Dec 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorLyman kept Lander Valley High School's girls out of rhythm offensive rhythm Saturday night in a 50-42 victory for the visiting team at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
The contest was the Class 3-A West conference opener for the Tigers.
The Lyman Eagles beat Pinedale on Friday night. The Tigers are 3-2 on the basketball season.
"We just didn't shoot the ball well," LVHS girls coach Spike Robinson said. "That is the bottom line. We had great shots early. Nothing would fall for us. Our transition game was working really at the start of the game."
The LVHS girls knocked off lass 4-A Green River 53-47 on Tuesday night in Green River. Green River plays in the Class 4-A West conference this year.
"It's kind of an odd thing to play on Tuesday," Robinson said. "It's pretty strange. I don't know that if it's good or bad."
Lyman 50, LVHS 42
The Eagles had a strong motion offense in the opening period, scoring 17 points in the fieldhouse.
Lyman slowed down in the second period as LVHS outscored its conference opponent 11-10.
Lyman was up 27-22 at the break.
In the third quarter, Lander's Keesha Rowan hit a 3-pointer to pull the Tigers to 33-32. Lyman went on a 5-0 run before Shanda Post hit two free throws to make the score 38-34.
Lyman started out the final period hitting a 3-pointer.
Rowan fouled out of the game with 2:20 left with the Eagles up 46-42.
LVHS didn't score the rest of the way.
Lander's Deja Jones had 13 points, and Post finished with 12. Jones scored six of those points in the first period.
Lander girls 53, Green River 47
The Tiger girls had an eight- or 12-point lead for most of the game.
"We played pretty well up to about four minutes left," Robinson said. "We kind of them let them back into it a little bit."
LVHS didn't press on the defensive side of the ball.
"We played solid half-court defense," Robinson said. "We ran the ball really well. We were getting a lot of easy shots."
Rowan dropped in 17 points. Post finished with 14, and Kaylnn Cox-Mantlo had 10 points.
Rowan hit a couple of 3-pointers on her way to the high-point total.
Lyman girls 50, Lander 42
LYMAN 17 10 15 8 -- 50
LVHS 11 11 14 6 -- 42
Lander -- Shanda Post 4 4-10 12, Kaylnn Cox-Mantlo 0 2-2 2, Drew DeKing 0 1-2 1, Keesha Rowan 3 (1) 0-3 9, Jarisa Robertson 0 1-2 1, Deja Jones 5 3-5 13, Cherikie Tillman 2 0-1 2. Totals 14 (1) 11-25 42.
Lyman -- Rasmussen 2 0-0 4, Limoges 2 (2) 2-6 12. Smith 4 0-2 8. Cross 0 1-2 1, Hallam 5 2-4 12, Harris 2 1-2 5, Bluemel 1 0-0 2, Dennis 3 0-0 6. Totals 19 (2) 6-16 5-.
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