Lady Eagles win pair of games over weekend

Jan 29, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

The St. Stephen's Lady Eagles continued to roll in Class 1-A Northwest Conference action with a weekend sweep of Ten Sleep and Burlington.

Friday at home, the Eagles played sluggishly after missing two days of practice due to the heavy snowfall across the Wind River Indian Reservation, but they rallied with a 23-point third quarter to pull away from a pesky Pioneer squad 60-37.

The Eagles were out of sync against Ten Sleep's extended 1-2-2 zone defense, and their usual hot shooting from the perimeter was absent throughout the game. St. Stephen's didn't hit a single trey in the win.

Senior Trinity Goggles was a demon on the defensive boards, limiting the Pioneers to just one shot on most possessions.

Ten Sleep's defense left big openings in the high post, but the Eagles weren't able to find anyone near the free-throw line in their half-court offense.

It didn't matter in the half court with St. Stephen's pressure defense. Most of the Eagles' baskets came in transition off steals or errant passes by Ten Sleep.

The familiar duo of Kayle Addison and Goggles paced St. Stephen's with 22 and 18 points, respectively.

St. Stephen's is home again this Friday, hosting Fremont County rival Dubois.

St. Stephen's - 16 8 23 13 - 60

Ten Sleep -10 6 11 10 - 37

St. Stephen's - Trinity Goggles 6 6-6 18, Lolena Brown 2 0-0 4, Kayle Addison 10 2-5 22, Angel Redman 4 0-8, Josette Oldman 0-2 0, Whisper SunRhodes 1 2-2 2, Lyndsay Harris 2 0-0 4. Totals 25 10-15 60

Ten Sleep - Starr 2-2 2, Hampton 1 0-0 2, Moore 3 1-5 5, Anderson 3 4-7 10, Erickson 1 1-2 3, Erickson 6 1-1 13. Totals 14 9-17 - 37