Team effort gets Alamosa girls a win

Adelia Romero (15) of Monte Vista chases down Emily Lavier (3) on a fast break. Both girls led their respective teams in scoring. (Courier photo by Stephen Jiron)

MONTE VISTA — Mean Moose girls’ basketball headed west on Saturday night to face fellow intermountain leaguer Monte Vista.  The Alamosa girls (7-3) made short work of the home team defeating Monte Vista (2-7) in a 64-25 win. 

This basketball season started on a sour note for the Moose with a loss to 2A opponent Sanford (6-3), since then Alamosa’s girls have put together a solid run with their next two losses coming to quality teams in 4A/5A class Montrose and fourth ranked 3A team Delta (8-1).

Looking forward for Alamosa it’s a mixed bag with concern to the Moose’s league schedule. While they have three league games on schedule against IML opponents ranked 42nd and below by RPI coming up, they also have four games against No. 3 Centauri (9-1) and No. 5 Pagosa Springs (7-2).

The Pirates entered Saturday’s contest on a low note with two straight losses coming at the hands of Centauri and Florence.

When action started, the fourteenth ranked Mean Moose took control immediately rattling off a 20 point first quarter with sophomores Terese Chavez and Emily Lavier combining for 13 points.

Down 20-4 to start the second quarter the Pirates would have their most productive quarter of the night with freshman Adelia Romero and Chevelle Garcia each burying a three-pointer, the Pirates would still trail at the half 37-15. Romero was Monte Vista’s leading scorer with 8 points on the night.

Coming back from the half Alamosa would resume the pressure, triggering the ‘sportsmanship’ rule with two and a half remaining in the third quarter. With a running clock the Mean Moose would pace Monte Vista all the way to the game’s 64-25 conclusion. Alamosa had five girls clear the ten point mark in Saturdays win. Emily Lavier lead Alamosa in scoring with three treys and 15 points.

Monte Vista will look to end the skid when they travel to Center (3-6) on Jan. 15, the game is slated for a 5:30 p.m. start. The win makes the third in a row for the streaking Mean Moose they’ll look to keep things going in game three of their five game road trip when they visit Montezuma-Cortez (3-5) on Jan. 18.

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