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MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team won two more games last week, dominating the Vail Christian Saints by a wide 73-41 margin, then pounding the Caprock Academy Eagles 84-9, in a game that saw everyone on the Cowboy roster score.
Meeker’s girls will play in Collbran on Friday, then in Hotchkiss on Saturday in the final games of the regular season.
Meeker took control early in Vail, jumping out to a 21-10 lead after the first quarter, extending that to 40-24 at halftime.
Senior Sydney Hughes led the team with 31 points, Megan Parker and Reese Pertile each finished with 11, Jenna Walsh scored eight, Peyton Burke added six and Madi Shults and Maggie Phelan each added a basket.
Against Caprock Academy, Meeker’s starting five scored 18 points in the first four minutes and its smothering defense held the Eagles scoreless.
Meeker’s bench took over and Meeker led 23-0 at the end of the first quarter and 39-3 at halftime.
The lady Cowboys created many scoring opportunities from it defense, which caused 42 turnovers.
Hughes again led the girls’ team in scoring with 23, and she added a total of 10 steals. Pertile added 12 points and Burke also finished in double figures with 10 points and four steals.
Anna Walsh scored eight points, and she stole the ball five times, as did Jamie McLaughlin, who also made a basket. Phelan scored four, Shults added three, Jenna Walsh and Julia Eskelson each scored two and there were 10 more steals between them.
Meeker will end the regular season on the road with games in Collbran and Hotchkiss.