The Ignacio Bobcats started fast. The Mancos Bluejays finished faster.
In the end, the Mancos High School girls basketball team turned back the Bobcats 55-51 on Friday night at Ignacio High
Our offense was anemic," Ignacio High School head coach Brice Searles said. We missed 15 free throws and 11 layups.
It was tough to swallow."
The Bobcats started very quickly with a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
At halftime, Ignacio led
But Mancos rallied in the second half for the victory.
Searles said the Ignacio defense broke down in the second half.
Our defense did not match up. We gave them four or five wide-open shots. That killed us," Searles said.
Sarah Hutchinson led all scorers with 16 points for Ignacio. Michelle Simmons added 12 points. Rose Mirabal scored 10
as the Ignacio girls fell to
5-9 overall, 4-8 in the San Juan Basin League.
Mancos, led by 15 points from Jesse Paquin, improved to 8-8 overall, 8-5 in conference. Lacey Jennings added 12 points
for the Bluejays.
We are in a mental funk right now with our offense," Searles said.
And we are not playing as hard as we need to play."
Mancos sealed the win by hitting 11 of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Ignacio will play a makeup game at home against Norwood on Tuesday before the Bobcats wrap up the regular season at