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BHS girls try for different destiny

Destini McGhehey had designs on a different destiny for her Wolverines.

But despite scoring 14 points for more than half of her team’s total, McGhehey couldn’t lift the Bayfield High School girls basketball team over Pagosa Springs, and the Wolverines lost their Intermountain League Tournament semifinal game 39-26 in Alamosa.

McGhehey was the first player in double figures but fouled out with about 2 minutes to go in the game.

The Pirates ran away with the contest after a 12-1 third quarter and built as a lead as large as a 14 points as Bayfield struggled to keep ahold of the ball or put it in the hoop.

Both teams fumbled with turnovers Thursday, but Pagosa took better advantage of the sloppy and clunky play.

The Wolverines attempted a late fourth-quarter comeback and pulled within eight on a Micaela Knickerbocker field goal, but they got no closer.

Knickerbocker finished with four points.

In the double bonus for the final few minutes, Pagosa Springs rode the foul line to the final buzzer. The Pirates shot 15 second-half free throws and made 11 of them.

Anissa Lucero led the Pirates with 12 points, and Emily Bryant scored 11 in Pagosa’s third victory over Bayfield this season.

The Wolverines took a 7-2 halfway through the first quarter as Pagosa struggled to find a rhythm before the Pirates got it together and overtook them.

Bayfield (9-11 overall, 3-7 IML) will play for third place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Alamosa.

The Wolverines next will face Alamosa, which lost to Centauri Thursday night.

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