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Lander teams win at home vs. Mountain View

Jan 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Lucas Watkins and Kaylynn Cox-Mantlo were the leading scorers for the Tigers.

Kaylynn Cox-Mantlo registered a career-high 22 points to lift the Lander Valley High School girls basketball team to a 55-43 victory over Mountain View Saturday night at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.

Shanda Post added 18 points to help put LVHS back on the winning track.

Mountain View played a triangle-and-two defense against LVHS.

"They were playing man against Shanda and Keesha Rowan," Robinson said. "Kaylynn almost scored all of her points from the high post. She was just catching the basketball from the free throw line area and knocking them down."

The LVHS boys completed the sweep over Mountain View with a 42-36 victory for their first conference victory of the season.

"It's nice to get any kind of victory," LVHS coach Terry Hopkin said. "Defensively, we are where we need to be. We just have to step up to the line and start making the free throws and making layups.

The LVHS girls lost to Riverton High School 49-48 on Tuesday night in front of their home fans, and the LVHS boys fell 49-45.

"We played better Saturday than we have in the last week or so," Robinson said.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the LVHS girls. Lander is now 1-3 in conference play.

"We needed the win," Robinson said.

LVHS plays Friday night at Pinedale in conference play in a boys-girls doubleheader.

"I would rather be playing two games this weekend, but it will give us a chance to work on some things in practice," Robinson said.

LVHS girls 55, Mountain View 43

Cox-Mantlo scored four points in the first period and was scoreless in the second quarter. She bounced back with 10 points in the third quarter, notching all of Lander's points for the period.

The Tigers were up 36-30 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter, Post scored three field goals and two free throws for the win.

"Everybody played really well for us," Robinson said.

LVHS boys 42, Mountain View 36

After going into halftime with a 14-12 lead, the Tigers had their best offensive quarter in the third period.

LVHS outscored Mountain View 16-9 to take the advantage for good.

In the final period, Mountain View sent LVHS to the free throw line again and again.

LVHS finished the game 12-24 from the charity stripe.

"You just can't give up that many points and not score layups," Hopkin said. "When we play good teams, we are going to be in big trouble."

Lander's Lucas Watkins had 16 points for the Tigers, and Casey Winger finished with 11.

LVHS girls 55, Mountain View 43

LVHS 14 12 10 19 -- 55

MVHS 12 6 12 13 -- 43

Lander -- Shanda Post 5 (2) 2-2 18, Keeley Garvin 2 1-2 5, Kaylynn Cox-Mantl0 10 2-3 22, Drew Deking 0 0-2 0, Keesha Rowan 2 3-5 7, Jarisa Robertson 0 0-1 0, Cherikie Tilman 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 (6) 9-17 55.

Mountain View -- Dolezal 1 4-4 6, Newton 0 6-6 6, Dellinger 5 0-0 10, Vitt 4 2-4 10, Hadlark 4 (1) 0-1 11. Totals 14 (3) 12-15.

LVHS boys 42, Mountain View 36

LVHS 7 7 16 12 -- 42

MVHS 8 4 9 15 -- 36

Lander -- Jaxon Hedges 0 1-2 1, Jordan Crane 0 (1) 3-4 6, Hunter Bregar 0 (1) 1-2 4, Casey Winger 3 5-12 11, Alex Hogan 1 0-0 2, Lucas Watkins 6 2-2 11. Totals 12 (2) 12-24 42.

Mountain View -- Walk 1 (2) 1-2 9, Flake 0 1-2 1, Housekeeper 4 (1) 0-0 11, Henstra 0 1-2 1. Totals 9 (4) 6-12 36.

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