For the second consecutive game, the Durango High School's girls basketball team fed the ball to its senior captain,and Neely Surmeier followed a 21-point performance Friday night with 23 points in Saturday's 42-23 win over Kearns,Utah.
Neely played huge again," first-year head coach Klint Chandler said. She got a lot of layups."
Surmeier scored 10 points in the third quarter for the Demons, whose win earned them third place at the Webb Toyota
Tournament in Farmington.
DHS, which moved to 8-2 on the season and now rests for three weeks, got six points from junior Aspen McKeever, four
from senior Morgan Gurule and four from junior Kallie Strode.
Strode and sophomore Brooke Milliet were instrumental off the bench, Chandler said, in forcing steals from the
previously 5-2 Kearns team.
They came in on the press and did a good job," he said of the new defense. We just got the press in, so I thought
overall we did pretty well with it."
As for the young Durango guards, Chandler said they have improved against pressure defenses.
We're handling the press pretty well," he said.
DHS will return from break to play at Shiprock on Jan. 5.