Plateau Valley’s junior guard Jack Vig made a spectacular play in the Cowboys’ 56-26 victory over the De Beque Dragons on Wednesday. Vig stole the ball from the opponent and slammed it home with a powerful dunk, earning him the Play of the Week award.
Vig leads the Cowboys to a dominant performance
The Cowboys were in control of the game from the start, as they opened up a 20-4 lead in the first quarter. Vig was one of the main contributors, scoring 16 points and grabbing eight rebounds, according to MaxPreps. He also displayed his athleticism and skill with his highlight-reel dunk, which came after he intercepted a pass and ran the length of the court. The crowd and his teammates erupted in cheers as he threw down the slam.
Vig said he was happy to make the play and help his team win. “It felt good. I just saw the opportunity and took it. I’m glad we got the win and played well as a team,” he said.
Cowboys improve to 15-1 and top the league standings
The win over the Dragons improved the Cowboys’ record to 15-1, the best in the 2A/1A Western Slope League. The Cowboys have won 14 games in a row, and have outscored their opponents by an average of 28 points per game. They have also clinched a playoff spot and are ranked No. 4 in the state by CHSAA.
The Cowboys’ coach, Mike Vig, who is also Jack’s father, said he was proud of his son and the whole team. “Jack has been working hard and improving his game. He’s a great leader and a great kid. The whole team has been playing with a lot of energy and passion. We have a lot of talent and depth, and we’re looking forward to the playoffs,” he said.
Dragons suffer their ninth loss of the season
The Dragons, on the other hand, had a tough night against the Cowboys. They fell behind early and could not recover. They scored only 10 points in the first half and trailed by 28 points at halftime. They managed to score 16 points in the second half, but it was not enough to close the gap. The Dragons dropped to 4-9 on the season and 3-6 in the league.
The Dragons’ coach, Scott Parker, said he was disappointed with the result and the performance. “We didn’t play well at all. We made too many mistakes and gave them too many easy baskets. We didn’t execute our game plan or play with intensity. We have to regroup and learn from this,” he said.
Next games for both teams
The Cowboys will try to extend their winning streak when they face the Soroco Rams on the road on Saturday. The Rams are 10-5 on the season and 7-2 in the league. They are coming off a 62-49 win over the Rangely Panthers on Wednesday.
The Dragons will try to bounce back when they host the Caprock Academy Eagles on Saturday. The Eagles are 2-13 on the season and 1-8 in the league. They are coming off a 59-17 loss to the Plateau Valley Cowboys on Tuesday.