MHS boys win 1, lose 1

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys were on the road Friday night to play Soroco. The environment tends to be loud and can make for a tough start. However, the Meeker team was prepared and came out strong. They built a big lead by halftime and took the Ram’s crowd out of the game.
Coach Klark Kindler, in his first official return game, said, “We ran the floor well and wore them down.” Kindler was pleased with his team’s play as they once again had a total team effort in the win with balanced scoring and a defensive plan that combined for a 64-43 win.
Saturday found the Cowboys back home against a solid Hayden team that has been hard to predict over the year. The Tigers have had some big wins as well as some unexpected losses in league play. Meeker knew the game would be tough and it was exactly that.
“Both teams played extremely hard,” Kindler said. From the opening tip to the final horn, the game was a well-played, although the Cowboys didn’t shoot the ball as well as they have been lately. Coming off the fast-paced game the night before, they had some difficulty settling into their offense. Nonetheless, they found ways to score, making it a close game for 32 minutes. The final score was Hayden 62, Meeker, 58.
“It came down to rebounding and they did a better job then us,” Kindler said.
This weekend Meeker will play a very strong Vail Christian team Friday night and Vail Mountain on Saturday. The Vail Christian team has good athletes as well as good shooters.
“It is important for us to get off to a good start and put them away early,” Kindler said. The Cowboys are in the part of their season where every game is important, and every game leads up to post-season play. With post-season just a few weeks away, Meeker looks to be among the favorites to advance.