The weary Wolverines dropped a pair of nonconference road games to Sangre de Cristo on Saturday afternoon, the girls
falling 43-33 and the boys 61-45 in Mosca.
The Bayfield High School girls basketball team, with a roster shortened by injuries and illness, struggled at the start
after an emotional and exhausting loss at Pagosa Springs on Friday night.
The girls are just tired," BHS head coach Stephanie Dennison said.
They could barely drag themselves off the court at Pagosa. They worked so hard; they were exhausted," she said of the
49-43 IML loss.
The Thunderbirds (7-7) took advantage Saturday by bolting to an 18-3 lead in the first quarter.
We came out flat. We lost the game in the first quarter," Dennison said.
Sangre de Cristo led 35-13 at halftime.
Bayfield made a surge in the fourth quarter and pulled within six but could get no closer.
Sangre is very disciplined, very composed. They do have some ballplayers, but nothing that we couldn't handle
normally," said Dennison, who played without the injured Myra Dean (wrist) and Kayla McCormick (knee).
Candace Shaw and Breeta Moe, who has been fighting a stomach virus, scored seven points each to lead the Wolverines.
Shaw added eight rebounds.
Jacey Sirios scored six.
Jana Baker added six rebounds for the BHS girls.
Bayfield (10-6 overall, 2-1 IML) return to league play Friday when they host Centauri.
BHS boys basketball
For the second consecutive game, Derek Hillyer led the Bayfield Wolverines in scoring.
For the second consecutive game, Hillyer's effort came in a loss.
One night after losing big on the road to Intermountain League rival Pagosa Springs, the BHS boys basketball team
dropped a 16-point nonconference game to Sangre de Cristo on Saturday night in Mosca.
Hillyer scored 16 points.
He's just a sophomore," BHS head coach Bill Hesford said. He's got a bright future. He's gettin' there. He was
8-for-9 from the free throw line, which is encouraging, and he was real aggressive with the ball."
Ryan Terry added 10 for BHS.
The difference in the game ... was (Joe Curry)," Hesford said. He scored 30 points, hit a couple of 3s in the first
half. They were real patient in finding him looks, and he drained."
BHS (4-11 overall, 2-1 IML) will host Centauri on Friday.