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Tigers host Lander Classic

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Wheatland, Douglas and Rawlins are in the field.

Lander Valley High School will play three straight boys basketball games against Class 3-A East opponents Friday and Saturday at the Lander Classic.

The Tigers take a 3-2 overall record into the two-day tournament. They are 0-1 in the Class 3-A West conference

The varsity games are set for Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse. Junior varsity games are in the LVHS auxiliary gym.

"We have played hard, but we have a lot to learn about each other," LVHS coach Terry Hopkin said.

LVHS fell to the Lyman Eagles 50-38 in the conference opener on Saturday night.

In the league affair, the Tigers were up in the first half but couldn't hold the lead in the third and fourth quarters.

"We are up and down," said Hopkin about how LVHS has played in the first five games. "We play great defense for the first half, and we we'll play terrible defense for a half. We need to be more consistent."

The Tigers play at 7:30 p.m. Friday vs. Rawlins in the first tournament game.

"I feel as the year progresses, we will get better at offense," Hopkin said. "We need our leaders to step up and take charge."

LVHS plays Wheatland at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The Tigers challenge Douglas at 7 p.m. in the final game of the tournament.

"It will be a great test for us this week," Hopkin said. "We will find out where the power is in 3-A."

Rawlins has a 3-1 mark. Wheatland is 3-2, and Douglas sits at 1-3.

"I would like us to play a full game," Hopkin said. "We need to find out who our scores will be for the year. We are not shooting the ball real well. Our percentages are low."

The LVHS girls will be at the Douglas Classic Friday and Saturday.

They play 6 p.m. Friday vs. Rawlins. LVHS has games at 11 a.m. vs. Wheatland and 7 p.m. vs. Douglas Saturday.

Lander Classic boys

basketball schedule

Varsity (fieldhouse)

Friday

3 p.m. -- Wheatland vs. Worland

4:30 p.m. -- Douglas vs. Cody

6 p.m. -- Lyman vs. Torrington

7:30 p.m. -- Lander vs. Rawlins

Saturday

8 a.m. -- Lyman vs. Douglas

9:30 a.m. -- Lander vs. Wheatland

11 a.m. -- Worland vs. Rawlins

12:30 p.m. -- Torrington vs. Cody

2:30 p.m. -- Lyman vs. Wheatland

4 p.m -- Rawlins vs. Cody

5:30 p.m. -- Torrington vs. Worland

7 p.m. -- Lander vs. Douglas

Junior varsity (auxiliary gym)

Friday

3 p.m. -- Lyman vs. Torrington

4:30 p.m. -- Lander vs. Rawlins

6 p.m. -- Wheatland vs. Worland

7:30 p.m. -- Douglas vs. Cody

Saturday

8 a.m. -- Rawlins vs. Worland

9:30 a.m. -- Cody vs. Torrington

11 a.m. -- Lyman vs. Douglas

12:30 p.m. -- Lander vs. Wheatland

2:30 p.m. -- Torrington vs. Worland

4 p.m. -- Lyman vs. Wheatland

5:30 p.m. -- Lander vs. Douglas

7 p.m. - Rawlins vs. Cody

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