Cowboys take 2nd in district, head to Vail for regionals

Coming in second at district competition in De Beque last weekend, the Meeker Cowboys will begin regional competition in Vail Friday at 4 p.m. against Yuma. The winner will advance to the finals Saturday at 1 p.m., also in Vail. Meeker is ranked second in the Region 8 teams after Vail Mountain. CATHIE DOLAN PHOTO
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MEEKER I The Cowboys had two nail biters this weekend in district play. Friday, after the decisive win over Soroco on Tuesday, Meeker took on the Cowboys from Plateau Valley.

A one-point game, Meeker took victory 57-56 and looked forward to a chance to play for first place.

MHS senior Elijah Deming goes up for a shot in the game against Plateau Valley. CATHIE DOLAN PHOTO

Vail Mountain, who was victorious over Vail Christian the night before, came ready to play. Meeker won the previous match 49-33, but Vail’s lineup had changed this game.

The first quarter the Cowboys had a slow start but outscored the Gore Rangers for the next three quarters to end regular time tied.

In overtime the Rangers hit a three-point goal followed by a two-pointer before the Cowboys were able to answer. With a heartbreaking loss of 59-64, the Cowboys sealed up second place and will now travel to Vail for regionals.

Region 8 teams this year are, in order of rank, Vail Mountain, Meeker, Yuma and Clear Creek. Meeker will take on Yuma in game one Friday at 4 p.m., the winner will advance to the final Saturday at 1 p.m.

Tiffany Jehorek
Special to the Herald Times