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MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team played very well last week, winning games against Battle Mountain, DeBeque and Plateau Valley.
The Cowboys began their run against the 3A Battle Mountain Huskies on Tuesday and found themselves behind by two after eight minutes. At intermission, the Cowboys were only down one, and they came out of the locker room and went into a huge 20-point third quarter. Meeker held Battle Mountain to just 15 points in the third and took a four-point lead to the final period and doubled it by the end of the game.
Meeker was led in scoring by Dylan Mobley with 17, Jeremy Musgrave with 13 and Raul Lopez added 12 points.
The weekend brought two league games, beginning with DeBeque on Friday night. Meeker came out strong in the first quarter and never looked back, beating the Dragons 65-34.
Mobley once again led all scorers with 22, followed by Musgrave with 17 and Lopez with eight. Joe Newman added six, Ty Dunham had four and Tony Collins, Tom Chitwood, Kash Atwood and Jake Smith each added a bucket in the victory.
On Saturday, the Cowboys traveled to Collbran to take on a Plateau Valley team that has had success due to their leading scorer. Meeker’s execution of their scouting report was extremely good as coach Kindler said, “We really got after Plateau Valley defensively. Their leading scorer did not score.”
Meeker jumped out to a 25-7 first quarter lead and added to it, taking a 52-15 lead at the half. The Cowboys’ defense didn’t allow Collbran to score at all in the third quarter and finished the game ahead 80-23.
Lopez had 23 points, Musgrave had 17, Dunhum 16, Newman added seven and Chitwood and Mobley each added six. Collins had three and Atwood finished with two points for the Cowboys.
Meeker will play Soroco on Friday night and Hayden on Saturday.
Kindler said, “Every league game from here on out is important. We are starting to put ourselves in position to get a home game for districts and can hopefully put ourselves in contention for the conference championship the final week of the season.”