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WIHS girls eliminate Greybull from tourney
Wyoming Indian High School's Kanani Washakie, left, fought for the ball from a Thermopolis player while teammate Brindi Lock right, avoided the foul. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

WIHS girls eliminate Greybull from tourney

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

Survive and advance was the phrase coined by the late Jim Valvano when commenting on tournament play.

After a disappointing opening-round loss to Thermopolis, Wyoming Indian remained in contention for a state tournament berth with a Friday-morning win over Greybull in the elimination bracket of the Class 2-A West tournament.

It was an ugly contest with a combined 55 fouls called.

The Chiefs built a 17-7 lead late in the opening period on a spectacular step-through, power move by sophomore Brindi Lock and threatened to end the game early.

Greybull showed great poise in rolling back into the lead on a 13-0 run fueled by guard Ceirra Carlson, Madi Kraft and 6-1 post Sarah Bockman.

Carlson hit a trey and converted a pair of free throws with 5:46 left in the second to for a brief 20-17 lead.

The Chiefs rallied in the final minutes of the second quarter, then blew open the game in the final two periods to advance with a surprisingly easy win.

Jasmine McGill had the best game of her career, leading all scorers with 25 points.

Wyoming Indian faces the loser of the Lovell / Rocky Mountain semifinal in a state tournament qualifying game at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in a venue to be determined later.

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GREYBULL 9 18 4 13 -- 44

WYOMING INDIAN 17 17 16 17 -- 67

Wyoming Indian -- Sierra Pingree 1 2-4 4, Brindi Lock 2 9-18 13, Kanani Washakie 2 4-12 8, Loveeda White 2 3-4 7, Rhiannon Mitchell 1 1-3 3, Jocelyn Underwood 2 2-5 6, Jasmine McGill 9 (2) 1-2 25, Alyssa Trosper 1-2 1. Totals 20 (2) 21-49 67

Greybull -- Michaela Denniston (1) 0-0 3, Georgi Hall 2-2 2, Ceirra Carlson 1 (2) 5-8 13, Hunter Grant 0-1 0, B. Gallegos 2 2-4 6, Brett Stephens 1 3-4 5, Karline McIntosh 2 4-5 8, Sarah Bockman 3 0-0 6, Jordan Kraft 1 1-6 3. Totals 9 (3) 17-30 44

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