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Chief girls 3-3 heading into county invite
Dec 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Wyoming Indian plans to retire the number of the late Diana Soundingsides before Friday's game.
Wyoming Indian girls basketball coach Aleta Moss knows she needs to be patient with her young players.
The Lady Chiefs are sitting with a 3-3 record as they prepare to host the Fremont County basketball tournament Thursday and Friday in Ethete.
"I have a lot of young girls that are improving each game," Moss said.
One of the areas WIHS is spending a lot of time on is shooting the basketball.
"We have been working on our defense and just trying to communicate with each other," Moss said. "Our shooting percentage hasn't been to- good. Our free-throw percentage is really low."
Sophomore forward Brindi Lock put in 30 points against Big Horn a game before Christmas break. Lock was 16-26 from the free-throw line.
"We are just a whole new group than we were last year," Moss said. "Our rotation is a lot different. We are getting a lot of looks in the post. That is where we are really strong."
The WIHS girls open the tournament at 1 p.m. Thursday vs. St. Stephen's in pool play in Ethete at WIHS.
The Lady Chiefs play at 5:30 p.m. the same day against the Riverton sophomores.
The Wind River girls play at 11:30 a.m. Thursday with Saratoga.
"Wind River is going to be tough," Moss said.
"You can't look past anybody.
Riverton always has a decent sophomore team.
Saratoga was decent from last year."
The semifinals will be play at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Friday.
"It's going to be pretty interesting," Moss said.
The title game will be played at 7 p.m. Friday.
"We love to play at home in front of our home fans," Moss said.
Moss said the Lady Chiefs will honor former all-state basketball player Diana Soundingsides before the girls title game on Friday night. Soundingsides died in a car wreck last summer.
"One thing that makes this tournament special is that we are going to retire Diana's number," Moss said.
Fremont County Basketball
8:30 a.m. -- Wyoming Indian boys vs. St. Stephen's
10 a.m. -- Wind River boys vs. Saratoga
11:30 a.m. -- Wind River girls vs. Saratoga
1 p.m. -- Wyoming Indian girls vs. St. Stephen's
2:30 p.m. -- Ten Sleep boys vs. Wind River
4 p.m. -- St. Stephen's boys vs. Riverton
5:30 p.m. -- Riverton sophomore girls vs. Wyoming Indian
7 p.m. -- Saratoga boys vs. Ten Sleep
8:30 p.m. -- Riverton sophomore boys vs. Wyoming Indian
8:30 a.m. -- St. Stephen's vs. Riverton
2:30 p.m. -- Saratoga girls vs. Wyoming Indian JV