MEEKER | The lady Cowboy basketball team cinched the league title last Thursday with a commanding victory over Soroco, 59-29.
“The girls are mentally preparing each week to play different teams, each with different strengths,” commented head coach Jamie Rogers. “Whether they have to guard a three-point shooter like Chloe Veilleux or a six-foot post, the girls are preparing to try and stop the other team from scoring.”
The defense, led by Gracie Bradfield, shut down Veilleux, who had put up 48 points against the Cowboys in their previous match and defeat, winning 73-59, the only loss on the season for Meeker. The Cowboys took the court in a man-to-man defense, Kirsten Brown substituting as needed from Bradfield, and together, they held Veilleux to eight points.
On the other side of the ball Julie Dinwiddie sank an impressive 21 points, and Bradfield, Tori Lasker and Megan Shelton also contributed double digit scores.
Friday was senior night, and the final regular season home game, the Cowboys hosted Hotchkiss, walked away with a decisive victory, 75-32. Dinwiddie, really settling into her fade away shot, had another 20 point night, with Shelton and Bradfield contributing another 23 points.
Another team repeat, Meeker traveled to Little Snake River to bring home the win, 36-26. These two teams last met just about a month ago, Meeker winning that match up as well, 62-32, was able to hold the Rattlers to less boards this time around.
There remains one more regular season game, Meeker JV and Varsity will travel to Hayden Friday, the outcome will affect state rankings, but will have no effect on league seeding.
Looking forward to post-season; The Cowboys will not be playing in the pigtails on Monday, only the bottom four teams in the girls bracket play in this. Tuesday, the Cowboys will host quarterfinals, the visiting team will be announced Sunday. Semifinals and finals are then played in Debeque, consolation rounds Thursday, Feb.21, semifinals Friday and finals Saturday.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times