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Wyoming Indian girls win two

Feb 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer

The Lady Chiefs rang up 156 points in the two day victories.

ETHETE -- The Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs picked up an easy sweep over Class 2-A Northwest opponents in non-conference play at home this weekend.

They ran away from Riverside 71-22 on Friday, then played well in spurts Saturday afternoon to score a season high in an 85-67 win over Greybull.

Wyoming Indian now hosts Kemmerer on Friday night and Big Piney on Saturday.

A remaining conference game later at Wind River rounds out the Southwest 2-A schedule. The Chiefs control their own destiny and can finish anywhere from first to third in the conference.

Saturday's game featured a high-scoring first half with the Chiefs pouring in 50 points by intermission in spite of not playing with their usual intensity.

"We're still having too many turnovers," Wyoming Indian head coach Aleta Moss said. "We let up on defense and rebounding, too."

The Chiefs opened a 9-0 lead behind hustling fullcourt pressure. Brett Stephens finally scored for Greybull with 6:12 on the first-period clock. Karlina McIntosh hit a 3-pointer, and the Buffs trailed by just three. But Amyrn Brown answered seconds later with a trey, and the Chiefs maintained a five to seven point lead through the remainder of the opening period.

Loveeda White poured in 17 of her game-high 24 in the opening half, including a pair of 3-pointers to blow open the game by 22 at the half.

The Chiefs held a 20-point lead for much of the third, but the game was hampered by constant interruptions as turnovers, fouls and free throws slowed the contest to a crawl.

The Chiefs never took the step to put the Buffs away for good, and Greybull kept chipping away at Wyoming Indians' substantial lead in the final period.

On the night the Buffs shot 32 free throws, hitting 23, while Wyoming Indian was 12-23 from the line.

Amyrn Brown had a solid offensive night, tallying 19 points, including three 3-pointers, with Jasmine McGill's 10 rounding out double-figure scoring.

On Friday, Riverside was helpless against Wyoming Indian's defense, and the game ended quickly via the 40-point mercy rule with a running clock.

White's 17 paced the Chiefs. McGill scored 12 and Brown 10 in a game that saw 10 Wyoming Indian players score.

"We need to play four quarters instead of three," Moss said of the weekend's efforts. "Hopefully we'll get it together soon."

WYOMING INDIAN 25 25 23 12 W22; 85

GREYBULL 18 10 20 19 W22;67

Wyoming Indian - Elsie Marquez 3 1-2 7, Kenzie Calf Boss Ribs 1 (2) W22;0 8, Loveeda White 8 (2) 2-3 24, Rhiannon Mitchell 2 0-4 4, Auburn Bell (1) 0-0 3, Amyrn Brown 2 (3) 6-6 19, Jasmine McGill 3 (1) 1-2 10, Taylor Harris 1 1-4 3, Shaylee Lonedog 2 1-2 5, Dailyn Friday 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 (9) 12-23 85

Greybull - Madi Craft 1-1 1, Ceirra Carlson 7 8-8 22, Jordan Flitner 1 2-4 4, Brett Stephens 7 (1) 1-2 18, Karlina McIntosh 1 (1) 7-11 12, Florina Villegas 1 4-6 6, Chai Durfee 2 0-0 4; Totals 19 (2) 23-32 67

WYOMING INDIAN 16 13 18 12 - 71

RIVERSIDE 4 9 5 4 -- 22

Wyoming Indian - Marquez 4 0-0 8, Calf Boss Ribs 1 0-0 2, White 4 (3) 0-0 17, Mitchell 1 0-0 2, Brown 3 (1) 1-2 10. McGill 4 (1) 1-1 12, Harris 2 0-0 4, Lonedog 3 2-2 8, Shaunte St. Clair 1 0-0 2, Friday 3 0-0 6; Totals 25 (5) 4-5 71

Riverside -- Smith 1 1-2 3, Dellos (1) 0-0 3, Hill 1 (4) 0-0 14, Justice 1 0-0 2. Totals 3 (5) 1-2 22

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