LA VETA- The La Veta Redskins hosted the Del Norte Tigers Tuesday night in the first round of district action. From the beginning, the Skins dominated Del Norte and defeated them soundly 83-59. They will face Sargent in the opening round of district play tonight at 8 in the Adams State Field House. The top four seeds in the tournament will advance to regional play March 6-7. The Skins are assured a spot at regional play. They must win to advance to the sweet 16 then onto the ‘Great 8’ on March 12-13. The time and opponent has not been determined. Check the website this Monday for details.
La Veta opened up a 7-0 lead before the Tigers came back with a pair of 3-point shots. This was as close as the Tigers got. Overall, Dalton Mason was hot under the boards, out rebounding the smaller Tigers. Because of space limitations and early press deadline, this story will be continued in the sports section of our website
Their journey to district action began last weekend when the Skins faced the last place Sangre de Cristo, dismantling them with ease, 76-55 to clinch a home spot in the opening round of district play. The past two weeks, the Skins played well as a team, peaking when it was necessary. Their fast-paced offense exploded for 24 first quarter point and it did not stop until the final ticks of the clock. They shot 17 of 24 from the field including three long buckets from Mason from the 3-point range. Six Skins scored in double figures with Mason leading all scoring with 23. Jon Christian scored 14, Franklin Geiser- 13; Josiah Christian and Travis Brownlee each with 10.
The following night the Skins met up with the number two team in the league and fell to Antonito 66-62 in a game that was close from the beginning tip-off. Geiser exploded with 24 points, but it was not enough. According to Coach Kreutzer, “It was a game we should have won. Our kids played well but we just fell short.”