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MEEKER I It was only a week since the Meeker girls’ basketball team played Paonia, the league leader, at home before they traveled to play the Eagles in their own gym.
Paonia won both games, but the Meeker High School girls’ head coach, Greg Chintala, thought his team played better in the second game—on the road.
Meeker played the Panthers in Rangely on Tuesday, then the squad hosts Vail Christian tonight in Meeker and then plays Caprock Academy on Friday in Grand Junction.
“The score (60-32 against Paonia) didn’t look like it, but we went back to basic fundamentals, took better care of the ball and we played a lot better than a week earlier,” coach Chintala said of the game in Paonia against the league’s best team.
“We did some things right.” he said. “We shot the ball well, we just didn’t shoot it enough times.”
Coach Chintala said the league game against Rangely was “very important,” as a win would help Meeker secure a third seed in the district tournament. A defeat would put them in a tie for third and they would have to see how the final games end.