Ignacio girls downed by the defending champ’s D

Ignacio girls downed by the defending champ’s D

Akron’s fast start leads to a W in state quarterfinals
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Michelle Simmons, Gabs Garcia and head coach Justa Whitt tried to formulate a plan for Ignacio to find its way around Akron, but the defending Class 2A champions proved tough to solve in a 60-39 win over the Bobcats at the Class 2A state quarterfinals Thursday in Pueblo.
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Gabs Garcia and Ignacio found their stroke in the third quarter, cutting Akron’s lead to 12, but the Rams used a strong fourth quarter to win 60-39 at the Class 2A state quarterfinals Thursday in Pueblo.
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Sky Cotton battled through a bruised knee to finish with six points, but it wasn’t enough to push Ignacio to victory in the Class 2A state quarterfinals against Akron on Thursday in Pueblo.
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Megan Woods and Akron forced 22 turnovers from Pam Cotton and the Ignacio Bobcats as the Rams’ press paced the defending champions to a 60-39 win in the Class 2A state quarterfinals Thursday at Massari Arena in Pueblo.
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Mariah Vigil worked through the tough Akron defense for 10 points, but Allyson Vasquez and Akron pulled out a 60-39 victory Thursday. “We had trouble penetrating like we’re used to, so we couldn’t really do what we usually do,” Vigil said.
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Pam Cotton and Ignacio found driving to the basket tough sledding in Thursday’s loss to Akron in the Class 2A state quarterfinals. They’ll try their hands in the consolation semifinals at 10:15 a.m. Friday in Pueblo.
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Ignacio senior Michelle Simmons powered her way to nine points in Ignacio’s 60-39 loss to defending champion Akron in the Class 2A state quarterfinals Thursday in Pueblo.
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Chloe Seibel and Ignacio couldn’t quite solve the Akron defense in a 60-39 loss Thursday. “Their size definitely became a factor in the game. Regardless of how much we prepared for that, sometimes you just can’t duplicate that size,” IHS head coach Justa Whitt said.
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Junior guard Gabs Garcia follows her shot during the game between the Ignacio High School Bobcats and the Akron High School Rams at the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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Sophomore guard Sky Cotton drives up the court during the game between the Ignacio High School Bobcats and the Akron High School Rams at the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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Sophomore guard Sky Cotton drives to the basket during the game between the Ignacio High School Bobcats and the Akron High School Rams at the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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Rams senior Megan Woods strips the ball from Bobcats senior forward Pam Cotton during the game between the Ignacio High School Bobcats and the Akron High School Rams at the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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Senior Forward Mariah Vigil looks for someone to pass to during the game between the Ignacio High School Bobcats and the Akron High School Rams at the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. At right is Rams senior Allyson Vasquez. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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Senior forward Pam Cotton drives to the basket during the game between the Ignacio High School Bobcats and the Akron High School Rams at the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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Senior guard Michelle Simmons and the Ignacio High School Bobcats play the Akron High School Rams during the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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From left: senior guard Michelle Simmons, junior guard Gabs Garcia, and head coach Justa Whitt huddle during the game between the Ignacio High School Bobcats and the Akron High School Rams during the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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In back from left: Bobcats senior forward Pam Cotton, junior guard Gabs Garcia, and sophomore guard Sky Cotton make life difficult for Rams senior Sidney Merrill during the game between Ignacio High School and Akron High School at the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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Junior guard Chloe Siebel lines up a shot during the game between the Ignacio High School Bobcats and the Akron High School Rams at the CHSAA 2A Basketball State Quarterfinals on Thursday in Pueblo. STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
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