Alamosa boys charge back in second half

Ry Adams (3) of sinks a three-pointer late in the game to further bury Cortez during Alamosa's come from behind victory. Adams went 5-of-10 on  three -point attempts and paced the Moose with 17 points.

ALAMOSA — Alamosa hosted Montezuma-Cortez over the weekend. The wrestling squad took care of business at Adams State University. The basketball boys had something of a wild night as they had to rely on a strong second half in order to complete their come back victory, 48-38 on Friday night.

The boys basketball team from Alamosa has been having continued success as the 2017/18 season marches on. The Moose have only dropped one game all season and that loss came to Faith Christian a fellow ranked team. Alamosa is undefeated in January and is looking to splash into the RPI rankings with a full head of steam.

On Friday night they faced the Cortez Panthers and may have left a little too much room for complacency in the first half. The Moose struggled to get anything to drop early as they fell behind 14-4 late in the first. By the end of the first chapter Alamosa needed to overcome a 16-8 deficit.

Though Alamosa battled through the second quarter they found themselves having only closed the deficit by a point going to the half 24-17. Whatever Coach Brubacher said in that locker room, it worked. When the Mean Moose returned, they went on a tear courtesy of an 11-4 run to knot the game at 28 points, where Alamosa would leave the Panthers.

The Moose proceeded to put up seven unanswered points between the third and fourth quarter putting themselves in great position moving forward. By the time Cortez began fighting back Alamosa already had a commanding 13-point lead with 2 minutes to play. The Moose would close out the game by a score of 48-38 completing an 18-point swing in their favor.

Ry Adams was deadly from the three-point line getting 15 of his 17 points on the night from beyond the arc at 50 percent accuracy. Angelo Ramirez was all over the court notching a stat in just about every category. Ramirez was good for six points in the Moose’s winning effort. In addition to his six points, Ramirez also tacked on nine rebounds, six steals and a block, all team leading stats.

With the win the Moose stay atop the IML. Alamosa will get a chance to hone their skills against quality opponents in the coming weekend with big games against Centauri (7-4) in Alamosa Jan. 19 and Bayfield (7-4) on the road Jan. 20.