Lady Chiefs split against Lovell and Greybull

It was a challenging split for the Lady Chiefs this weekend against Big Horn County teams. Friday Wyoming Indian overcame a lackluster start to handled Class 2-A Northwest Greybull 36-23, but Saturday, Lovell’s tenacious, switching half-court zone defense was too much for the Lady Chiefs and they fell 47-29 to their longtime Class 3-A rivals the Lovell Lady Bulldogs.

Deja Felter led the Wyoming Indian break – h/t Randy Tucker}

“We had trouble getting our point guards to set up the offense,” Wyoming Indian head coach Aleta Moss said.

Deja Felter let loose a running one hand shot – h/t Randy Tucker}

Saturday’s game was the lowest first period effort by Wyoming Indian in a very long time. The Lady Chiefs were scoreless until the 4:09 mark of the opening period when Layla C’Bearing connected on a free throw. Lovell led 10-1 until late in the period when Shye Killsontop hit a follow shot.

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Roberta Whiteplume spun around a Lovell defender – h/t Randy Tucker}

Trailing 10-3, the Lady Chiefs were unable to penetrate Lovell’s quickly adjusting zone 2-1-2 zone defense. The Lady Bulldogs moved seamlessly, making the standard 2-1-2 base defense resemble a 1-2-2, a 3-2 and even a 1-3-1. The constant movement limited Wyoming Indian’s long range game and the Lady Chiefs finished the night with just a single 3-pointer, a shot by Deja Felter late in the opening half.

Maggie Smith posted up on Lily Edwards of Lovell – h/t Randy Tucker}

The second half was more of the same, with Lovell scoring inside repeatedly. The Lady Bulldogs didn’t hit a single 3-pointer on the game.

Killsontop paced the low scoring effort with seven points.

For Lovell Libby Mickelson scored 16 points, followed by Kenadee Rael with 9, and 8 points from fleet footed guard Amre Newman.

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Friday in Greybull was another slow Wyoming Indian start, with the Lady Chiefs scoring just five first period points. They recovered a bit in the second, tallying 13 points to lead 18-14 at the half.

Wyoming Indian’s coaching staff watched a play in the second half – h/t Randy Tucker}

Wyoming Indian was able to pull steadily away in the second half, but didn’t move, pass or shoot well in the effort.

Killsontop led the Lady Chiefs with 18 points.

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Wyoming Indian opens the Big Horn Basin Shootout in the pool at Thermopolis this Friday.

Wyoming Indian 3 9   8   9 – 29

Lovell                  10 8 11 18 –  47

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Wyoming Indian – Roberta Whiteplume 2-4 2, Layla C’Bearing 3-4 3, Taya Dixey 2 0-0 4, Deja Felter 1 (1) 0-0 5, Elianna Duran 3 0-2 6, Maggie Smith 2-5 2, Shye Killsontop 1 5-6 7. Totals 7 (1) 12-21 29

Lovell – Kenadee Rael 4 1-3 9, Amre Newman 4 0-1 8, Lily Edwards 1 1-3 3, Libby Mickelson 4 8-12 16, Connie Hall 1 0-0 2, Kallie Owens 1 2-2 4, Summer Teter 2 1-1 3. Totals 18 11-22 47

Wyoming Indian 5 13 8 10 – 36

Greybull             10   4 4   5  – 23

Wyoming Indian –  Whiteplume 2-2 2, C’Bearing 1-5 1, Dixey 1 1-2 3, Duran 1 0-6 2, Ferris 2 2-2 6, Smith 1 0-2 2, Killsontop 3 (2) 6-6 18, Hiwalker 1-2 1, Brown 1-2 1. Totals 8 (2) 14-30 36

Greybull – Chapman 1-2 1, Henderson 1 (1) 0-3 5, Stanford 0-2 0, Benasky 0-3 0, Diaz Rios 1-2 1, Craft 2 (2) 0-4 10, Gomez 1 0-0 2, Oatman 2 0-0 4. Totals 6 (3) 4-16 23

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