Cowboys best Rangely Panthers, Cedaredge Bruins in first two games of 2021 basketball season

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MEEKER | The Meeker Cowboy boys’ varsity team opened their season against two league opponents, capturing wins with both and are headed into week two with a 2-0 record.

At the half the Cowboys had a commanding 21 point lead that the Panthers could never recover from. As the game continued the point spread continued to widen. Final score 72-34 the Cowboys and winners of the 2021 county rivalry game.

Spud White, senior, led the team with 28 points and shot a 63% field goal percentage. Liam Deming had 13, Ethan Drake nine, Braydon Garcia eight and Ryan Phelan had six to round out the top five scorers. Also scoring for the Cowboys was Junior Gaeta and Zach Simonsen. Off the boards White also led with 14 and posts Deming and Ryan Phelan each had seven.

Another home game followed Saturday and another win. The Cedaredge Bruins traveled to Meeker, but the Cowboys came out taking an early lead 19-6 in the first quarter and wrapped up the win 56-41. Braydon Garcia put up 16 points and was the only Cowboy to break double digits. The bench was deep with six additional boys scoring to make up the 56 points, Drake, White, Phelan, Deming, Gaeta, and Peter Hanks. For a second game in a row White led the way in rebounds with nine, and finishing out the top three was Deming and Garcia each with seven.

Cowboy parents will be able to watch their boys play again at home both Thursday night against the Grand Valley Cardinals and the Friday against Vail Mountain. Game time Friday, JV begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be televised on the NFHS Network and then Saturday JV begins at 4 p.m.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to The Herald Times