Girls fall to Wray 57-55

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It was the last game of the season and the last game to be played in the MHS gymnasium. The lady Cowboys lost in the regional tournament to the Wray Eagles 57-55, ending their season with an overall record of 21-3. TIFFANY JEHOREK PHOTO

RBC | The lady Cowboys basketball season came to end last Saturday at the hands of the Wray Eagles.

Meeker hosted the Region 3 tournament taking on the Telluride Miners in the opening game.

“This was a fun game for everyone, all the girls got to play, and they played well together,” said head coach Jamie Rogers.

Scoring for the Cowboys were Sarah Kracht with 17, Julia Dinwiddie with 14, Hallie Knowles with six, Emma Knez and Kirsten Brown with four, Madison Kindler with three, and Tilly Brown with two.

Meeker dominated in the opening quarter and never allowed more than four points a quarter by the Miners. The final score was 50-10.

The Meeker/Telluride game was the opening game for the tournament and Meeker was then set to play the winner of Wray/Calhan. Wray defeated the Bulldogs 50-23 and the stage was set for a hard fought game.

“Meeker and Wray were really two good teams battling it out the entire game,” Rogers said.

Meeker took the first quarter 20-17 but the second quarter was even and Meeker went to the locker rooms at the half up by three. The lead went back and forth between the two teams in the last minutes of the fourth quarter. The Cowboys defense was strong, but the Eagles, making a two-point field goal, pulled ahead by one. Meeker started fouling in an attempt to get the ball back, but in the last few seconds, a free throw, made by the Eagles put them up by two. The game ended with a score of 57-55 and the lady Cowboy season was over.

“We had some big goals,” commented Rogers. “I am really proud of the girls and our season.”

The Cowboys finished the year undefeated in the league and an overall record of 21-3. Dinwiddie ended the year as top scorer with 360 points and top rebounder with 259. Five other girls broke 100 points, Kracht with 304, K. Brown with 205, Knowles with 159, and T. Brown with 144.

“This was a fun year, it was great coaching with Ivy and Marki and we had fun with the girls,” Rogers said in closing.

The final rankings for the Cowboys will not be out until the basketball championship games have been played.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times