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WIHS girls 1-2 against weekend opponents

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

The youth of the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs showed this weekend in a 1-2 effort in Sheridan County at Tongue River and Big Horn High Schools.

Wyoming Indian fell to Wright 68-52 but rebounded Saturday morning with a hard fought 60-56 win over longtime rival Big Horn.

In their final game, perennial powerhouse Tongue River dismantled the Chiefs 74-34.

"We're really young, and we have to have a lot of players step up," Wyoming Indian head coach Aleta Moss said.

Moss found a player ready for the challenge in sophomore Brindi Lock, who paced Wyoming Indian against Wright with 20 points, then raised the ante against Big Horn with a career high 30 points and marching to the free-throw line 26 times during the game.

Lock hit 16 of those 26 attempts to help preserve Wyoming Indian's lead and pick up the win.

"They kept fouling her so we kept getting her the ball," Moss said.

Adding to the challenge for Moss was the loss of starter Jocelyn Underwood who became severely ill over the weekend, requiring medical treatment and was unable to play.

Moss praised the play of freshmen Rhiannon Mitchell and Elsie Marquez.

"It was really good experience for our younger players," Moss said. "But, we're still making mistakes."

Wyoming Indian is idle until after Christmas, when they host the annual Fremont County Shootout.

WYOMING INDIAN 18 12 8 14 -- 52

WRIGHT 17 28 6 17 --68

Wyoming Indian -- Brindi Lock 8 4-7 20, Dailyn Friday 0-4 0, Elsie Marquez 1 1-1 3, Jasmine McGill 2 (1) 0-0 5, Jocelyn Underwood 1-2 1, Kanani Washakie 4 0-3 8, Kayleen Harding 2 0-0 4, Loveeda White 5 0-2 10, Rhiannon Mitchell 1-6 1. Totals 22 (1) 5-21 52

Wright -- Brittany Bett 3 (3) 3-5 18, Erin Jones 4 (1) 6-6 17, Katie Strochschen 2 1-2 5, Kiley Segelke 3 0-0 6, Kylee Tresch 3 3-4 9, Shauna Rassmussen 4 5-9 13. Totals 19 (4) 18-26 68

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