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Shoshoni girls shut down by WIHS
Jan 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
The Lady Chiefs host Wind River on Friday night, while the Wranglers now have six straight games at home.
Wyoming Indian's depth and defensive pressure was too much for the Shoshoni girls Friday night in Ethete. The Lady Chiefs rolled over the Wranglers 53-31 to move to 1-0 in the Class 2-A Southwest.
The Wranglers fell to 0-2 in conference play after a loss at Pavillion to Wind River on Thursday.
Saturday afternoon, Wyoming Indian rolled over Riverside easily in a 66-17 win.
Against SHS, the Lady Chiefs jumped ahead by seven behind head coach Aleta Moss's traditional full-court pressure defense. Shoshoni played to Wyoming Indian's tempo the entire game, with both sides racing up and down the floor on nearly every exchange. Shoshoni's Olivia Thompson is suited for that that style of play and tallied six of Shoshoni's 10 first period points on transition baskets.
The Chiefs try to pressure the ball to the sides in their full-court defensive set, and Shoshoni complied on most possessions. When the Wranglers were able to get the ball to the middle they were able to set up their offense, but shots were still hard to come by. Raine Pingetzer tallied a couple of baskets off the high post, but aside from Thompson the rest of Shoshoni's squad tallied only a single basket or hit from the charity stripe.
On the night the Wranglers were 11-23 from the free-throw line.
The Chiefs are young this season, but Moss has a deep bench and played nine different girls through the first three periods.
Wyoming Indian's Loveeda White hit a couple of unorthodox shots flying to the side and letting the ball fly one-handed in the third period that delighted the crowd, but the Chiefs did most of their damage at point-blank range on transition baskets or on power plays in the paint from Shaylee Lonedog or Dailyn Friday.
Jasmine McGill tallied the only 3-pointer in the game, hitting the long-range shot in the opening minutes.
Friday led all scorers with 14 points.
Shoshoni now returns to the friendly confines of Wrangler Gym for six straight home games, while the Chiefs host Wind River in a much-anticipated contest this Friday, then play Rocky Mountain on Saturday afternoon.
WIHS 17 14 8 11 -- 53
SHS 10 5 6 10 - 31
Wyoming Indian -- Elsie Marquez 3 0-0 6, Loveeda White 3 2-4 8, Amryn Brown 5 0-0 10, Jasmine McGill (1) 0-0 3, Shaylee Lonedog 4 0-0 8, Dailyn Friday 5 4-5 14. Totals 22 (1) 6-9 53
Shoshoni - Annika Dechert 1-4 1, Tarisha Parrish 1 0-0 2, Raine Pingetzer 2 1-4 5, Katelyn Jennings 4-6 4, Kourtney Tarango 1 1-3 3, Jen Dechert 1 0-0 2, Raimee Dempster 2-2 2, Olivia Thompson 4 2-4 10. Totals 10 11-23 31