efforts, one run really did the Wolverines in Thursday.

Alamosa and the BHS boys basketball team were tied at halftime, but a quick 8-0 run by the Mean Moose set the tone for the second half in a 54-39 victory Thursday in Alamosa.

“We played pretty well in the first half. We were tied at the half 23-23,” BHS head coach Bill Hesford said. “They went on an 8-0 run out of the half, and we changed defenses and slowed them down, but that was the difference in the game.”

Bayfield (2-17, 0-8 Intermountain League) got its top scoring performance from Preston Hardy, who had 12 points and six rebounds. Geoff Pope had 11 points, and Tyler Kerr and Dillon Hoselton each had six for the Wolverines.

“In the first half, our offense was running really smooth,” Hesford said. “Kids were sharing the ball, getting good scoring opportunities. We had a bunch of guys make shots from the outside.

“We were changing defenses a lot. I felt like that was keeping Alamosa off balance.”

But the Mean Moose were able to figure out the Wolverines’ man-to-man defense early in the second half, and by the time Bayfield switched back to zone, the run was complete.

BHS will play an IML Tournament pigtail game, either Tuesday at Monte Vista or at Centauri.