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MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team had an extremely tough weekend as they played Paonia and Cedaredge on the road.
The Paonia game was a hard-fought battle, but Paonia could not miss as their shooting was red hot.
Coach Klark Kindler said, “Paonia shot the ball really well and it was the best defense we had seen all year. They made it tough for us to get an open look.”
Meeker made some great adjustments at halftime, but the team members were unable to close the gap.
The final score was 59-39.
They Cowboys played Cedaredge on Saturday in what turned out to be another close game.
The Bruins came out on fire and took a 19-5 lead after the first quarter.
Meeker battled back hard, scoring 19 points of its own in the second quarter while holding Cedaredge to 11.
The second half was an even match, but the first quarter deficit was too much to overcome and Meeker lost, 62-56.
On Tuesday, Meeker traveled to Rangely for a rematch of a recent game when the two teams squared off and Meeker lost by one.
Tuesday’s game found both teams playing extremely hard, but the Rangley Panthers again came out on top, 65-54, when the final buzzer rang.
Meeker plays Vail Christian tonight and Caprock Academy on Friday.
Coach Kindler said, “We are now in the final two weeks of the season and we are all starting to jockey for seeding. All our conference games are crucial right now.”
The district tournament will begin with cross bracketing of the two leagues with the top four advancing to the actual tournament in Debeque.