The Durango High School boys basketball team dropped its Southwestern League opener 76-49 at Montrose on Friday night.
Montrose sophomore Nathan Robertson led all scorers with 25 points.
Shad Jennsen added 11, including a key 4-point play at the end of the second quarter that increased the lead to seven.
The Montrose boys improved to 10-3 overall, 1-0 in the SWL, with their eighth consecutive victory.
Durango fell to 2-6 overall, 0-1 in league play.
Senior guard Richard Montoya led the Demons with 11 points.
The DHS boys continue their road trip with a 1:30 p.m. game today at Grand Junction High School.
The Demons will return home next weekend to host Fruita Monument on Jan. 23 and Grand Junction Central on Jan. 24 in a pair of league games, just their third and fourth home games this season.