Craig athletes have happy hoops Independence Day with tourney win in Meeker
Craig athletes held strong during a Fourth of July basketball tournament on the road.
As part of the Stars N Stripes 3-on-3 Shootout during the Meeker Range Call, Quincy Lowe, Antonia Vasquez, Megan Neton and Brook Wheeler won the girls middle school division.
The four hoopsters, who will enter eighth-grade at Craig Middle School this fall, swept the competition in their age group with three wins in a half-court format.
Games went to either 15 minutes or 15 points, whichever came first, by the rules of Meeker’s Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation & Park District.
Bulldog basketball boys, who won the Meeker tourney last year, finished 2-2 and third overall in the high school division with a lineup that included Cort Murphy, Catcher Jackson, Easton Briggs and Johnny Lopez.
High school ages were combined with two adult teams, with Craig athletes earning a win against one of the adult teams.
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