Lady Tigers get two wins at Herder Classic


x Even though this is only the first week of games, it would not be surprising to see Big Horn, Wright or Greybull again later in the postseason.

Against a drastically different looking team that won state nine months ago, Lusk scored first and never let the Lady Rams take a lead. The score was 12-6 after one but BH battled back to within two at halftime. Trisha Hales sank a three pointer that helped extend the lead to 37-30 after three. The Lady Rams made a furious comeback but Miranda Gilkey scored nine of her 14 points in the final frame to ensure the 50-47 victory.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 12 12 13 13  50

BIG HORN 6 16 8 17  47

TEAM STATS

NCHS: 14/44 FG, 1/ 4 3PT, 21/38 FT, 45 REB, 24 PF, 20 TO

BH: 15/43 FG, 1/3 3PT, 16/29 FT, 28 REB, 26 PF, 16 TO

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Gilkey 14, Amanda Smith 12, Hales 9, Taylor Gaukel 4, Ashley Christianson 4, Mackenzie Lyons 4, Sadie Sturman 3. Rebounds- Gaukel 7, Hales 7, Smith 6, Lyons 5.

Saturday morning the Lady Tigers matched up with Wright and again took an early lead at 10-4. The offense went ice cold and the Lady Panthers got within 14-12 at the half. Gaukel got hot in the third quarter with eight points and the Lady Tigers pushed the lead to a dozen. It was enough for Lusk to win by a comfortable 37-24 score.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 10 4 13 10  37

WRIGHT 4 8 3 9  24

TEAM STATS

NCHS: 15/46 FG, 0/1 3PT, 7/15 FT, 34 REB, 11 PF, 25 TO

WRIGHT: 10/40 FG, 1/5 3PT, 3/6 FT, 24 REB, 13 PF, 29 TO

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Smith 14, Gaukel 10, Hales 8, Gilkey 4, Kianna Blackburn 1. Rebounds- Smith 7, Gilkey 6, Gaukel 6, Hales 5.

Christianson had the hot hand all afternoon as a weary Lusk team battled Greybull just two hours after the Wright game. The junior buried four free throws and a basket to help NCHS to the 10-3 lead. But the Lady Buffs charged back in the second quarter with a 17-7 run to take the 20-17 lead. Gilkey kept the Lady Tigers close with a pair of triples but after three stanzas the lead was 32-25 for Greybull. Gilkey and Christianson combined for nine points in the fourth but it wasn’t enough as Greybull escaped with the 43-40 win. 

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 10 7 8 15  40

GREYBULL 3 17 12 11  43

TEAM STATS

NCHS: 14/39 FG, 2/7 3PT, 10/21 FT, 41 REB, 24 PF, 29 TO

GREYBULL: 13/41 FG, 1-9 3PT, 16/26 FT, 35 REB, 18 PF, 21 TO

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Christianson 15, Gilkey 13, Courtney Rowley 5, Hales 3, Gaukel 2, Smith 2. Rebounds- Smith 9, Gaukel 8, Hales 8, Christianson 6.

The JV won both of their games in Glenrock as they beat Thermopolis 54-25. Rowley led with 15 points and Christianson added 11. They also defeated Wright 48-22 as Rowley dropped 13 and Lyons 11. They face Glenrock Friday at 10:30 a.m. at LEMS before Saturday games with Greybull (8 a.m.) and A-C (3:30 p.m.) at LEMS. They host Guernsey on Tuesday before the holiday break (5 p.m.).

The Lady Tigers are in the friendly confines of Tiger Gym this weekend with the 11th annual Tiger Jamboree. A rematch with Greybull happens at 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon before Saturday games against the Thunder Basin sophs at 9:30 a.m. and the Cheyenne South JV at 6:30 p.m.


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