Ignacio's Avionne Gomez (25) looks to drive the ball against former Lady Bobcat Hilda Garcia during IHS' 39-38 loss to Durango, Feb. 6 inside Fort Lewis College's Whalen Gymnasium.
Ignacio's Morgan Herrera (30) crashes through Durango's Tayler Dossey (23) and Brett Rowland for a tough try at the basket during the Lady Bobcats' 39-38 loss, Feb. 6 inside Fort Lewis College's Whalen Gymnasium.
Led by Fernanda Tavares (fourth from right) and Sidney Cox (third from right), the Ignacio bench erupts after a basket Tuesday, Feb. 6 against Durango inside Fort Lewis College's Whalen Gymnasium. Even though IHS would lose 39-38, the Lady 'Cats recovered from their first loss this winter with consecutive SJBL road wins later that week.
Photo Credit: Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Photo Credit: Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
Photo Credit: Joel Priest | Special to the Drum
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Lady ’Cats learn from season’s first loss

Recovers, rips Telluride, Ridgway

Having seen his squad squander an advantage against 4A Durango which any side would have savored, Ignacio skipper Trae Seibel was more than happy to see the Lady Bobcats rebound well with 2A/1A San Juan Basin League road victories at Telluride and Ridgway – Feb. 9th and 10th, respectively.

“We played good and executed on the offensive end,” Seibel said, following a 42-19 trouncing of THS inside the MinerDome. “We played team ball and we are humbled to be back on the winning side.”

Still venting any steam stemming from and remaining after DHS freshman Madelyn McManus’ two free throws with 0:01.1 remaining, giving Durango a 39-38 win inside Fort Lewis College’s Whalen Gymnasium after trailing 34-19 through three quarters, IHS easily completed their weekend’s work walloping luckless RHS 52-9.

Sophomores Michaela Messer and Ashley Medina each scored three to lead the Lady Demons, while Ignacio’s mathematics hadn’t been fully totaled as of press time.

And though the two triumphs couldn’t prevent the Lady ’Cats from slipping out of the CHSAANow.com Class 2A poll’s top-ten, they were more than enough to keep IHS (15-1 overall as of press time) unbeaten in league play at 11-0 going into their last regular-season contests.

Up next, Ignacio will host Ouray (10-8, 8-2 SJBL) on Saturday, Feb. 17, to conclude “Snowcoming” Homecoming Week at IHS as well as regular-season play. Tipoff against the Lady Trojans is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

Results from Ignacio’s 2/15 trip to Mancos (3-13, 3-9) were unavailable at press time, as were figures from the team’s 2/13 home test against Pagosa Springs – which came to town 9-1 in the 3A Intermountain, 15-3 overall and sitting fourth in the updated Class 3A rankings. Postseason work begins Feb. 23-24 at the 2A-District 3 Tournament, to be held at Montezuma-Cortez H.S.

CHSAAnow.com Class 2A Girls’ Basketball Poll
(Released 2/12)

  1. Yuma
  2. Wray
  3. Swink
  4. Holyoke
  5. Limon
  6. Del Norte
  7. Denver Christian
  8. Simla
  9. Ault Highland
  10. Oak Creek Soroco

Others Receiving Votes: IGNACIO, Meeker, Rangely, Haxtun, Evergreen Clear Creek, Paonia, Sanford

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