Mar 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorFacing elimination from the Class 3-A West girls basketball tournament, the Lander Valley High School Tigers held off Jackson 45-41 Friday morning in a consolation game at Mountain View High School.
The Tigers lost to Star Valley 47-39 in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament on Thursday.
The victory moved Lander into another must-win game against the loser of Cody and Mountain View.
That game is played at 9 a.m. Saturday. The winner qualifies for the state tournament. The loser will be finished.
The title game is set for 7 p.m. Saturday.
Lander girls 45, Jackson 41
In the do-or-die game, the Tigers built a 32-25 cushion in the third quarter on a field goal from Keeley Garvin.
Lander extended the lead to 37-27 when Deja Jones scored on a layup.
In the final period, Jackson cut the lead to 38-33.
Jackson made a late charge, pulling to 39-37.
In the final two minutes, Drew DeKing and Garvin hit two free throws apiece to keep the season alive for the Tigers.
Scores from the Class
3-A West regional tournament
Star Valley 47, Lander 39
Powell 50, Jackson 35
Cody 43, Lyman 31
Lander 45, Jackson 41
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