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Wyoming stars split final games against South Dakota
Jun 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
The three Fremont County standout basketball players contributed in different ways for the Wyoming all-stars over the weekend in the annual series with South Dakota.
The Riverton High School tandem of Xavier Webb and Seth Quayle reached double figures twice, but Wyoming couldn't pull out a victory.
Webb had 14 points, and Quayle finished with 11 in a 101-87 loss on Saturday night in Gillette. Webb had scored 25 points in Friday's loss, Quayle 15.
Shanda Post of Lander put in a 3-pointer late for the Wyoming girls to help her team to a 91-88 victory over South Dakota.
"Shanda hadn't scored a single basket until we got into the final two minutes of the game when she knocked down a 3-pointer when we really needed it," Wyoming all-star girls coach Will Rider said. "That happened over and over, with different players stepping up each time."
The Wyoming girls outlasted South Dakota 90-86 on Friday night. Post had 12 in that game.
"It always feels great to come away with a victory," Rider said. "A pair of victories is double-the fun."
The Wyoming girls have now swept the South Dakota all-stars for three consecutive years.
Wyoming set a new girls series record with 13 3-pointers on Saturday night.
"That is pretty impressive," Rider said.
"They were great games to watch both nights."
South Dakota boys 101, Wyoming 87
The Wyoming boys were behind 53-40 at halftime on Saturday night.
Wyoming played even in the final 20 minutes.
Laramie's Tyler Loose led Wyoming with 19 points. Logan Wasson from Gillette and Logan Burningham (Ten Sleep) scored 13 points apiece.
Wyoming girls 91, South Dakota 88
Wyoming had five players in double figures.
Hailey Ligocki from Sheridan scored a team-high 17 points. Katie Kuhn (Laramie) had 16 points.
Douglas star Kassidy Scott put in 12 points.
Gillette players Sierra Toms and Dani Williams scored 11 points apiece.
"There was very balanced scoring on both nights. The big difference was the girls just made the plays when they needed to," Rider said. "It was never the same person each time, but a combination of plays and momentum-builders that each girl contributed at different times during a couple of well-played games that could have gone either way on either night."
South Dakota boys 101, Wyoming 81
South Dakota 53 48 -- 101
Wyoming 40 47 -- 87
Wyoming scorers: Tyler Loose, Laramie, 19; Xavier Webb, 14; Logan Burningham, Ten Sleep, 12; Levi Peterson, 3; Jeremy Feist, Newcastle, 8; Logan Wasson, Gillette, 13; Seth Quayle, 11; Dylan Haddix, Gillette, 7.
South Dakota scorers: Ryan Olson, Spearfish, 3; Aidan Goetzinger, Rapid City, 3; Joe Cameron, White River, 9; Ian Barse, Rapid City Central, 10; Tanner Heiser, Watertown, 25; Wyatt Krogman, White River, 19; Brett Bennett, Rapid City Stevens, 14; Jordan Baker, Sioux Falls Christian, 2; Connor Shaull, Tea Area, 15.
Wyoming girls 91, South Dakota 88
Wyoming 49 42 -- 91
South Dakota 47 41 -- 88
Wyoming -- Shanda Post, 3; Katie Kuhn, Laramie, 16; Sierra Toms, Gillette, 11; McCorra Ford, Gillette, 9; Kallee Wilson, Rocky Mountain, 7; Kassidy Scott, Douglas, 12; Dani Williams, Gillette, 11; Hailey Ligocki, Sheridan, 17; Mali Wright, Sheridan, 5.
South Dakota -- Alyson Johnsen, Beresford, 9; Bethany Crosswait, Spearfish, 8; Haley Froelich, Lemmon, 26; Samantha Knecht, Aberdeen Central, 18; Taylor Trohkimoinen, Newell, 12.
; Gabby Haefs, Rapid City Stevens, 15.