MEEKER | It was an excellent weekend for Cowboy basketball. With two wins in as many games they’ve improved their league record to 5-3, and for the first time this season they have a winning record in the league.
The 69-59 win over Plateau Valley on the Cowboys’ home court had a lot of contributions from the bench. Cole Rogers, who is the leading scorer for the Cowboys, put up 18 points; teammate Spud White had 14, Lane Anderson 10 and four others scored to secure the win. The Cowboys came out strong, went to the locker room tied 29 all at the half, but dominated the fourth quarter scoring 2:1 over Plateau Valley.
Saturday in Meeker was the first time the hometown crowd got to see Ryan Phelan play since returning from an injury suffered during the football playoffs. The Gore Rangers came to town to play but Phelan and White, dominating the boards, pulled down eight rebounds each and the defense held Vail Mountain School to less than five points in the first and third quarters. The Cowboys outscored Vail Mountain School in all four quarters; Rogers, White, and Anderson once again breaking the double-digit mark.
The Cowboys only have one game this weekend, traveling to Rangely to take on the Panthers. Rangely is currently 5-9 on their season and Meeker is 6-8. The JV games will begin at 4 p.m. and boys’ varsity at 7 p.m.
Players Braydon Garcia and Cole Rogers contributed to two wins this past weekend. The Cowboys will head to Rangely Friday to take on the Panthers.
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By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times