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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 ...

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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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