The Lady Chiefs jumped on the Sundance Lady Bulldogs 20-4 to open the first half, then survived an injury plagued remainder of the game to take home the third place trophy from the Class 2-A girls state basketball tournament.
Wyoming Indian played without Layla C’Bearing who suffered an injury against Moorcroft in the semi-final game Friday night, but played well early, and put together a rally in the final two minutes to break away from the Lady Bulldogs.
Holding a comfortable 20-4 advantage, the Lady Chiefs fell into a cold spell. Sundance chipped away, cutting the margin to single digits. Wyoming Indian scored just two points in the second quarter, and only six in the third as the Lady Bulldogs crept back to knot the game at 31.
It was a wakeup call for the Lady Chiefs.
Wyoming Indian took the lead again, and never relinquished it, doubling the Lady Bulldogs down the final six minutes of the game 14-7 to take the third place crown.
Inez Harris tallied 14 on drives, with a pair of 3-pointers, while Dezireen C’Hair did the damage inside, also scoring 14.
The Lady Chiefs didn’t shoot well from the line, hitting just 12 of 21 points.
Wyoming Indian finishes the season 19-6.