Meeker girls wrap up basketball season with defeat at divisionals

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MEEKER I The final game of the season for the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team was played in Oak Creek, where the lady Cowboys lost 62-32 to the Soroco Rams (18-2) in the quarterfinal round of the district tournament.

“They shoot the ball a lot and their pace of game was faster than ours,” Meeker head coach Greg Chintala said. “They play in spurts, then hit a couple and we didn’t respond.
“We dug ourselves a hole and were unable to overcome it,” he said. “We hung with them in the fourth, but it was too little, too late against a good team.”
Meeker finished the season with a 9-11 record, 6-6 in league play and will graduate one senior, in Jenna Walsh.
“Jenna was a two-year starter, and we will miss what she brought to the team,” coach Chintala said. “We loved her effort for the past four years and she will do fine in whatever endeavors she wants to go into.”
The lady Cowboys suffered several injuries this past season, but coach Chintala appreciated the way the girls played.
“Our kids always played hard from the opening tip until the final buzzer,” coach Chintala said. “We wished for better results, but they played hard the entire game and what more can you ask for?”
Coach Chintala is also excited about the future.
“Our young kids got a lot of experience and, hopefully, they use it to make them a better player,” coach Chintala said. “Our team was young this year and the future looks pretty good.”