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MEEKER | It has been a slow start to the year for the lady Cowboy basketball team. Currently 0-4, they are a young team that has not played together as a group until this year.
Last Thursday they hosted Grand Valley for a non-league matchup. The Cowboys were down at the half by four and then a slow fourth quarter allowed the Cardinals to seal the win 52-40.
Sarah Kracht and Makayla Wille led the team with 14 points each, and the only team members to break 10 points. Off the boards Brighton Bair earned top honors with a total of 14 and Wille followed just behind with 10.
No games were scheduled over the weekend for girls varsity, but Tuesday they hosted Roaring Fork, newcomers to the league.
The Rams came out fast and by the half they led 23-14 and continued to increase their lead into the third quarter, at one point 16 points ahead. The Cowboys continued to fight and close the gap, but time ran out on the clock. The final score was 45-40, the Rams, and the Cowboys suffered their fourth loss of the season.
It will be a busy week for the team. Thursday they will host Basalt at home, with JV beginning at 4:30 and varsity 6:30. Friday, originally scheduled to travel to Hayden, but due to COVID concerns the entire Hayden school district has shut down. Saturday, the team will be on the road then for the first time, headed to Soroco, and girls varsity is scheduled for 3 p.m
By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to The Herald Times