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1 year ago @ 11:29AM

Lady Jays soar past dejected Dolores

Lady Jays soar past dejected Dolores

Brittney Peacock scores 32-points in final home game of four-year career

Ashley Cole races down the court after stealing the ball Friday night in Mancos.Enlargephoto

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Ashley Cole races down the court after stealing the ball Friday night in Mancos.

With her team trailing Dolores by eight points at the end of the first quarter, Mancos senior Brittney Peacock made a decision to make her final home game a memorable one.

 
Madi Archuleta pulls down a rebound in front of Ashley Cole Friday night in Mancos.Enlargephoto

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Madi Archuleta pulls down a rebound in front of Ashley Cole Friday night in Mancos.

From then on, it was all Lady Jays, as Mancos poured it on despite Dolores’s best efforts in route to a 52-32 victory at the Mancos Performance Center on Feb. 17.

“This was the perfect way to end it,” said Peacock, who scored a career-high 32-points. “This is what I wanted and I think my teammates can relate to that. I’m very blessed and I owe it all to the guy up there.”

The Mancos senior’s special night began in earnest two minutes into the second quarter when she drained her first three-pointer of the contest from the left wing to tie the game, 13-13.

Roughly one minute later, Peacock banked in a runner from just inside the free throw line to put Mancos ahead 15-13, and not long after, drilled her second three-pointer of the quarter after catching a pretty pass from freshman Kasey Wallace to put Mancos ahead 19-13.

By the time the second quarter ended, Peacock had amassed 16-points over a period of roughly seven minutes and Mancos led 27-13.

While Dolores players headed to the locker room with their heads down and dejected expressions on their faces, Mancos players high-fived one another and patted their star senior on the back.

“After the first quarter, we realized that our best senior is leaving next year, so we had to give it our all,” said Lady Jays junior Ashley Cole. “She’s the number one (player), so we had to give her our number one (effort).”

Showing that her second-quarter explosion was more than an epiphany, Peacock scored another three-pointer five seconds into the third quarter to give Mancos a 30-13 lead.

Two minutes later, Peacock took a seat on the bench for the remainder of the third quarter and watched teammates extend the Lady Jays lead to 37-19 with on an old-fashioned three-point play by Cole with 55 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Lady Jays sizable lead rendered the remainder of the contest moot as both teams traded baskets throughout a back-and-forth fourth quarter that ended with Mancos leading by 20 points and the home crowd on its feet screaming its approval.

Cole finished second for the Jays in scoring with 12 points, while Dolores junior Sierra Schwartz led her team in scoring with 10. Senior Madi Archuleta and sophomore Codi Archuleta scored six points each for the Lady Bears.

With their regular seasons now complete, Dolores (4-15 overall, 3-10 in SJBL) will travel to take on Telluride (5-14 overall, 4-9 in SJBL) at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the pigtail round of the Class 2A District 1 Tournament.

Mancos (5-13 overall, 3-10 in the SJBL) will travel to take on Ridgway (6-12 overall, 5-7 in SJBL) at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the pigtail round of the Class 2A District 1 Tournament.

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:33AM

Lady Bears struggle to find rhythm

Lady Bears struggle to find rhythm

Dolores girls searching for answers after two tough losses

Dolores defenders surround Macie Magallon Thursday night.Enlargephoto

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Dolores defenders surround Macie Magallon Thursday night.

Two weeks after taking league-leading Ignacio to overtime, the Dolores girls’ basketball team is struggling to regain its mojo.

 
Josie Majors ties up the ball with a Norwood player Thursday night in Dolores.Enlargephoto

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Josie Majors ties up the ball with a Norwood player Thursday night in Dolores.

The Lady Bears tough weekend began with a home game against Norwood (13-3 overall, 9-1 in SJBL) on Feb. 9, which resulted in a 51-12 loss.

Dolores began the lopsided contest on a high note when freshman McKenzie Howerton banked in a three-pointer from the right wing to give Dolores a 3-2 lead less than one minute into the first quarter.

After that, it was all Mavericks however, as the visiting team consistently looked to senior Macie Magallon, who scored a game-high 21 points.

So overwhelmed were the Lady Bears by Magellon that Sierra Schwartz could only shake her head and chuckle after 6-foot Norwood senior spiked the Dolores junior’s shot of bounds early in the second quarter.

Later in first half, Magellon showed her range by stepping beyond the three-point line on an out-of-bounds play and draining a three-pointer from the right corner to put Norwood ahead 25-8.

The three-pointer caused Tiffany Hill to pull four of her five starters from the game and for roughly two minutes. The Dolores head coach could be seen spiritedly speaking with her players on the bench.

The pep talk didn’t work well, however, as Magellon scored seven straight points to open the third quarter and put Nucla ahead 37-8.

(Magallon’s) height made her hard to guard,” said Dolores Kortni Spurlock. “We weren’t using the right moves to get around her. We were supposed to fake and go around and we didn’t. We just chalk it up to another took in the tool box, and we’ll do better next time.

The rest of the second half was highlighted by the Lady Bears roll players, including freshman Brenn Jeter, who deflected several Norwood passes and registered two steals.

“I try to hustle and work hard,” Jeter said. “I try to bring our attitude to where we’re all playing as a team.”

Leading Dolores in scoring were Howerton and sophomore Morgaine Milligin, who scored three points each. The Lady Bears’ leading scorer, Madi Archuleta, failed to record a point.

Following up their loss to Norwood, the Lady Bears hit the road to take on Ridgway (6-10 overall, 5-5 in SJBL), and lost 64-35.

Ridgway freshman Geri-June Hall led Ridgway with 23 points as four Demons players scored in double figures.

The Lady Bears will look to right the ship when they travel to face Mancos (4-12 overall, 2-9 in SJBL) on Feb. 17.


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