Mix a quality Ignacio High School boys basketball team with an overmatched Ouray squad and then subtract Ourays leading scorer, Chris Cramp, from the equation and it was a recipe for disaster for the Bobcats opponents.
IHS jumped out to a lead of more than 30 points in the second half before relenting in a 54-40 road victory over the Trojans on Saturday.
They have a fantastic player ... and right towards the end of the first quarter, he turned his ankle, IHS head coach Chris Valdez said. He wasnt going to get more than 10 on us, though. We had him covered pretty well.
Paul Tahlo came off the bench and led the Bobcats (5-1, 2-0 San Juan League) with 14 points.
Girls: Ignacio 66, Ouray 19
The Ignacio girls first win of the year came in somewhat bizarre fashion.
After IHS jumped ahead in the first half against a Ouray team that carried only six players, three of the Trojans fouled out, making the game a 5-on-3 affair.
We made 10 passes, 12 passes before shooting, just anything we could do, Bobcats head coach Brice Searles said. Our girls never said a word about it; they were actually very, very sympathetic.
IHS came up with 35 steals.
Angela Herrera and Rose Mirabal scored 12 points apiece to lead the Bobcats (1-3, 1-1 SJL).