Durango took advantage of Grand Junction Central's lack of height Monday night on the road, and the Demons' boys
basketball team evened its Southwestern League mark with an 11-point victory in the Grand Valley.
We needed it," Durango High School coach Tom Dunne said. No doubt about that."
Durango defeated Grand Junction Central 55-44 to improve to 6-8 overall and 2-2 in the SWL.
They're OK," Dunne said of the Warriors. They need some more height, and we dominated them on the boards. Austin
Rochford, Chase Cushing, Dillon Lammon and Morgan Miller had a really good night on the boards."
Durango led 14-12 after the first quarter, 28-17 at the half and 44-25 after three quarters of play in its first of two
makeup games early this week.
Our defense is starting to work a little bit," Dunne said. They got some early penetration from their guards and beat
us up a little bit in the paint, but we were able to fix that."
After a 35-percent effort from the free throw line their last time out, the Demons improved to 55 percent Monday
Fifty-five percent is better than 35 percent," Dunne said. It's not great, but we're improving, and so long as we're
improving, I'm a happy guy."
Rochford and Cushing led the Demons with 12 points each.
Matt Elliott and Miller scored seven each; Easton Garcia scored six; Gustavo Zavala scored five; Joe Keresey scored
three; Adam Rael scored two; and Jordan Gillen scored one.
Durango will play Fruita Monument at 5:30 p.m. today in another makeup game.
They're very good," Dunne said of the Wildcats. Right now they're considered the top team in our league. We'll get to
see how good they are (tonight)."
Hometown fans will get to see how good the Wildcats are Saturday afternoon in the Demons' home finale.
Durango will host Grand Junction Central at 7:30 p.m. Friday night and Fruita Monument at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the
Demons' final two regular-season games this year.