After a disappointing 17-point effort on Friday night, the Durango High School girls basketball team rebounded with a 38-29 victory over Navajo Prep in Saturdays finale at the Shiprock Tournament.
We played a lot better as a team (Saturday) instead of a bunch of individuals, DHS head coach Klint Chandler said.
Ahead just 22-18 after three quarters, the Demons (2-1) nearly equaled Fridays scoring output in the fourth quarter Saturday, pouring in 16 points in the final frame to pull away. Aspen McKeever scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the final period.
Chandler credited the play of his frontcourt, particularly senior Kaylyn LeClaire, for utilizing its height advantage and forcing Navajo Prep to pack it in defensively in the final quarter, giving McKeever room to roam.
She was everywhere, Chandler said about LeClaire, who finished with seven points. She played great on the defensive end and rebounded well for us.
Hannah Rossi finished with six points and was selected to the all-tournament team.
It was a solid night defensively for the Demons, who held Navajo Prep scoreless in the second quarter. For Chandler, its just a matter of getting the offense back on track.
Were pretty big on the back line, he said. If we can just come together as a team and do a little better job on the offensive end, we should be alright.