MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team won two more games over the weekend, beating Caprock Academy on Friday and Vail Christian on Saturday.
The Cowboys came out on fire in the first quarter, taking a commanding 18-8 lead. They went into the second half, leading by a 30-21 score.
Meeker was led by Raul Lopez with 14 points. He was followed by Ty Dunham with 13 points, Cade Rowlett with nine, Joe Newman and Tony Collins with eight points each, and Jake Phelan added six more points.
The total team effort gave the Cowboys a 58-41 win.
On Saturday, Meeker played Vail Christian. The Meeker Cowboy offense took a little more time to get going as they fell behind 16-13 after the first quarter.
The boys went into intermission down 33-27, but they made great adjustments at the half, and their defense in the third period was outstanding as they outscored their opponents 13-8 in the third period to close the gap to a single point at 41-40.
The Cowboys found the offensive tempo and productivity they were looking for in the final quarter and the team finished the game on top, 61-55.
Raul Lopez once again led all scorers with 23 points, followed by Cade Rowlett with 10 points, Jake Phelan with seven, Joe Newman with six and Ty Dunham added two points.
Meeker, now 16-1 for the season, will play Plateau Valley in Collbran on Friday night and then start their district tournament next week.