LVHS girls sweep Lyman, Mountain ViewFeb 11, 2014 By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
When the Lyman Eagles defeated the Lander Tiger girls back in December in a Class 3-A West girls basketball matchup, coach Spike Robinson was without Drew DeKing, Ashlyn Schamber, Codi Swenson or Brindi Lock in the loss.
All four were there Friday night for Lander, which got back into the win column 61-52 at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
"I thought that we really rebounded well," Robinson said. "That was the key to winning. We were able to get out and run a little bit. We got some easy shots and missed a lot in the first half. We made them in the second half."
The Tigers completed the home weekend sweep by knocking off Mountain 48-42.
Lander is 4-5 in conference and 6-10 overall.
The Tigers play at Star Valley this Friday night and in Jackson in a Saturday afternoon contest.
Lander 61, Lyman 52
A balanced LVHS attack couldn't be stopped by the Lyman Eagles.
Schamber led the Tigers with 16 points. Keesha Rowan had 10, and DeKing chipped in 11.
"If we can get three or four kids to score a little bit, then that is enough," Robinson said. "If you can score in the 60s in girls basketball, you are probably going to win 75 percent of your games."
Schamber is the No. 1 rebounder in Class 3-A at 11.3 per game.
"Ashlynn is just a good player," Robinson said. "We have been talking to her and she stepped up against Lyman. She is one of the best players in the conference."
Schamber is listed at 5-foot-10 in the program.
"She is kind of a big long guard," Robinson said. "She has a lot of qualities that she can bring to the game. She played a great game."
Keeley Garvin controlled the outside by using quickness to get away from her defenders.
"Keeley played great down the stretch for us by using her speed," Robinson said.
Garvin had nine points in the victory.
"Everybody played well for us," Robinson said.
Lyman pressed the Tigers for the majority of the game.
"We have really been working hard on the press," Robinson said. "They are big-time pressing team. It bothered them a lot."
The Tigers had a cushion for most of the first half.
"The start is always a big thing for us," Robinson said. "We don't get down when we start the game by making shots, and we don't start pressing in trying things that we can't do. We just played within ourselves."
Lander girls 48, Lyman 42
Saturday's game was tight for all four quarters.
Mountain View didn't seem affected by the long trip to Fremont County, building up a 15-7 lead after one period.
Lander was down 26-16 after the first half.
The Tigers closed the door in the third quarter, only trailing 35-33.
Lander finally took the lead in the fourth to pull out the win and even the regular season series.
Garvin scored 13 points for the Tigers.
Lander 61, Lyman 52
LANDER 17 10 12 22 -- 61
LYMAN 12 7 9 24 -- 52
Lander -- Brindi Lock 2 0-0 4, Keeley Garvin 3 3-8 9, Drew DeKing 3 (1) 2-3 11, Ashlyn Schamber 5 6-10 16, Keesha Rowan 2 (2) 2-3 12, Drew DeKing 3 1-7 7. Totals 18 (3) 14-32.
Lyman -- Peyton Limoges 1 (1) 0-0 5, Taylor Limoges 1 (3) 0-0 11, Maddison Bradshaw 3 2-3 8, Rachelle Harris 1 0-0 2, Mishawn Bluemel 3 3-6 9, Michele Kunzler 1 (2) 8-8 15, Bailey Hallam 1 0-0 2. 12 (6) 10-16 52.