HHS boys win, girls lose
By Wayne Crick
Published Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:45 am
The Hotchkiss Bulldogs were on the road for a pair of conference games at Hayden on Friday night and Soroco on Saturday.
Hotchkiss' girls found the trip difficult with a 47-45 loss in Hayden and a 66-36 setback to Soroco in Oak Creek on Saturday.
The Bulldog boys had more favorable results with a 69-17 win in Hayden and a 60-22 win against Soroco.
Bulldogs 69, Tigers 17
Hotchkiss got off to a big advantage with a 42-15 halftime lead and never looked back from that point. The Bulldogs defense clamped down the Tiger's offense allowing a single point in each of the third and fourth quarters.
Bulldogs 60, Rams 22
In Oak Creek, the Bulldogs' defense was, again, overpowering to the point where Soroco tallied just nine points in the first half. Hotchkiss was leading 26-9 heading to the locker room for halftime.
The Bulldogs kept plenty of pressure on Soroco in the second half and outscored the Rams 34-13 for a lopsided 60-22 victory.
Hotchkiss (4-3 and 9-5) is currently sixth in a tough 2A District 5 conference. Paonia (7-0 and 12-2) leads the way with Meeker sharing the league's top spot with the Eagles with an identical 7-0 league record. The Cowboys are farther back overall with their 9-4 record.
Tigers 47, Bulldogs 45
Hotchkiss had its chances to win the game but turnovers and missed shots hurt the Bulldogs.
Rams 66, Bulldogs 36
Soroco's defense was solid and its offense was working well in the blowout win in Oak Creek.
Hotchkiss' girls have a 2-4 league record and are 5-8 overall. Hayden came into last week's game with a 2-4 and 4-9 slate.
Soroco (5-1 and 12-2) is second in league standings.
Hotchkiss' next two games are with Rangely (4-2 and 10-4), Feb. 3 at 4 and 5:30 p.m. (girls followed by boys).
The Bulldogs will travel to Meeker (4-1 and 8-5) on Feb. 4 with varsity games beginning at 5:30 and 7 p.m.