In their first year in Class 2A, the Hotchkiss Lady Bulldogs basketball team finished third in Western Slope district standings. Hotchkiss advanced to Region 2 competition at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling last Friday, where it ended its season with a 41-29 loss to Limon.
Limon (17-6 overall, 6-1 Union Pacific League) lost in Saturday's regional championship game to the defending state champion Akron Rams (24-0, 10-0 Lower Platte League) by a score of 69-18.
This year's Class 2A Elite 8 state tournament will be void of any Western Slope teams. Three other teams, Paonia, Rangely and Meeker, also advanced to regional competition, and all three teams were eliminated.
Under first-year head coach Eric Hollembeak, Hotchkiss finished the season with a 14-9 overall and 6-3 record in the 12-team Western Slope League. This is the first year since 2010 that the Lady Bulldogs have posted a winning record.blog comments powered by Disqus