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After 0-3 start, Wind River girls have piled up nine straight wins

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

The Lady Cougars are fresh off a victory in the title game of the Fremont County Shootout.

Coach Justin Walker and his Wind River Lady Cougars girls basketball players are enjoying a nine-game winning streak.

The Lady Cougars are fresh off a victory in the title game of the Fremont County Shootout.

Wind River edged Wyoming Indian in the final game at Ethete.

"We are seeing some really good things right now from our kids," Walker said.

"They are starting to learn to play solid team defense and know what that means. They are really coming along in the aspect of knowing how to play with each other."

Wind River is enjoying the Christmas break with a 9-3 record after an 0-3 start.

"Our young kids are stepping up," Walker said. "Our seniors are doing a fantastic job of leading the team."

The Lady Cougars have become one of the top defensive teams in Class 2-A.

"Our best defense is our man-to-man defense," Walker said.

Wind River won four games in the two-day tournament in Ethete.

"Any time you put a nice solid win streak together, it shows that you are being consistent," Walker said.

"It shows growth and that the kids are doing the right things."

The seniors on the roster for the Lady Cougars are Macayla Arrington, Lexy Brown, Tory Thoman, Josee Vogel and Michaun Yellowplume.

Thoman and Vogel missed the Fremont County Shootout, but sophomore Alexa Wagon had some good offensive production in the tournament.

"Our shot selection is a big thing that we are going to work on," Walker said. "We are working on rotations from offense to defense."

League games

Wind River will host Fremont County rival Shoshoni this Thursday night in Pavillion.

"It's extremely important that we get a good jump on the second half of the season," Walker said. "We had a great preseason."

The Lady Cougars play at Thermopolis on Friday.

Kemmerer has a 6-3 mark in Class 2-A play.

"Kemmerer is tough," Walker said.

Class 2-A girls

basketball records, with

conference mark first

Northeast

Tongue River, 6-2

Sundance, 4-3

Big Horn, 3-6

Wright, 3-7

Moorcroft, 1-6

Southeast

Pine Bluffs 1-0, 6-1

Burns 0-0, 5-2

Southeast 0-0, 4-2

Lusk 0-0, 5-3

Saratoga 0-1, 4-7

Northwest

Lovell, 6-2

Greybull, 4-3

Thermopolis, 4-5

Rocky Mountain, 3-6

Riverside, 0-7

Southwest

Wind River, 9-3

Kemmerer, 6-3

Wyoming Indian, 5-4

Shoshoni, 5-5

Big Piney, 3-5