The Ignacio High School girls basketball team came home from Kirtland with hardware Saturday night.
The Bobcats, who trailed by 15 points in the third quarter, rallied to beat Thoreau, N.M., 45-38 in the consolation championship of the annual Kirtland Central Tournament.
The Bobcat girls went 2-1 in the tournament and collected the consolation trophy.
It was by far the most resilient game weve played so far, Ignacio head coach Brice Searles said.
Everybody played well, everybody contributed. I was proud of the heart and character our girls showed, Searles said.
Mariah Vigil led the Bobcats with 12 points and nine rebounds.
She was absolutely a force out there, Searles said.
Michelle Simmons scored 11 points and had five rebounds and three assists for the Bobcats.
Rose Mirabal added six points, four rebounds, three steals and three assists for IHS.
Pam Cotton scored four points and had five rebounds.
Rylie Jefferson played a very good game as well, Searles said.
He credited freshman Cloe Seibel with key foul shots down the stretch.
The Ignacio girls improved to 3-5 after two weekend victories.