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Douglas knocks off Lander boys in overtime contest

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Douglas snapped the Lander Valley High School Tigers seven-game winning streak in a 59-52 overtime victory on Saturday night in the final game of the Douglas ...

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Douglas snapped the Lander Valley High School Tigers seven-game winning streak in a 59-52 overtime victory on Saturday night in the final game of the Douglas Classic boys basketball tournament. The win put the Tigers at 7-1 on the season and finished the pre-Christmas schedule for coach Terry Hopkin and his players. "I thought that we learned a lot of things about our basketball team," Hopkin said. "Defensively, we didn't stop ball penetration very well. That is one of the areas that we need to work on, and boxing out. Those are two major fundamentals that we didn't do very well against Douglas. "Lander beat Wheatland 63-52 and Rawlins 52-49 in the first two games of the Douglas Classic. Cody downed Torrington (64-39) and Douglas (57-51) before losing to Wheatland (47-35). "Douglas is big and physical," Hopkin said. "If you don't rebound and box out, then you are never going to beat them." Lady Tigers The Lander girls went 0-3 at the Lander Classic at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse. The Tigers lost a 71-68 overtime decision to Wheatland on Friday night. Lander fell to Rawlins 72-65 and Douglas 57-40 on Saturday. The Lander girls enter the break at 2-6. Douglas boys 59, Lander 52 "We just didn't shoot the ball very well in overtime," Hopkin said. The Tigers were 0-4 from the free-throw line in the overtime period. Douglas outscored the Tigers 9-2 to collect the victory. Douglas was 5-7 from the free throw line. "It was one of those things that Douglas gave us everything that they had," Hopkin said. "We stepped it up." Lander trailed by nine points at halftime. The Tigers made run in third quarter to outscore the home team 19-12. "We had an opportunity to win the game," Hopkin said. "We are going to learn a lot from that. It gives us a whole lot to work on during Christmas break and focus on the things that we need to do to win the game." Douglas Classic boys basketball tournament Friday scores Wheatland 54, Lyman 35 Cody 64, Torrington 39 Lander 52, Rawlins 49 Douglas 51, Jackson 46 Saturday scores Rawlins 61, Lyman 50 Jackson 58, Torrington 33 Lander 63, Wheatland 52 Cody 57, Douglas 51 Lyman 63, Torrington 29 Rawlins 70, Jackson 63 Wheatland 59, Lander 52 OT Lander Classic girls basketball scores Friday Torrington 52, Cody 40 Lyman 64, Rawlins 51 Douglas 37, Jackson 31 Wheatland 71, Lander, 68 OT Saturday Torrington 71, Jackson 33 Lyman 48, Wheatland 35 Douglas 61, Cody 31 Rawlins 72, Lander 65 Douglas 57, Lander 40 3-A East boys basketball standings, with conference mark listed first Buffalo 1-0, 4-3 Douglas 0-0, 6-2 Glenrock 0-0, 5-2 Rawlins 0-0, 5-2 Wheatland 0-0, 4-3 Newcastle 0-0, 1-5 Torrington 0-0, 0-7 Worland 0-1, 2-5 West Cody 2-0, 7-1 Lander 1-0, 7-1 Mountain View 1-0, 6-2 Powell 1-1, 5-3 Star Valley 1-1, 3-3 Lyman 1-1, 2-6 Jackson 0-2, 4-4 Pinedale 0-2, 0-8 Girls East Worland 1-1, 4-3 Douglas, 0-0, 8-0 Rawlins 0-0, 6-1 Wheatland 0-0, 6-2 Torrington 0-0, 5-2 Glenrock 0-0, 4-3 Newcastle 0-0, 3-3 Buffalo 0-1, 3-4 West Lyman 2-0, 6-2 Powell 2-0, 6-2 Cody 2-0, 3-5 Mountain View 1-0, 6-2 Lander 0-1, 2-6 Star Valley 0-2, 1-5 Pinedale 0-2, 1-7 Jackson 0-2, 0-8

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