Bobcats go down, but not without a stately fight

Bobcats go down, but not without a stately fight

Ignacio runs cold, rallies, loses, goes 0-2 at Great 8
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Michelle Simmons and the Ignacio Bobcats reached the CHSAA Class 2A Elite Eight for the first time in a decade, but they couldn’t quite reach victory. Ignacio lost to undefeated Akron on Thursday in the state quarterfinals, then lost to Sangre de Cristo on Friday in the state consolation semifinals.
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Despite playing out her high school career with a torn ACL in her knee, Ignacio senior Pam Cotton finished her final prep game with what her coach called a gritty 10 points.
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“We fought back, and that’s what counts,” Ignacio High School first-year head coach Justa Whitt told her girls at the conclusion of Friday’s loss to Sangre de Cristo at the state tournament in Pueblo.
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After a difficult first half, Sky Cotton, Jordan Cuthair and the Ignacio Bobcats came out of the locker room at halftime with a lot of fight in their season-ending loss to Sangre de Cristo on Friday in Pueblo.
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Michelle Simmons and the Ignacio Bobcats got knocked down and knocked out of the CHSAA Class 2A Girls Basketball State Championships by the Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds on Friday in Pueblo.
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Sky Cotton goes up for two of the Bobcats’ 45 points against Sangre de Cristo in the state consolation semifinals Friday at Massari Arena in Pueblo, but the Thunderbirds trumped the Bobcats with 54 points and a victory.
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Ignacio High School junior Malli Benavidez, senior Aly Troup and freshman Gibran Silva made the trip northeast to Massari Arena in Pueblo to cheer on the Ignacio Bobcats at the CHSAA Class 2A Girls Basketball State Championships. Ignacio went 0-2 at the elite eight, but the three fans witnessed one of the program’s greatest seasons ever – a 16-9 record, a San Juan Basin League regular-season championship, a district championship, a regional championship and its third state tournament appearance in IHS history.
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Michelle Simmons finished her Ignacio High School career strong with a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double in defeat. “Just going out with a bang. I don’t think any of us wanted to go out with regrets, knowing we could’ve tried harder or worked harder,” said Simmons, daughter of Kelley Herrera.
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“Change up our defense and play harder. Our defense is our main game, and our defense creates our offense,” IHS sophomore guard Sky Cotton said of the Ignacio Bobcats’ spirited second-half rally against Sangre de Cristo on Friday in Pueblo.
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Chloe Seibel and the Ignacio Bobcats got off to a slow start with their shot; they shot just 5 of 27 (18.5 percent) in the first half to put themselves in a big hole at the half.
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The shots just didn’t fall for Valerie Armstrong and the Ignacio Bobcats against the Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds in the elite eight Friday at Massari Arena in Pueblo. The result: Ignacio High School lost 54-45 and finished its season 16-9.
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