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LVHS girls split two at regional; still alive for state

Mar 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Facing 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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