Paonia and Hotchkiss played a close game Friday — Hotchkiss scoring most of its points from inside, led in scoring by Mason Oxford with a game-high nine field goals and 18 points; and Paonia's Ben Linnell hitting four of the team's five three-point shots for a team-high 15 points.
In the opening seconds of Joe Boyle's Saturday morning match against Fruita Monument's 152-pounder Kaden Fife, the two collided on a take-down attempt. Fife's head gear cut a gash just above Boyle's right eye.
The Lady Bulldogs upped their winning streak to five games last week after posting non-conference wins at Basalt and Ridgway.
On Dec. 11, the game at Ridgway went into overtime after ending in a 41-41 tie.