With limited numbers and limited practice time, the Bayfield High School girls basketball team opened the new season
with an early game Tuesday night.
The Wolverines dropped a 73-42 decision to Piedra Vista in a game at the BHS gym.
We got off to a shaky start. It was a little rough there at first," Bayfield head coach Stephanie Dennison said.
It was kind of like what the girls said we haven't quite found our comfort level with each other yet," Dennison
But, she added, the Wolverines played much better in the second half after trailing Piedra Vista 39-15 at halftime.
With only Myra Dean back with significant varsity experience from last year, the Wolverines fielded a very
inexperienced lineup against the Panthers.
The second half was much better. The nerves settled," Dennison said.
Dean and Candace Shaw led the Wolverines with nine points each.
Kayla McCormick and Breetta Moe added seven points each.
Laurel McCormick, Kayla McCormick and Shaw each had six rebounds.
McCabe Bates led Piedra Vista with a game-high 18 points.
Piedra Vista is very physical. They're quick, and they like to get out and run," Dennison said.
She said the Wolverines didn't use their trademark full-court pressure defense very much.
We tried our press a little, but we're not ready we're not in condition," Dennison said.
She said the Wolverines played hard against a tough first-game opponent.
We've had very few practices with all the girls there," Dennison said.
The Wolverines will have three more games this week
in the annual Shiprock
Bayfield will open at 3:30 pm. against Red Mesa, Ariz.
They will play again Friday and Saturday in Shiprock.