Lady Tigers fall, but boys win in Lingle


Lisa Shaw/for the Lusk Herald Tiger sophomore Caleb Miller puts up a contested jump shot over Lingle-Fort Laramie’s Owen Schilreff.

LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie Lady Doggers used a full court press most of the game, and it certainly caused problems for the Lady Tigers.

The home team forced nine turnovers in taking a 17-4 lead, before Phoebe Allbright’s 3-pointer narrowed it to 17-7. LFL continued to harass Lusk into turnovers and missed opportunities for a 35-12 halftime lead.

NCHS calmed down in the third, winning the quarter 12-11. The Lady Tigers chipped three more points off the lead before the final buzzer read 49-30 in favor of the Lady Doggers.

The junior varsity girls defeated the Torrington freshmen last week by a 40-12 final score. A 14-2 run bridging the first and second periods helped the Lady Tigers take control. A 10-2 run to finish the game solidified the win.

They defeated LFL 10-9 in two quarters before the freshman-sophomore tournament Monday in Lusk. In the first game, NCHS beat Guernsey-Sunrise 32-12 before making a spectacular comeback against Wheatland. Down nine at halftime, the Lady Tigers cut it to five after three, using a 10-2 run for the 35-32 win.


NCHS 7 5 12 6 – 30

LFLHS 17 18 11 3 – 49


NCHS: 10/34 FG; 1/1 3PT; 7/20 FT; 28 REB; 7 AST; 13 STL; 42 TO; 16 PF

LFLHS: 18/49 FG; 1/8 3PT; 10/19 FT; 32 REB; 10 AST; 19 STL; 23 TO; 17 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Allbright 7, M. ZumBrunnen 5, Potter 5, Krueger 5, Williams 4, Manning 2, DesEnfants 2. Rebounds- Krueger 7, Manning 5. Steals- M. ZumBrunnen 5.

The Tiger boys held a slim 11-9 first quarter lead before Cory Bruegger, Walker Kupke and Jayce Cummins all sank 3-pointers. Lusk went on a 15-6 second period run and pushed ahead 26-15 over Lingle-Fort Laramie at the break.

Bruegger completed a hat trick with two more treys, and the defense limited the Doggers to just a pair of free throws in the third frame. NCHS extended the lead to 22 as Kupke added another long bomb. Head coach Ed Fullmer emptied the bench again, as the Tigers cruised to the 58-32 win.

The JV boys’ team comeback against the Torrington Trailblazer freshmen came up short. They trailed 28-11 at halftime and were down by as many as 20, NCHS fell 43-32.

They also lost 47-20 at Lingle Friday evening before the annual freshman-sophomore tournament took place Monday in Guernsey. The Tigers won their first game 46-20 over the Vikings but lost to the Doggers 48-24. Miller was good for 27 points in the two games, while Smith nabbed 13 rebounds and dished ten assists.

This weekend Glenrock visits Tiger Gym on Friday before traveling to Southeast on Saturday. The schedule for Friday is as follows: 11 a.m. LMS C; noon LMS B; 1 p.m. LMS A; 3 p.m. JV girls (2 quarters); 4 p.m. JV boys; 5:30 p.m. varsity girls; 7 p.m. varsity boys. On Saturday JV action begins at 1 p.m.


NCHS 11 13 15 19 – 58

LFLHS 9 6 2 15 – 32


NCHS: 16/33 FG; 6/15 3PT; 8/17 FT; 31 REB; 14 AST; 10 STL; 20 TO; 19 PF

LFLHS: 8/27 FG; 2/9 3PT; 10/16 FT; 23 REB; 7 AST; 7 STL; 24 TO; 18 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Bruegger 19, W. Kupke 16, Wells 11, Miller 4, Bieri 4, Cummins 3, R. Kupke 1. Rebounds- Wells 12. Assists- W. Kupke 5.