ALAMOSA – The Alamosa High School girls basketball team played its first home game of the new year on Saturday as the Lady Mean Moose hosted Delta at the AHS gym.
Alamosa was in the game for much of the contest. However, the Lady Panthers pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 47-33 win.
Kylie Huff gave Delta the early lead as she made one of two from the free throw line. Miranda Geringer also made a free throw to tie the score and she later made a 3-point basket to give the Lady Mean Moose a 4-1 lead.
That would turn out to be Alamosa’s only lead of the game. Ellie Ames scored a layup, and Baylie Wilson split at the line to deadlock the score at 4-4.
Brayden Ahlberg and Ames both scored to put Delta back into the lead. Sydney Jackson scored for Alamosa and it trailed 8-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Kylie Huff opened the second quarter with a layup, but Jackson scored again, and Charley Higham drove for a layup to knot the score at 10-10.
Tatem Miller knocked down a jumper to help Delta regain the lead, and he later made two free throws. Aubrey Fraser also scored for a 16-10 Lady Panthers advantage.
Jackson scored again, but Kylie Huff and Fraser both scored for a 20-12 lead. Mary Masias drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but Alamosa trailed 20-15 at halftime.
Masias began the third quarter with a layup, however, Taylor Somers hit a jumper for a 22-17 Delta lead. Kylie Huff split at the line, but Jackson made three out of four free throws to bring the Lady Mean Moose within 23-20.
Wilson and Somers both made jump shots, and after Jackson made one of two free throws, Miller hit a jumper to extend the lead to 29-21. Taybor Wiedeman also split at the line, however, Somers made two free throws.
Morgan Ortega made a trey just before the third quarter ended, but Alamosa was behind 31-25.
Ames opened the fourth quarter scoring with a jumper, and Kylie Huff made one of two free throws. Wiedeman made a jumper, and after Somers did the same, Wiedeman hit a three to bring the Lady Mean Moose within 36-30.
Brooke Gonzales made two free throws to narrow the deficit to 36-32. However, that’s as close as Alamosa would get. Breezy Huff’s jumper sparked an 11-1 Delta run to close out the game.
Jackson was the Lady Mean Moose’s top scorer with 10 points. Wiedeman was next with six and Masias scored five.
Somers led the Lady Panthers with 10 points. Kylie Huff scored nine and Miller added eight.
Alamosa (6-3) will play at Pueblo County today. The varsity contest begins at 6 p.m. The Lady Mean Moose will then begin Intermountain League play this weekend as they will travel to Ignacio on Friday and to Montezuma-Cortez on Saturday.
Delta 47, Alamosa 33
Delta – Aub. Fraser 2 0-0 4, Ames 3 1-2 7, K. Huff 3 3-7 9, Somers 4 2-6 10, Miller 2 4-6 8, Wilson 1 1-2 3, B. Huff 1 2-6 4, Ahlberg 1 0-0 2, Aud. Fraser 0 0-0 0. Total 17 13-29 47.
3-point goals – none.
Alamosa – Masias 2 0-0 5, Geringer 1 1-3 4, Higham 1 0-2 2, Gonzales 0 3-6 3, Jackson 3 4-8 10, Ortega 1 0-0 3, Abeyta 0 0-0 0, Wiedeman 2 1-2 6. Total 10 9-21 33.
3-point goals – Geringer 1, Masias 1, Ortega 1, Wiedeman 1. Total 4.
Delta 8 12 11 16 – 47
Alamosa 6 9 10 8 – 33
Fouls – Delta 17, Alamosa 26. Fouled out – Geringer, Higham.