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Weekend road trip not kind to Lander girls hoops team

Jan 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Coach Spike Robinson and his Lander Valley High School girls basketball players are road weary after playing the last three games away from Fremont County.

The Tigers lost at Powell 55-41 on Friday night, then dropped a 57-52 decision to Cody Saturday afternoon in Park County. The Tigers have had 12 road games and only three home games this year.

"We played well against Cody," Robinson said. "They were able to outrebound us toward the end of the game and got more possessions at the end of the game. It got away from us right at the end."

The Tigers play Lyman Friday night and at Mountain View Saturday to close out the five-game road trip.

"We are ready to play at home," Robinson said.

Cody 57, LVHS 52

Lander's most productive quarter in the game was a 19-point second period to give the Tigers a 27-22 halftime lead.

In the quarter, Shanda Post had seven points. Teammate Keesha Rowan connected for a 3-pointer.

Cody outscored LVHS 16-11 in the third quarter. In the final quarter, Cody's Laurel Place did her damage inside. Place scored three field goals and was 3-3 from the free-throw line. Cody was perfect from the line, going 7-7. Place ended the game with 26 points. Post had 19 points and Rowan chipped in with 16. Kaylynn Cox-Mantlo scored 10 points.

"Shanda and Keesha both played pretty well," Robinson said. "We missed a bunch of free throws that could have won the game for us. Most of those were in the first half, but they still count."

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