After splitting games last week, the Hotchkiss girls basketball team is 12-5 overall and 6-4 in 2A District 5 standings. Those numbers are good for third place. Hotchkiss won its Saturday game against Plateau Valley, 63-50 but lost to league leader Meeker, 76-32 on Friday night.
Meeker had too much for the Bulldogs on Friday night in a dominating performance and clinched the 2A/1A league title with a 10-0 record.
Senior guard Elsie Vazquez was named Player of the Game for her 19 points, four assists and four deflected passes on Saturday against Plateau Valley. Carson Collins added 18 points in the win to go with her seven rebounds. Shay Glaser had 15 points and six assists in the win.
The Bulldog girls will host a district quarterfinal game on Feb. 19 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m.
District tournament schedules will be posted at MaxPreps.com for those interested in keeping up and attending tournament games.
On the boys side, it was a wipe-out after two losses dropping the Bulldogs record to 5-6 and a seventh place spot in 2A/1A WSL play.
Hotchkiss lost to Meeker, 61-53 on Friday and fell to Plateau Valley, 53-29 on Saturday.
On Monday, Feb. 18, it will host a pigtail elimination game starting at 6 p.m. A win will put the Bulldogs on the road for a quarterfinal game to determine district seeding. The three-day district tournament, opens next Thursday at De Beque High School.