Unbeaten no more.
The Ignacio High School boys basketball team knocked Pagosa Springs from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday night with a 44-39 victory in Pagosa.
The Class 2A Bobcats, who trailed by three points at halftime, rallied in the second half to hand the Pirates, ranked No. 4 in the state in Class 3A, their first loss of the season (7-1).
We were able to make big play after big play down the stretch, Ignacio head coach Chris Valdez said.
Shane Richmond ... he was a force down low for us, Valdez said.
Jay Black had a big shot at the end. Xavier Watts made a big play. And Pedro Vigil and Ryan Brooks hit free throws in the last 30 seconds.
Richmond was 7 of 9 from the field, leading the Bobcats with 16 points.
Ignacio, 8-2 on the season, is ranked No. 7 this week in Class 2A by The Denver Post.
PSHS girls 58, Ignacio 29
The Ignacio girls battled unbeaten Pagosa Springs through the first half before falling 58-29 on Tuesday night.
We were right there knocking on the door, IHS coach Brice Searles said after the Bobcats railed only 31-16 at halftime.
Our girls played absolutely excellent basketball.