The Ignacio High School boys basketball team finally got on the court for an official game.
The Bobcats took advantage of the opportunity with an overpowering performance at Dove Creek on Friday night. Ignacio's boys won 90-25 to improve to ... 2-0 on the season.
And 2-0 in their combined Class 2A/1A conference. The other Ignacio early season games were postponed by bad weather and/or bad roads.
Once they took the court Friday, the Bobcats rolled behind 22 points from Micah Odoms and 19 points from Taylor Dean.
Odoms also had 12 rebounds to go with eight steals, eight assists and five blocked shots.
Dean had five rebounds and six assists.
Ryan Brooks, off the bench, had 11 rebounds for Ignacio. He also scored six points.
Trey Seibel had eight assists as the starting point guard. He also had six steals.
Oakley Hayes contributed 10 points, five steals and four assists.
"Oakley had a solid game for us. Ryan Brooks did a nice job off the bench," head coach Chris Valdez said.
"We didn't play great. But I thought we played good ... team basketball. Everybody contributed; everybody played," Valdez said.
He added that even though the Bobcats have been short on games, they have started to develop as a team through all of their practice sessions.
"We're starting to play well together," he said.
The Bobcats are without the services of 6-7 Alex Herrera, sidelined with a foot injury. He could return in a couple of weeks, Valdez said.
Next week, the Ignacio boys face a huge weekend in conference play. They will host Mancos on Friday afternoon. Next Saturday, Jan. 17, the Bobcats will host Telluride, ranked No. 10 in the state in 2A this week.
The Ignacio girls team lost 77-27 Friday at Dove Creek, a traditional small school power in girls basketball.