Cowboys stomp Tigers

The lady Cowboys will play Friday in DeBeque at 3 p.m.

(Right) Karlee Nielsen (14) playing defense against Tiger LeeAnna Nelson (11). The Cowboys secured their berth at regionals with an outright win in their league. CATHIE DOLAN PHOTO
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MEEKER I The Cowboys played their final regular season game at home against the Hayden Tigers. Victorious once again, the final score was 54-38.

“We had a really good first half,” commented head coach Jamie Rogers. “Hayden did start shooting well at the end of the third quarter and our defense had to step it up.”

The Cowboys outscored the Tigers three to one in the first half. Julia Dinwiddie and Sarah Kracht were top scorers for Meeker, both scoring 16 points and Hallie Knowles had 10. Tilly Brown and Dinwiddie led the team in rebounds. Brown had nine and Dinwiddie 11.

Tuesday, the first night of districts, West Grand came to Meeker after winning their pigtail with Vail Christian.

“No matter who would have won Monday night, it would not have been an easy game,” Rogers said. “But we were prepared for the five athletic girls on West Grand’s team.”

The win Tuesday means the team will now play Friday and remain on the championship side of the bracket. The Cowboys beat the Mustangs 62-35.

The lady Cowboys will play Friday in DeBeque at 3 p.m. No matter the outcome of the district tournament, the team will be in regionals as they had an outright win in their league.