St. Stephen's girls meet marquee opponents in Lingle tournament

Dec 21, 2016 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

The Eagles beat this year's top-ranked team and were edged by last year's Class 1-A state runner-up.

It was a challenging Lingle-Fort Laramie basketball tournament for the defending Class 1-A state champion St. Stephen's girls last weekend. The Eagles went 2-1 in three close games.

Third-ranked St. Stephen's opened the tournament with a 67-63 win over top-ranked Encampment.

The Eagles handed the Tigers their first loss of the season behind 44 combined points from seniors Trinity Goggles and Kayle Addison.

Addison tallied 23, including a pair of 3-pointers, while Goggles scored on power moves inside and off transition baskets for 21 points.

St. Stephen's dominated every aspect of the game with the host Lingle Fort Laramie Doggers except in foul shooting. Lingle shot an incredible 43 free throws in the contests, connecting on 25 in the 63-58 Eagle win.

The Eagles outscored Lingle by 18 from the floor but repeated St. Stephen's fouls kept the Doggers in the game.

Addison paced St. Stephen's with 26, while Martina Brown tossed in 17.

In the final ,defending state runner-up Southeast Goshen edged the Eagles 51-46. St. Stephen's foul calls and free-throw shooting was again the biggest factor in the game. Southeast hit 12 of 19, while St. Stephen's converted five of eight attempts.

It was a very physical tournament, with Eagle players catching elbows to the face and suffering a lot of bruises.

Goggles and Addison played their scoring and leadership roles well, with Goggles working inside and Addison on perimeter shots and off quick drives to the basket throughout the tournament.

St. Stephen's 13 10 10 12 - 46

Southeast Goshen 12 10 9 20 - 51

St. Stephen's - Trinity Goggles 8 3-6 19, Kayle Addison 3 (2) 2-2 14, Martina Brown 1 (1) 0-0 5, Angel Redman 2 (1) 0-0 7. Totals 14 (4) 5-8 45

Southeast - Anderson 4 (1) 3-4 14, Corson 1 0-0 2, Foos 1 0-0 2, Buchanan 7 6-8 20, Schmidt 2 1-4 5, Schmich 1 2-3 4, Ekwall 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 (1) 12-19 51

St. Stephen's 14 20 16 17 - 67

Encampment 10 13 23 17 - 63

St. Stephen's - Goggles 10 1-2 21, Addison 7 (2) 3-3 23, Brown (2) 2-4 8, Josette Redman 1 0-0 2, Angel Redman 3 (1) 0-0 9, Orelia Lawson 2 0-2 4. Totals 23 (5) 6-11 67

Encampment - Powell 2 1-1 5, Barkhurst 3 (1) 5-7 14, Powell 5 4-7 14, Pantle 2 (1) 0-0 7, Peterson 7 5-7 19, Knotwell 1 2-3 4. Totals 20 (2) 17-25 63

St. Stephen's 20 16 17 10 - 63

Lingle-Fort Laramie 9 22 12 15 - 58

St. Stephen's - Goggles 4 0-2 8, Addison 8 (1) 7-10 26, Brown 2 (4) 1-4 17, Oldman 2-4 8, Redman 3 2-2 8, Willow 1 0-0 2, Lawson 0-1 0. Totals 18 (5) 12-23 63

Lingle - Wollert 4 9-13 17, Forkner 1 2-2 4, Riley 1 0-1 2, Jefferson 1 (2) 4-5 12, Mirich 5 2-6 12, Cooper (1) 8-14 11. Totals 12 (3) 25-43 58