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Lady Blue pounds Riverside girls

Feb 12, 2017 By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor

Jalene Hanway ripped down 21 rebounds for Shoshoni, while Tammy Maddock led the Wranglers with 17 points.

Jalene Hanway has become an absolute menace for the Wranglers of Shoshoni, the immovable object under the Lady Blue basket this season at both ends of the court.

However, at no other time has this been more evident than the powerful display put on by the 5-foot-10 senior center during Shoshoni's 47-33 victory over visiting Riverside at Wrangler Gym on Friday.

Hanway, a Riverton High School transfer who was relegated to junior varsity action last season after switching allegiances, ripped down 21 rebounds in about as dominant a post performance as one will witness.

"We got a lot of offensive rebounds," said Shoshoni head coach Max Mills. "We really pushed the ball and got good looks inside."

Not to be outdone by her teammate, Tammy Maddock joined in on the board-crashing party, pulling down 14 of her own to go with a game-high 17 points.

In fact, the big redhead wasted no time in establishing her own dominance down low, scoring her side's first six points of the game with close-range buckets, scoring eight points in all in the first quarter. Brianna Thompson added a basket, and Gheniece Medicine Cloud closed the opening period with a 3-pointer to make the score 14-8.

Lady Blue's defense put the clamps on the visitors, alloying only nine points combined in the second and third quarters, with only a 16-16 fourth period providing a respectable scoreline.

Mills was afforded the luxury of getting his younger players some varsity playing time as the score drifted out of reach for the Rebels. Kambree Desmond, Wirthe Pingetzer, Sydney Parazoo, Julianne Spence and Maleah Parrish all saw significant minutes.

However, it was the 5-foot-1 sophomore Parrish, who stole the show and brought the house down with a 3-pointer late in the game, which prompted a timeout by Mills and hugs all around from her teammates.

For Mills, it's very gratifying to see his youngsters contribute, he said.

"I love to see those kids have success," said Mills. "It builds their confidence, and the fact they got to do it in front of their families at home was a bonus."

Medicine Cloud added 10 points for Shoshoni, while Thompson had eight.

On Saturday, Lady Blue dropped a 49-45 decision to Greybull.

Shoshoni (11-10, 3-3 Class 2-A Northwest) will travel to Lovell for a road game on Friday before hosting Rocky Mountain on Saturday to close the regular season.

Riverside 8 2 7 16 -- 33

Shoshoni 14 10 7 16 -- 47

Riverside - Cheatham 8, Ely 4, Smith 7, Hill 6, Rollins 1, Sherburne 5, Coy 2.

Shoshoni - Desmond 0, Wh. Pingetzer 2, Parrish 3, Steffen 0, Wi. Pingetzer 0, Goff 1, Maddock 17, Parzoo 2, Thompson 8, Spence 1, Medicine Cloud 10, Hanway 3.

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