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Powell girls manage a slow-down win over short-handed Riverton
Jan 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer
In a low-scoring non-conference game, the Powell Lady Panthers got off to a quick start and held off the Riverton Lady Wolverines 30-23 Saturday afternoon in Park County.
With the loss, the Lady Wolverines complete the non-conference part of their schedule with a 3-13 record and will now prepare for their first Class 4-A West conference game next Saturday in Rock Springs.
Kiley Ridgway scored nine points to lead Riverton, which struggled to put good shots into the hoop but pulled to within three with at 29-26 three minutes to play.
"We continue to miss wide-open shots. Our percentage was miserable. We continue to be our own worst enemy. The difference was at the free-throw line," RHS head coach Ron Porter said.
Riverton was 3-9 at the charity stripe and Powell was 10-13.
Riverton was playing without point guard Camey Fegler, who missed the game due to a family issue. Fegler will be back with the team for practice Monday and is expected to play against Rock Springs.
"We slowed it down a little bit and we were really, really sick. We had a number of kids that we played minimally. We might as well try something because we were getting the shots and they weren't going and they were scoring. I thought we might as well shorten the game," Porter said.
Porter said that Bree Olson did a pretty good job on the boards and was active.
"We're going to do some shooting. We'll shoot from six feet out like we have been for the last two months," Porter said.
Ridgway finished the game with 15 rebounds, and Taylor Harris had six rebounds and two assists.
Riverton 2 9 3 9 -W22; 23
Powell 8 12 3 7 -W22; 30
Riverton (23) -- Savannah Salisbury 0 0-0 (2) 6, Maci Evans 1 0-0 2, Bree Olson 2 0-0 4, Kiley Ridgway 3 3-6 9, Taylor Harris 1 0-3 2, Jensyn Pettit 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Wells 0 0-0 0.