MEEKER | The lady Cowboys remain strong, dropping slightly in the polls to number seven, likely due to strength of District 5. There is only one other District 5 league member also ranked, Soroco, who now sits just below Meeker at the number eight spot.
Another powerful undefeated weekend for the Cowboys began when Meeker hosted the Rangely Panthers last Friday, and came away with a decisive win, a running clock in the fourth quarter, and final score of 54-22. Victoria Lasker and Julia Dinwiddie took charge; Lasker scored 16 points and also led the team with nine rebounds, of which five were offensive. Dinwiddie sank 11 points and pulled down another five offensive rebounds and eight total. Megan Shelton had eight points, six coming in two shots in three-point territory.
Saturday on the road to West Grand, to take on the Mustangs, the girls put up 69 points to West Grand’s 17. The lady Cowboys held the Mustangs to single digit scoring each quarter. Lasker, Dinwiddie and Shelton sank a combined 40 points, with Sarah Kracht and Kirsten Brown also nearly making into into double digit scoring. The team had an impressive 21 offensive rebounds, six from Gracie Bradfield, and Shelton had another excellent night with two more field goals at the three-point range.
The only undefeated team in the league with an 8-0 record, the Cowboys are set to take on number two Soroco and number three Hotchkiss this weekend. There will be three games this weekend beginning on Thursday traveling to Soroco, the only team that has been able to put up a “W” against the lady Cowboys. JV begins at 4 p.m.. Friday, for the only home game this weekend, Hotchkiss comes to town, and then Saturday another road game at Little Snake River. This will also be the second time the Cowboys have gone up against this team, previous score 62-32, Meeker.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times