Bronco girls sweep season series with Monticello, suffer loss to South Sevier, get set for key region games
by Rhett Sifford
The San Juan High School girls basketball team split games this past week with a victory at Monticello on Tuesday, January 17 and a loss to South Sevier on Friday, January 20.
In the first contest of the week the Broncos dominated their rivals, building a 16-11 lead after one quarter and extending it to 40-22 at the halftime break.
San Juan continued to increase their lead in the second half, cruising to a 74-40 win over the Buckaroos in the Monticello High School gym.
It was the Broncos’ fifth win of the season and second in four games. It was also their second win over MHS, giving them a sweep on their season series against the Buckaroos.
In their second game of the week San Juan returned home to take on the South Sevier Rams in a key region 19 matchup. Coming into the game the Rams were 7-7, ranked seventh in the 2A RPI standings.
The game was almost the exact opposite of the Broncos’ first game of the week against Monticello. South Sevier jumped out to a 27-13 lead in the first quarter and continued to dominate the rest of the way to a 76-30 final.
Heading into the week beginning January 23 San Juan is 5-11 ranked 14th in the 2A RPI standings. They are heading into the final three weeks of the regular season with key region matchups coming up.
They’re on the road to take on #2 Kanab Friday, January 27 and #1 Beaver Saturday, January 28. Those two teams have just one loss each this season.
On Tuesday, January 31 the Broncos return home to host Dove Creek in their final non-region matchup of the regular season. The Bulldogs are currently in the top ten in 1A Colorado girls basketball with a 7-2 record.