Durango girls basketball team has no answer for Montrose

The Montrose defense had an answer everywhere the Durango High School girls basketball team tried to turn Saturday.

DHS connected on just 11 percent of its shots as the Demons struggled to figure out the Indians’ defense in a 62-20 Montrose victory Saturday.

“They did a good job defensively on us,” DHS head coach Nancy Smith said. “We had very few just open shots. We took good shots. We got good shots offensively. We had trouble making them.”

Molly Barnes led Durango (8-5, 1-3 Southwestern League) with six points, while Augusta Brockus chipped in four. The Demons were without Jessica Sigillito, who sat out with a knee injury, and Katie Wiegert, who fell ill.

The Demons have lost three consecutive games after their 8-2 start, while Montrose improved to 11-2 and 4-0 to remain atop the SWL.

Durango will return home and try to regroup, with five of its last six games coming in the friendly confines of the DHS gymnasium. That run begins Thursday, when the Demons will host archrival Montezuma-Cortez.

“It’s Cortez, so you never know what’s going to happen,” Smith said. “By then, we’ll have worked on the things we need to work on from this past weekend. It’ll be nice to have a few days to correct and practice some of the things we need to get better at.”

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