The Durango High School boys basketball team lost its season opener 53-42 to San Juan High School in Blanding, Utah, on
Senior Matt Elliott led the Demons with 11 points followed closely by fellow seniors Jordan Gillen and Dillon Lammon,who scored eight and seven, respectively, in the loss.
Matt (Elliott) and Easton (Garcia) really made a positive contribution (Tuesday night)," Durango head coach Tom Dunne
said. Garcia ended the night with three points.
Austin Rochford, Chase Cushing and George Mayberry finished with two points each.
San Juan raced out to a 12-0 lead until Elliott canned a 3-pointer, and the De-mons trailed 15-5 after one quarter.
It was the type of game where we'd get down as much as 12, 15 points and fight our way back to four or five," Dunne
The Demons trailed 27-20 at the break, 36-29 at the end of the third.
Cameron Shumway scored 28 points to lead San Juan.
We struggled mightily with their big boy," Dunne said, reckoning Shumway stands about 6-foot-6. We'll get that