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Bullpups defeat Cowboys, 31-29 Meeker

Tom Schafer

After losing to Meeker by 25 points in their last bought, the Bullpups A team weren’t about to suffer the same defeat again. The team drove into Meeker with these thoughts on their minds Friday afternoon, and came out victorious with a close 31-29 win.

“The kids were mentally tough and came back to win after a tough loss,” Head Coach Mike LeWarne said.

In a tied up match, Brady Virden hit a 10-foot baseline jumper with thirty-seconds remaining in the game to break the 28-28 stalemate. The Bullpups defense then tightened up and stopped the Cowboys from coming back.

Meeker immediately fouled Daniel Tague who then iced the game by hitting 1 of 2 free throws giving the Bullpups the narrow victory.

The Bullpups defense and offense played well on both ends of the court, LeWarne said. Daniel Tague played well, he was blocking out underneath, which gave the inside players more touches, he said

“The team boxed out the big players, which increased their rebounding and played a strong zone and were better matched player to player,” Le Warne said.

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The kids executed their offense with excellence, and moved the ball around quickly, which involved the inside post, resulting in easy baskets, he said.

Le Warne said that in a tough match with the lead changing several times, the team responded well to the emotions of the game.

“The kids played hard and were tried,” LeWarne said. “Many kids played the whole game.

The Bullpups play again at 4 p.m., Nov. 30, at the Moffat County Middle School gym.

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