McGinnis passes

Sage McGinnis (15) looks for options as teammates Mady McFee (22) and Rebecca Ogden watch.

The Lady Demons went 1-1 in their first week on the hardwood.

On Dec. 3 they hosted Rye dropping the game 46-32. They came back 2 days later with a solid win against Platte Canyon 62-10.

The team struggled against the Lady Thunderbolt full court pressure and had limited scoring opportunities in the first outing. After scoring only four points in the opening quarter the team settled in and adjusted and got back in the game in the next two quarters putting up 10 and 11 points.

Maddy McFee led all scorers on the night putting up 16. Chris Mayton followed with nine. McFee also controlled the boards pulling down eleven rebounds.

“We just had a hard time getting started and had to battle back the whole game,” said Coach Robert Crowther. “We got within six a couple of times, but just could not get any closer.”

“Chris Mayton came in off the bench and really got us going. Her rebounding and put backs were important and it was good to see her step up in her first varsity game.”

The Lady Demons dominated from start to finish in the game against a totally outmatched Platte Canyon crew on Thursday. They led 36-3 by halftime and everyone got valuable playing time.

McFee had another big scoring game putting in 26 and Sage McGinnis added eight. In all nine players contributed scoring.

“The game was a good chance to give everyone playing time with many younger girls getting their first exposure to varsity competition,” said Crowther. “The girls are really working hard and getting better and better each practice.”

After a road trip to Alamosa on Tuesday the team will be back home for the Buena Vista Invitational on Thursday through Saturday. The Lady Demons will play on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. against Gunnison and then will host Colorado Academy on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Games will be played in the Buena Vista High School P.E. Complex and also at the DPCA Gym starting at 4 p.m. on Friday. The last games on Friday start at 8:30 p.m. and then play begins again at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the last games beginning at 3 p.m.

Several of the state’s top girls 3A teams will be in for the tournament including defending champion St. Mary’s. Other teams are Bayfield, Buena Vista, Colorado Academy, Grand Valley, Middle Park, Pagosa Springs, Salida, and University.

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