MEEKER | It was a weekend full of success for the lady Cowboys basketball team. Three games played, 173 total points scored, 100 more than their opponents and they moved up in the ranking from number eight to six.
“We are super excited about last weekend,” commented head coach Jamie Rogers. “The girls have a lot of trust in each other so it’s fun to watch them take risks knowing their teammates have their backs.”
The trio of games opened with Meeker hosting the Little Snake River Rattlers last Thursday, with a final score of 62-32. The Cowboys pulled ahead by 14 in the first quarter and continued to widen the gap each quarter. Julia Dinwiddie led the team with 17 points, and Tori Lasker and Megan Shelton joined her each scoring in the double digits. Running the offensive quickly and keeping the ball moving, the Rattlers had trouble keeping up with the Cowboys in the second half. Defensively the team had a whopping 23 steals, Kenzie Turner led the team, adding seven more to her record.
DeBeque, ranked nine is class 1A, was expected to be the hardest opponent for the weekend, another home matchup Friday, and the Cowboys were victorious 71-41. “DeBeque is a really good team that never quits,” said Rogers, “We had to play hard and stay focused all four quarters.” Lasker, scoring an amazing 21 points, closed the weekend with 166 total points on the season thus far, and is putting up 13.8 points per game on average. Dinwiddie, Shelton and Gracie Bradfield offensively strong, scoring 11, 14, and 10 points respectively.
Wrapping up the weekend with a road game at Paonia, Colo., to take on the Eagles. Paonia, ranked 43, only managed 15 points to the Cowboy 40. Dinwiddie pulling down eight offensive rebounds and scoring 14 points, closed out the weekend with a total 42 points.
The Cowboys are two-thirds through their season and have seven games remaining on the schedule. Friday, Plateau Valley travels to Meeker for another league matchup, C Team will begin at 2:20 p.m. and varsity at 5:30. Saturday the teams travels to Vail Mountain with games starting at 4:00 p.m.
By Tiffany Jehorek | Special to the Herald Times