Durango runs out of gas vs. Tigers

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Durango runs out of gas vs. Tigers

After giving all they had for three quarters, the Durango Demons were frustrated late in the fourth by the Grand Junction Tigers. The Tigers outscored the Demons 17-7 in the final frame for a 56-47 victory Saturday afternoon at Durango High School.
With players such as junior guard Katie Wiegert running out of gas in the fourth quarter, DHS head coach Nancy Smith motivated all of her players to finish the game strong. “Every single girl that stepped on the floor gave it everything they had.” Smith said. “They couldn’t even breathe, but they all wanted to stay in.”
There were plenty of rebounds to be had Saturday afternoon, and it was the Durango girls who got the best of Grand Junction as Emily McCue (34), Jenny Welbourn (11) and the Durango Demons won the rebounding battle 31-29.
Durango’s guards were outmatched by taller Grand Junction players all day, but Stephanie Bayse and the Demons were able to navigate through the forest of Grand Junction players to get rebounds that led to transition baskets.
Shooting the basketball became difficult in the second half for Emily Fogel and the Durango Demons. After a 9-of-16 start from the field in the first half, the Demons finished just 14-of-32, with Fogel going 1-of-5.
Trailing late and needing some quick points, Katie Wiegert and the Durango Demons looked to shoot some 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. But Wiegert went 0-for-3 from behind the 3-point line in the fourth, and DHS as a team was 0-for-5.
DHS freshman Katrina Chandler played a big role in Durango keeping the game close aganst Grand Junction. Chandler finished with nine points on 4-of-6 shooting. “Our junior varsity girls have done a fantastic job all season.” DHS head coach Nancy Smith said of her younger players who have stepped up to fill needs on the team.

Durango runs out of gas vs. Tigers

After giving all they had for three quarters, the Durango Demons were frustrated late in the fourth by the Grand Junction Tigers. The Tigers outscored the Demons 17-7 in the final frame for a 56-47 victory Saturday afternoon at Durango High School.
With players such as junior guard Katie Wiegert running out of gas in the fourth quarter, DHS head coach Nancy Smith motivated all of her players to finish the game strong. “Every single girl that stepped on the floor gave it everything they had.” Smith said. “They couldn’t even breathe, but they all wanted to stay in.”
There were plenty of rebounds to be had Saturday afternoon, and it was the Durango girls who got the best of Grand Junction as Emily McCue (34), Jenny Welbourn (11) and the Durango Demons won the rebounding battle 31-29.
Durango’s guards were outmatched by taller Grand Junction players all day, but Stephanie Bayse and the Demons were able to navigate through the forest of Grand Junction players to get rebounds that led to transition baskets.
Shooting the basketball became difficult in the second half for Emily Fogel and the Durango Demons. After a 9-of-16 start from the field in the first half, the Demons finished just 14-of-32, with Fogel going 1-of-5.
Trailing late and needing some quick points, Katie Wiegert and the Durango Demons looked to shoot some 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. But Wiegert went 0-for-3 from behind the 3-point line in the fourth, and DHS as a team was 0-for-5.
DHS freshman Katrina Chandler played a big role in Durango keeping the game close aganst Grand Junction. Chandler finished with nine points on 4-of-6 shooting. “Our junior varsity girls have done a fantastic job all season.” DHS head coach Nancy Smith said of her younger players who have stepped up to fill needs on the team.
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