A balanced attack helped the Bayfield High School boys basketball team advance to the finals of the Intermountain League District Tournament on Friday night, beating Monte Vista 78-64 on its home court for a title shot against Pagosa Springs.
Bayfield (5-9) will play Pagosa Springs (12-9) at 8 p.m. today at Monte Vista.
The third-seeded Wolverines had five players in double figures.
Senior Jesse McCoy led BHS with 16 points, followed by junior Jared Qualls and senior Zach Adams with 13 each. Seniors Logan Funkhouser andDakota Decker scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Kaleb Zink, a senior, just missed double digits, scoring nine.
Bayfield head coach Chad Nachtrieb called it "the best team game of the season."
"It was a fun game," he said. "We put the pedal to the metal, and we really fed off the atmosphere. The crowd was intense."
Nachtrieb said the Wolverines will need a mighty effort down low tonight against Pagosa Springs in order to win.
"Pagosa's pretty solid, it's going to be tough to match their heighth," Nachtrieb said.
"It's tough to beat a team three games in a row, though. We beat them twice last year, and they've beaten us twice this year, so we'll see."
Pagosa Springs, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, defeated No. 4 Centauri to reach the championship game.
Pagosa (7-0) has not lost in the IML this season.
The BHS girls, the No. 1 seed in the girls bracket, will play host Monte Vista at 6 p.m. today for the championship.
Bayfield is 15-4 overall.
Monte Vista is 16-4 overall.