Missing their leading scorer allowed the Demons to grow younger players, but it didn’t help produce any wins.
Without senior guard Katie Wiegert, the Durango High School girls basketball team followed a 42-25 loss at Montrose with a 41-33 loss to Fruita Monument on Saturday.
“We struggled to knock down shots,” DHS head coach Tim Fitzpatrick said.
Sophomore guard Katrina Chandler scored 22 points in the loss for DHS (12-4, 1-3 Class 4A/5A Southwestern League). Taylor Edwards scored six points for the Demons, including their only three in the third quarter.
Taylor Eatwell led the Wildcats (11-7, 1-2 SWL) with 16 points, and Riley Snyder added 15. Fruita Monument went 15-of-19 from the free-throw line, while DHS was 6-of-13.
With several young players filling the void left by Wiegert, who missed her second consecutive game after sustaining a concussion Tuesday, Fitzpatrick was happy with his team’s performance. The Demons will begin the second-half of the SWL schedule next weekend at Grand Junction.
“I’m really proud of the way the kids played this weekend. I think it will only make us stronger going down the stretch,” Fitzpatrick said.