Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports WriterWIHS trailed 7-0 and 15-4 in Thursday's game.
Wyoming Indian was a bit slow getting off the bus in Big Horn County Thursday night to open the 2013-14 basketball season. The Lady Chiefs fell behind 7-0 but played even after that in a 54-45 loss to Lovell.
Wyoming Indian couldn't find the range early, and Lovell built the lead behind impressive play from Kim Shumway and Shayli MacArthur.
With 4:36 left in the opening period, Jasmine McGill finally broke the ice for Wyoming Indian. Loveeda White added another basket to cut the margin to 7-4, but Lovell put together an 8-0 run and built a double-digit lead early in the second period.
Wyoming Indian is a young team this season with just two of seniors, but the Chiefs clawed back into the game and made it a contest, trailing 19-14 late in the second period.
A trey by White with 3:22 left in the third period cut Lovell's lead to 38-31 but another run, this one a 5-0 spurt on a 3-pointer and layup by MacArthur, ended Wyoming Indian's rally.
MacArthur led all scorers with 23, while Shumway added 10 for the Bulldogs.
Brindi Lock paced the Lady Chiefs with 12 points n play limited by foul trouble. Loveeda White tallied 11, including a 3-pointer.
The Chiefs continued on to Billings for a tournament with Montana teams on Friday and Saturday.
WYOMING INDIAN 4 16 13 12 -- 45
LOVELL 13 16 15 10 -- 54
Wyoming Indian - Elsie Marquez 1-2 1, Brindi Lock 3 6-11 12, Loveeda White 3 (1) 2-6 11, Amerine Brown 1 (1) 0-0 5, Jasmine McGill 3 0-2 6, Shaylee Lonedog 1 0-0 2, Dailyn Friday 2 4-5 8. Totals 13 (2) 13-26 45
Lovell - Mayklee Nicholls 3 0-0 6, Savannah Savage 3-4 3, Loren Hinckley 1 0-0 2, Shayli MacArthur 8 (1) 4-9 23, Mercedes Heny 2-4 2, Emily Reasch 3 2-6 8, Kim Shumway,4 2-9 10. Totals 19 (1) 13-28 54
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