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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Lady Wolves win 1 and lose 1 at home

 

January 17, 2018



The Green River High School Lady Wolves team split the weekend with a loss and a win at home.

On Friday, the Lady Wolves took on Cheyenne South High School and came out on top with a 54-40 win.

“I think we played our most consistent game of the year,” head coach Rick Carroll said.

The Lady Wolves were good on defense and kept track of each other better. Even though the Lady Wolves were more consistent, they still struggled with turnovers, missing free throws and not waiting to take the right shots.

“We still turned the ball over way too much,” Carroll said. “Those are things we still struggle with and need to get better at.”

One thing the Lady Wolves have continued to do well most of the season is rebound.

On Saturday, the Lady Wolves went up against Laramie High School and lost 66-47. Carroll said the Lady Wolves didn’t do well in the first quarter and just couldn’t catch up from it. The stat sheet reflects that, the Lady Wolves only scored 2 points to Laramie’s 23 in the first quarter. However, the Lady Wolves didn’t give up and they kept up with Laramie and even out scored them in the fourth quarter, 16-13, but the damage was already done in the first quarter.

“That was just a really bad start,” Carroll said.

This is something Carroll hasn’t seen the Lady Wolves do before. Usually, they come out strong and then struggle in the second and fourth quarters.

“We just found ourselves in a deep hole,” he said. “We just couldn’t get out.”

Again, the Lady Wolves are just not shooting the ball well.

“If we would have shot better, we could have come back,” he said.

Shooting is just one of those things in basketball that needs to be worked on year round. Handling the ball and practicing shots in the off season really helps.

With conference games starting this weekend against Evanston and Jackson, the Lady Wolves need to settle down and look for the good shots. Carroll said they’re just making bad decisions, which is leading to bad shots.

Carroll said Evanston’s playing very well and they are one of the leading teams in the conference. As for Jackson, it’s hard to tell where they are at since they haven’t been playing any teams the Lady Wolves have.

The Lady Wolves will play their next five games away and then return home for five games before regionals and state.

Leading the team in the Cheyenne South game was Ashelyn Birch with 20 points, 19 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, three steals, followed by Erika Wilson with nine points, two rebounds and one assist and Hannah Hix with nine points, three rebounds, one block and four steals.

Leading the team in the Cheyenne South game was Tayana Crowder with 13 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal, followed by Andri Dewey with 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals and Birch with 10 points, six rebounds and one steal.

 

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