Hotchkiss is now 9-4 overall and undefeated in conference play after weekend wins over Soroco and Hayden. Despite more than 20 turnovers, the Lady Bulldogs defeated Soroco (7-3 overall, 0-2 Western Slope League), 64-36, Friday at home. The defense held the Lady Rams to three points in the opening period of play.
Three Hotchkiss players scored in double digits. Point guard Natalie Anderson finished the game with 10 field goals and 25 points.
Friday night's home court loss to Hayden is one the Bulldogs won't soon forget.
And the team won't forget Paul Laliberte.
The Bulldogs placed eight wrestlers and earned two championships and 139 points to finish third Saturday at the 51st annual Rob Mickel wrestling tournament at Salida. Del Norte earned 195.5 points to win the 19-team tournament.
Hotchkiss ended the weekend with a 6-3 overall record after a disappointing 15-point loss to Meeker Friday and a win at Rangely.
The Bulldogs couldn't get traction in Friday's loss to Meeker (4-2 overall, 0-0 2A Western Slope League).