Hotchkiss boys fall to Meeker; tourney next

By Wayne Crick

For the Hotchkiss Bulldog boys, the season has been up and down. Last week's loss to Meeker, 54-42, left the Bulldogs with a 7-5 2A WSL District 5 record and an 8-11 overall mark.

Hotchkiss had a chance to continue its basketball season with a contest against Soroco (9-1 and 15-4) on Feb. 23. The Tuesday contest, played in Oak Creek, determined which of the two teams is headed to this weekend's district tournament play in De Beque. Those results will appear in next week's paper.

The Bulldogs finished their regular season with a game in Meeker last Friday. Hotchkiss' biggest point production came in the middle quarters where the Bulldogs scored 27 points. Unfortunately, Hotchkiss scored just 15 points in the first and fourth quarters combined.