MEEKER | The lady Cowboys began the tournament in first place, dominated and stayed on top of the District 5, 2A girls basketball league.
Meeker couldn’t be beat by Rangely; a tough county rivalry that had the Cowboys leading by three going into halftime (25-22). The battle continued into the third quarter with three total points scored between the two teams before Meeker pulled away in the fourth quarter, winning 37-24.
“Tilly Brown had some critical rebounds and excellent defense,” said head coach Jamie Rogers. “The next day against Soroco, Kirsten Brown came in and hit some really big baskets.”
Saturday against Soroco, the lady Cowboys also found themselves in a tight first half against the Soroco Rams, owning 23-19 halftime lead. In the third quarter, the Cowboys outscored the Rams 17-6 to distance themselves and closed out the game by keeping the Rams off of the scoreboard in the fourth quarter, winning 52-25.
In 2A girls’ basketball there are 32 teams left, but Saturday morning, March 2 there will only be the Sweet 16 remaining. The lady Cowboys ranked third in the state, after some flip-flopping with Yuma when the final RPI came out, will host the region three tournament. Holyoke, who also came to Meeker for volleyball and for playoff football, will once again travel across the mountains to first take on Denver Christian. Meeker will be playing Dolores first, who matched up against the Cowboys this year in the Shootout, Meeker won with ease 59-11. The top team in the region heads to the elite eight at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo., last year Holyoke was in attendance.
By Tiffany Jehorek | Special to the Herald Times