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Big third quarter boosts Lyman past Lander boys

Dec 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Lyman outscored Lander Valley High School 21-6 in the third quarter to change the momentum and pick up a 50-38 boys basketball victory Saturday night at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.

The win was the second league victory of the season for the Eagles.

Lyman pounded Pinedale on Friday night. The game vs. the Eagles was the Class 3-A West conference opener for the Tigers.

"There was a couple of different things that happened in the third quarter," LVHS boys assistant coach Roger Hitshew said. "Lyman started to get a little more pressure. We didn't box out. They had a lot of second shots."

LVHS used a strong defensive effort to control Class 4-A Green River 46-35 Tuesday night in a non-conference boys basketball game in Sweetwater County.

"We really put a lot of pressure on the (Green River) guard," LVHS boys coach Terry Hopkin said on the Green River win.

Lyman 50, Lander 38

The second quarter was the most productive one of the game for the Tigers.

In the period, Jordan Crane swished two 3-pointers, and Hunter Bregar had one. LVHS was up 20-11 in the third quarter.

Lyman shut down Lander's offense in the third quarter to get the league victory.

Lucas Watkins led LVHS with nine points. Cisco Taylor had game-high points at 24 for Lyman.

LVHS 46, Green River 35

(Tuesday night)

The tone was set by the Tigers in the first half when the visiting team had a 16-13 lead at the break.

"That was a great job for us defensively," Hopkin said.

LVHS hit three 3-pointers in a row, as Hunter Bregar had two and Crane one to pull away from Green River early in the third quarter.

"We have been waiting for these guys to hit one or two 3-pointers," Hopkin said. "We have some shooters. They just have to pull the trigger once in awhile."

Bregar led the way in scoring at 12 points on three 3-pointers. Casey Winger 11 chipped in with 11. Watkins added nine points.

"You have to have a balanced attack to compete," Hopkin said. "Green River was as big as we were inside. We really had to play some defense. I thought that our kids performed really well."

Lyman boys 50, Lander 38

LYMAN 2 9 21 18 -- 50

LVHS 6 14 6 12 -- 38

Lander -- Jordan Crane 1 (2) 0-0 8, Jess Oldham 2 0-0 4, Hunter Bregar 1 (1) 0-0 5, CooXooeii Black 0 2-2 2, Casey Winger 3 2-5 8, Lucas Watkins 3 3-4 9. Totals 10 (3) 7-11 38.

Lyman -- Schofield 1 0-0 2, Taylor 6 (3) 3-4 24, Stokes 1 (1) 7-8 12, Rollins 1 0-0 2, Gillies 2 1-2 5. Totals 13 (4) 12-20 50.

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