Lady Cowboy basketball prepping for first game

MEEKER I Meeker Cowboy lady basketball has kicked off the season and is preparing for their first games. Head Coach Jamie Rogers is joined once again this year with assistants Ivy Coryell who has been coaching for four years, and Marki Grant who has been coaching for three years.

This year the team has 31 girls, 11 freshman, six sophomores, eight juniors, and six seniors. This year’s seniors are Sarah Kracht, Savannah Mendenhall, MyKayla Wille, Hailey Knowles, Hadley Franklin, and Flor Lujan. 

Their focus at this point in the season is “to continue to build their foundation,” said Rogers. Last year the teams play was cut short due ot COVID quarantine as they began their league play. 

The Cowboys first games on the season will be the annual White River Electric Association Cowboy Shootout Tournament, Dec. 2-4. The tournament was paused last year due to COVID and the teams are looking forward to participating again this year. The Shootout will feature eight teams, bracketed in groups of four. In the top half of the bracket the teams are Meeker, Lotus, Coalridge and Mancos and in the bottom half Soroco, Coronado, Hayden and Nucla. Each team in the tournament is guaranteed three games, and Meeker will open their tournament against Lotus Thursday evening. Saturday morning the Masons will serve a pancake breakfast to the teams and the girls will compete in a three point shooting contest. 

Meeker will take to the court at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening for their first matches.

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