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Lady Wolves lose to RSHS, Kelly Walsh

 

February 6, 2019

David Martin

Madelyn Heiser drives the ball down court during action Saturday at Green River High School.

The Lady Wolves may have had the home-court advantage, but they still lost two games.

On Thursday, the Lady Wolves took on the Rock Springs Lady Tigers and lost 59-52.

"I guess the biggest thing is we started out really well on offense," head coach Rick Carroll said.

However, the defense wasn't doing as well.

"We weren't playing well as a team," Carroll said.

This allowed Rock Springs to get in a few easy shots and win the game. Defense is an area the team has been working on trying to improve.

"We're addressing it in practice," Carroll said.

They are trying to get their feet working better so they are in the right positions they need to be in to make the plays.

After watching the film of themselves playing, the Lady Wolves came to a conclusion.

"They recognize now that we aren't working as hard as we need to," Carroll said.

They also realized they need to communicate better with each other on the court. The Lady Wolves didn't have much time to prepare for their next game. Just one practice on Friday. They then played Kelly Walsh Saturday, and lost 58-44. The loss takes the Lady Wolves to 1-2 in the conference and 7-9 in the regular season. The win takes Kelly Walsh to 11-3 for the season.

During the first quarter of the Kelly Walsh game, the Lady Wolves kept up with the team. They met them basket for basket and were even tied with Kelly Walsh at the end of the third quarter.

"We let that game slip away in the fourth (quarter)," Carroll said.

The Lady Wolves just started to let their defense down and Kelly Walsh took advantage of it.

"They took better care of the ball," Carroll said.

The lack of defensive consistency is something the Lady Wolves have struggled with and something they will continue to work on. The team will travel for the next two games against Riverton and Cody this weekend. To prepare for the upcoming games, Carroll has watched videos of the two teams playing. He said speeding up the pace of the game for both games should help the Lady Wolves.

"We need to continue to work to improve," Carroll said.

Leading the team in the Rock Springs game was Maddie Heiser with 18 points, two assists and two steals, followed by Kayde Strauss with 13 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal and Ashelyn Birch with 10 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals.

Leading the team in the Kelly Walsh game was Heiser with 13 points, three rebounds and two assists, followed by Birch with 12 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and one steal and Strauss with nine points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.

 

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