Lady Cowboys win in home game against Plateau Valley

Meeker senior Megan Shelton brings the ball down court last week in a home game against the Plateau Valley Cowboys, which Meeker won 63-41, to remain undefeated in Western Slope League play and 12-1 overall. Shelton scored 13 points, pulled down eight rebounds and stole the ball five times, helping her team win 63-41. The lady Cowboys will host Rio Blanco County rival Rangely this Friday, then travel to Kremmling for another league game against the West Grand Mustangs.
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MEEKER | The Plateau Valley girls varsity team left Meeker last Friday with a 9-4 record after a dominating win by the Meeker Cowboys. A final score of 63-41, the lady Cowboys held Plateau Valley to an average 10.25 points per quarter, while scoring 15.75.
“The girls are playing with a lot of fight,” said head coach Jamie Rogers, “our defense is creating turnovers and we are converting into layups.”
Leading scorers Gracie Bradfield, Megan Shelton and Julia Dinwiddie all topped double digits. Another win and the team remains undefeated in the league, 6-0, with six games left in the regular season. The Cowboys retrieved 27 offensive rebounds, providing opportunities to keep the ball alive under their basket.
“We don’t have a great shooting percentage,” said Rogers, commenting on the overall performance, “but they battle for offensive rebounds to take as many shots as we need.”
Colorado High School Athletic Association rankings released on the Jan. 29 have the lady Cowboys currently ranked fifth. Only two teams above them remain undefeated, Del Norte and Heritage Christian. Sitting at number one is Limon. Soroco, ranked number nine, is the only ranked opponent that remains to be played. The lady Cowboys will face Soroco on home turf Feb. 7.
This Friday Meeker will host the Rangely Panthers, and the gym will be full. There will be no C team, only JV and varsity, with games beginning at 4 p.m., and varsity girls at 5:30 p.m. Saturday the girls are on the road at West Grand with JV beginning at 11:30 a.m. and varsity beginning at 1 p.m.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times