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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Lady Wolves defeat longtime rivals

 


The Green River Lady Wolves girls basketball team took on their biggest rival and won by 15 points.

Last Thursday, the Lady Wolves played the Rock Springs Lady Tigers in Green River, and came out on top 55-40.

“I thought they started out really well,” head coach Rick Carroll said.

The team not only had a good start, but a good finish, which is something the Lady Wolves have been struggling with lately.

Carroll was also impressed with how the Lady Wolves executed their defensive plays. At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Wolves were ahead by 10, 15-5. During the second quarter, the girls continued to work on its defensive plays and ended the first half up, 26-11.

“We actually extended our lead a little bit in that quarter,” Carroll said.

During the end of third quarter, the team wasn’t playing as confidently as it had in the first half, Carroll said.

“I thought we started out pretty good,” he said. “We were a little bit nervous.”

At one point, the Lady Tigers cut the lead to nine points, but the Lady Wolves answered back. With about four minutes left in the fourth-quarter, the Lady Wolves were hitting their shots and ended the game with a 15-point lead.

“They played better in the first and fourth quarters,” Carroll said.

Carroll was also happy with how the Lady Wolves did at the free-throw line. They hit 23 of 32 for a shooting percentage of 72 percent, which is really good for free throws, Carroll said.

They also out rebounded the Lady Tigers 35 to 28, which helped change the outcome of the game.

Leading the team, was Mallory Seymour with 13 points, followed by Taylor Stoeger with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists, Andri Dewey with 11 points, Ashelynn Birch with eight points, eight rebounds and two steals, Madelyn Heiser with eight points and three assists and Hannah Hix with four points.

To prepare for this weekend’s conference games, the Lady Wolves played Lyman Tuesday night in Green River. They will continue to work on their defense, turnovers and ball handling for their next two games.

“You just try and clear up the things that you need to get better at,” Carroll said.

This weekend the Lady Wolves will play Natrona County at 6 p.m. Friday night in Green River and Kelly Walsh Saturday at 1 p.m. in Green River. These are the teams last home games for the regular season.

 

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