The Bayfield High School girls basketball team had a strong first half against Class 3A No. 4 Pagosa Springs Friday in Bayfield, but the Wolverines could not keep up the pace after halftime.
The Pirates (11-2, 5-0 IML) went on a 16-3 run in the third quarter and pulled away for a 49-33 win over the Wolverines after it was a narrow three-point lead at halftime.
Pagosa Springs was led by Adelyn Dozier with 15 points, and also made four 3-pointers. Hailey Griego finished with 12 and had six in the first quarter. Bayfield (4-8, 1-4 IML) was led by Maddy Oltmanns with 12 points, Brooke Merchant had eight including a pair of 3s, and Madison Wells finished with seven, and also made two from beyond the arc.
After being down 17-10 after the first quarter, the Wolverines responded in the second. They clawed back to get within two at 19-17 after Oltmanns dropped in a floater. But that would be the closest the Wolverines would come, as the Pirates took a 21-18 lead into halftime. In the third quarter, the Pirates were able to take control, and held the Wolverines to three points, and took a 37-21 lead heading into the fourth. In the final frame, BHS got within 12 in the final minute, but it was too late.
The Wolverines will take on another top-10 opponent when they will travel to No. 5 Alamosa (11-3, 3-2 IML), which lost to Centauri on Friday, 44-40. Saturday’s tipoff is at 1:30 p.m.
Bayfield head coach Josh Kitchen was not available for comment.
Boys basketballThe Bayfield High School boys basketball team was unable to snap its losing streak, which extended to 11 games after a 70-33 loss to Pagosa Springs Friday night in Bayfield.
The Wolverines (1-13, 0-5 IML) were led by Landon Kennedy with eight points and Crosby Edwards scored six, all in the first quarter. Quintan Hunter finished with five, while Kacey Chandler had four and made the Wolverines’ lone 3-pointer on the night. BHS was plagued by another tough night at the free-throw line, as the Wolverines went 12-of-31, while the Pirates went 16-of-19.
Pagosa Springs (7-7, 2-4 IML) had big contributions from its post players, as Mason Snarr scored a game-high 19 points and Ryan Lewis finished with 15. Mitch Lewis also reached double figures with 10.
Bayfield kept with the Pirates in the first quarter, as it trailed 17-12, and got help from Edwards’ six points. In the second, the Pirates began the quarter on a 9-2 run, which was highlighted by a 3-pointer from Aidan O’Donnell to make it 26-14. The Pirates took a 36-17 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Pirates got in foul trouble, as they were whistled for seven consecutive fouls, which put BHS into the bonus. But the Wolverines shot 4-of-13, and the Pirates led 48-25 after three quarters. In the fourth, the Wolverines made one field goal.
The Wolverines will travel to Alamosa (10-4, 5-0 IML) at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Bayfield head coach Klint Chandler was also not available for comment.