By Leroy Chavez, Sports Writer
SANTA FE — The Cimarron Junior varsity team dropped their first game of the season to the Monte Del Sol Dragons 49-22 in Santa Fe on Friday (Nov. 13).
“We definitely have some growing pains, but the kids gave a good effort in their game,” said Ram coach Daniel Vigil.
“The kids are getting experience and it’ll pay off in the future. We actually got a great effort from freshman Matthew Dean. Matthew had a solid game and was instrumental in a comeback in the third quarter. He fouled out early in the fourth period. We’re still learning what each player brings to the table and how each can contribute to the team.”
The Dragons jumped out to a 15-6 first quarter lead, then outscored Cimarron 11-2 in the second to take a 26-8 lead at halftime.
The Rams made a comeback of sorts in the third stanza outscoring Monte Del Sol 10-8 to cut the third quarter deficit to 34-18. Cimarron got within 12 points before the Dragons outscored the Rams 15-4 to win the contest 49-22.
Matthew Dean led the Rams with 9 points and was followed by Orlando Gurule and Noah McDonald with 3 points each, while Morgan Sahd, Austin Vargas, Cayden Potter and Will Ritterhouse added 2 points each.
The Cimarron JV will play the Peñasco JV on Friday (Nov. 20) at 3 p.m., then will battle the Raton junior varsity on Saturday (Nov. 21) at noon.