Playing on the road against Telluride High School on Jan. 26, the Mancos High School boys basketball team lost its first San Juan Basin League contest of the season by a score of 62-56.
The Bluejays’ loss was ultimately a product of a horrific second half during which they were outscored 47-31. Telluride exploded offensively during a decisive third quarter that saw it outscore Mancos 31-20.
The Bluejays were led offensively by junior Caden Showalter, who scored a team-high 17 points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds. Senior Vassar Stephens added 14 points, six rebounds and five assists, and sophomore Christian Cova scored 11 points for Mancos.
With their record now at 8-5 overall and 5-1 in the SJBL, the Bluejays will look for redemption when they hit the road to face Ridgway on Feb. 2.