Hotchkiss girls end regular season play

By Wayne Crick

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs' girls team ended its regular season with a loss in Edwards to Vail Christian's Saints, 60-39.

Hotchkiss kept it close in the first quarter but stumbled in the second frame when the Saints exploded for a 24-6 run and a 36-16 halftime lead.

Scoring in the second half was nearly even with the Saints claiming a 24-23 advantage for a 60-39 decision.

Marti Schmidt scored 19 points for the Saints and Jessie Raitt added another 15 to the winning cause.

Vail Christian, 6-4 and 10-9, finished sixth in 2A District 5 standings while the Bulldogs, 3-8 and 6-12, finished ninth.

The Bulldogs played (see related story on this page) a pigtail play-in game on Monday in Plateau Valley (4-8 and 5-13) with the winner taking on league champion, and Class 2A leader, Paonia on Wednesday (Feb. 22) at 5:30 p.m.