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MEEKER I The Cowboys ended their regular season with a record of 10-9. They were 9-3 in the league, and took second place even before the 55-47 win against Hayden at home last Friday.
A stellar third quarter, scoring 26 points, allowed the Cowboys to move ahead 44-34 and keep a comfortable lead the rest of the game.
Cole Rogers once again put up some big numbers scoring 19 points with Ryan Phelan not far behind with 12 and hot off of the boards with 10 rebounds.
The second place finish in the league earned the Cowboys a home game Tuesday for the opening of district playoffs. Soroco, after winning their pigtail game Monday, made the trip to Meeker. An early lead by the Cowboys and another excellent third quarter and the Rams could never get a hold on the game. The final score was 77-39.
“We shot the ball really well and were able to control the tempo the entire game,” commented head coach Klark Kindler. “The boys kept the tempo going and upbeat and we eventually wore them down in the second half.”
The Cowboys look to their next game Friday against Plateau Valley at 7:30 p.m. in DeBeque.
“Last time we played Plateau Valley we won. They have a really good post and we are going to have to shut him down,” Kindler said.
The win on Tuesday secured a spot for the Cowboys in regionals. They are now playing for the opportunity to host regionals, and that will take a win in the district tournament. They will have one game Friday and then one more game Saturday, all in DeBeque.