Lady Mean Moose cruise past Pagosa

Alamisa High School’s Sydney Jackson (15) goes up for a layup in Saturday’s game against Pagosa Springs. Jackson scored 15 points as the Lady Mean Moose defeated the Lady Pirates 52-33 (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick).

ALAMOSA – The 10th-ranked Alamosa High School girls basketball team had two players score in double figures as it defeated Pagosa Springs 52-33 Saturday at the AHS gym.

Mary Masias staked the Lady Mean Moose to the early lead with a 3-point basket, and Alamosa never looked back as it led from start to finish. Annie O’Donnell scored the Lady Pirates’ first points, but Charley Higham scored a layup, and Masias made four straight free throws. Masias then drained her second trey of the game and the Lady Mean Moose led 12-2.

Chantelle Caldwell ended the run with a pair of free throws, however, Taybor Wiedeman made a three of her own, and Alamosa led 15-4 at the end of the first quarter.

Caldwell opened the second-quarter scoring by splitting at the free throw line. Brooke Gonzales then drove for a layup, and Sydney Jackson made two baskets in a row to extend the advantage to 21-5.

Caldwell made a layup, and O’Donnell made one of two free throws. However, Gonzales made a layup and added a free throw, and Higham scored in the paint. Caldwell closed out the scoring for the period and Alamosa led 26-11 at halftime.

Gonzales began the third quarter by splitting a pair of free tosses. Elizabeth Currier made a 3-pointer to put the Lady Pirates on the board, but Miranda Geringer and Wiedeman made back-to-back threes for a 33-14 advantage.

Karsyn Shahan sparked a 10-2 Pagosa run with a trey. But Jackson made a layup in the closing seconds and the Lady Mean Moose had a 37-23 lead at the end of the period.

Caldwell drove for a layup, and DaveyAnn Snarr made two free throws to bring the Lady Pirates within 37-27. Jackson answered with two straight baskets to push the lead to 41-27.

Wiedeman made a layup, and Jackson went in for another layup and she added a free throw. Morgan Ortega made two free tosses to give Alamosa a 48-29 lead.

The teams both scored four points in the final 2:33.

Jackson led the Lady Mean Moose in scoring with 15 points, followed by Masias with 10.

Caldwell was Pagosa Springs’ top scorer with 19 points.

Alamosa (14-4, 7-1 Intermountain League) will host third-ranked Centauri on Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will host Montrose on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Alamosa 52, Pagosa Springs 33

Pagosa Springs – Ketchum 0 0-2 0, Caldwell 5 9-14 19, Snarr 0 2-2 2, O’Donnell 2 2-6 7, Shahan 0 0-0 0, Currier 2 0-0 5, Brunson 0 0-0 0. Total 9 13-24 33.

3-point goals – Currier 1, O’Donnell 1. Total 2.

Alamosa – Masias 2 4-4 10, Geringer 1 0-0 3, Higham 3 0-2 6, Gonzales 2 2-3 6, Jackson 7 1-1 15, Ortega 0 4-4 4, Wiedeman 3 0-2 8, Garcia 0 0-0 0. Total 17 11-17 52.

3-point goals – Masias 2, Wiedeman 2. Total 4.

Pagosa Springs 4 7 12 10 – 33

Alamosa 15 11 11 15 – 52

Fouls – Pagosa Springs 16, Alamosa 20. Technical foul – Pagosa Springs bench.