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WIHS, Shoshoni girls primed for game with title at stake
Feb 15, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Sports Writer
Wyoming Indian's Lady Chiefs moved to 6-1 in Southwest 2-A conference play with a weekend sweep of Big Piney and Kemmerer.
Friday, the Chiefs beat an improved Kemmerer squad 64-58, then cruised to a 54-34 win over Big Piney on Saturday.
The wins set up a Thursday showdown with Shoshoni in Ethete. The winner of that game earns the top seed in the Southwest no matter what happens in Friday's game between Wyoming Indian and Wind River.
The Shoshoni Lady Blue have only one loss in conference play this season, an overtime thriller against the Chiefs at Shoshoni. A WIHS win over Shoshoni guarantees the top spot in next weekend's regional at Riverton even if the Chiefs lose to Wind River on Friday.
Wyoming Indian senior Anneshia Hill carried her team to the win over Kemmerer with an unprecedented eight 3-pointers, seven in the opening half.
A more-balanced Wyoming Indian team took care of Big Piney on Saturday behind 16 from Hill. Five other girls scored from six to eight points.
The Lady Chiefs tallied only 20 first-half points, but the defense continues to improve.
They limited Big Piney to just one basket in the second period by Megan Sims.
Offenses improved on both ends of the floor in the third quarter, but a 12-point cushion at the half was enough.
Wyoming Indian regrouped in the final period to pull away from the Punchers for the season sweep.
WIHS 10 10 15 19 -- 54
BIG PINEY 6 2 16 10 - 34
Wyoming Indian -- Anneshia Hill 5 (2) 0-0 16, Brindi Lock 3 2-4 8, Kanani Washakie 3 0-0 6, Loveeda White 2 (1) 1-2 8, Jocelyn Underwood 1 0-1 2, Kelli Redcap 2 2-2 6, Dalynn Friday 3 0-0 6. Totals 20 (3) 5-9 54
Big Piney -- Ali Applin 4 0-0 8, Megan Sims 3 0-0 6, Becca Taylor 1 0-0 2, Bailey Copeland 1 0-0 2, Saraha Shafer 4 2-2 10, Baylee Colton 2 0-0 4. Totals 16 2-2 34