Cats look to get out of slump

Ignacio’s Ocean Hunter (32) attempts a fade-away jumper over 3A Bayfield’s McKay Wells and others during Day 1 – Friday, Jan. 6 – action at Durango’s 4 Corners Tournament. The Cats unfortunately lost 77-41 to the Wolverines, then fell 60-43 to 3A Montezuma-Cortez on Day 2 in their most recent action as of Monday, Jan. 16. Bobcats stand at 3-3 overall, 2-0 in the 2A/1A San Juan Basin League.
Ignacio’s Kai Roubideaux (44) fights through Montezuma-Cortez’s Daniel Fernandez (15) for a tough try on Day 2 – Saturday, Jan. 7 – of Durango’s 4 Corners Tournament. In their most recent action as of Monday, Jan. 16, the Bobcats fell 60-43 to the 3A Panthers a day after losing 77-41 to 3A Bayfield.
Making her 2016-17 debut in impressive fashion, Ignacio’s Morgan Herrera sprints into the offensive end during the Lady Bobcats’ visit to 3A Bayfield on Tuesday, Jan. 10. She would finish with a team-high 15 points as IHS overcame a first-half double-digit deficit to take a brief 55-53 lead with only 40 seconds left, only to then see BHS swipe back the advantage and finish the thriller as 57-55 victors.
Ignacio’s Kiana Valdez lets go a pass just before Bayfield’s Taylor Morris (32) can bat it down during the varsities’ clash Tuesday, Jan. 10, inside BHS Gymnasium. Including a clutch three-pointer late in the fourth quarter, Valdez’s 10 points were most vital in a game not decided until the closing seconds. Morris’ 19 led all players as the Lady Wolverines outlasted the Lady Bobcats 57-55 in their most recent action as of Monday, Jan. 16. Ladycats stand 3-2 overall, 2-0 in the 2A/1A San Juan Basin League.
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Joel Priest | Special to the Drum

IHS was to travel next to Ridgway on Jan. 14 but the game was postponed due to weather (Athletic Director Rocky Cundiff said in a Jan. 15 e-mail that it might be made up Jan. 27). Up next, Ignacio basketball teams are scheduled to host Norwood on Saturday, Jan. 21, then visit Mancos on Jan. 24.

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