The Durango High School girls basketball team picked up not one but two wins Saturday at the Widefield Tournament near Colorado Springs.
The Demons started the day with a 51-29 victory over host Widefield, then closed the tournament with a dramatic 39-38 win over Cañon City on Saturday night.
That really helps to win two, Durango head coach Klint Chandler said.
The Demons trailed Cañon City by five points going into the fourth quarter. DHS pulled even, then trailed by one with less than a minute to play.
Aspen McKeever hit a jumper from the free throw line with 20 seconds left to put the Demons ahead 39-38 for the final margin of victory.
Two defensive stops sealed the win as the Durango girls improved to 5-2.
Kaylyn LeClaire led the balanced DHS attack with 11 points. McKeever scored 10. Taylor Perry added five. Raquel Delgado, Jerrica Crosby and Abby Surmeier scored four each.
The earlier victory over Widefield was Durangos best game of the season, Chandler said.
We did really well in that game. Everybody scored, Chandler said.
Perry led the way with 13 points.
Delgado and McKeever had 11 points each.
LeClaire and Surmeier scored seven each.
The Demons got off to a fast start and led 28-10 at halftime.
We were missing (some players), but we did well against Widefield, Chandler said.
Still, he said, the Demons are turning the ball over too frequently.
Weve got to take care of the basketball. If we can cut down on our turnovers, well do ... much better, Chandler said.
The Durango girls basketball team will head to Farmington next week for the annual Webb Toyota Tournament. The Demons will play games Thursday, Friday and Saturday.