DHS draws Wildcats in Round 1 at home

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file photo

Nick Hamlin and the Durango Demons have set their sights on Pueblo Central. Durango High School will host the Wildcats in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at 7 p.m. today.

Herald Staff Report

The Durango High School boys basketball team finished its regular season 16-6 overall, and the Demons earned a No. 6 seed and a home playoff game for their efforts.

DHS will host No. 11 Pueblo Central (7-16) at 7 p.m. today in the first round of the CHSAA Class 4A State Boys Basketball Championships.

Gates will open at 6 p.m.

General admission is $6 and $5 for seniors and students.

The winner will play No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain (17-6) on Friday in a second-round game on the Indians’ home court in Colorado Springs.

The Sweet 16 will start Saturday, the Great Eight on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum and the Final Four on March 15-16 at the University of Colorado Events Center in Boulder.

Here’s an inside look at the two programs playing tonight at DHS:

Durango High School

Enrollment: 1,250.

League: Southwestern League (7-3).

Mascot: Demons.

Colors: Red and white.

Coach: Alan Batiste, second season.

Roster: Trent Andrews, junior, Nate Atencio, sophomore; Lucas Baken, freshman; Trevor Bogus, junior; Ty Elliott, senior; Willy Frownfelter, senior; Nick Hamlin, senior; Caleb Kennedy, sophomore; Bryton Kinlicheene, senior; Adam Marsa, senior; Isiah Mayberry, junior; Dane Mestas, junior; Taylor Moquino, senior.

Pueblo Central High School

Enrollment: 1,002.

League: South Central League (3-7).

Mascot: Wildcats.

Colors: Blue and white.

Coach: Brad Ranson, fourth season.

Roster: Zach Andrews, junior; Chris Beltram, junior; Kobi Betts, freshman; Cullen Gomez, senior; Johnny Gutierrez, junior; DJ Herrera, junior; Gyasi Howard, senior; Luke Kochenberger, senior; Keysean Laws, junior; David Martinez, junior; Michael Ranson, freshman; Jalen Ruiz, junior; Isaiah Trujillo, junior; Dustin Vidana, senior.


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