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County cagers score for both sides in North-South contest
Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
The South beat the North 85-77 on Saturday night.
Wyoming Indian High School boys basketball coach Craig Ferris drew up a good game plan to lift his South all-stars past the North all-stars 85-77 Saturday night at Casper College.
Wyoming Indian star Alvin Spoonhunter finished with 14 points for the South. Laramie's Samuel Hainline had a team-high 16 points.
"We knew that the North had a lot of size," Ferris said. "I only know one style of play, and that is to get it up the floor as quick as we can."
Ferris made it a point to focus in on the conditioning part during the week of practice before the game.
"The first couple of days, we ran some lines," Ferris said. "A lot of the drills that we did we didn't really stand. There wasn't a lot of standing."
Spoonhunter opened the game with a 3-pointer. He was a critical player the rest of the way.
"He had a lot of break out points and open layups," Ferris said. "That is where he got most of the points."
The games were part of the Wyoming Coaches Association weekend.
Riverton's Seth Quayle knocked in 19 points for the North. Xavier Webb scored eight points, and Jordan Belville finished with six.
"The first half, Seth wasn't aggressive," Ferris said. "In the second half, he was really aggressive. He is a scorer."
Lander Valley High School's Lucas Watkins registered seven points.
Post scores 16
LVHS player Shanda Post put in 16 points to help the North beat the South 74-62 in the girls basketball game.
Gillette's Sierra Tom scored 17 points.
Kassidy Scott of Douglas had game-high efforts with 20 points.
Scott and Post will be playing basketball at Casper College in the fall.
Riverton's Kristen Bailey was part of the victory for the North team in the volleyball match.
The North outlasted the South 25-21, 20-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-10.
Riverton's Aaron Nirider was involved with the golf activities in Casper.
South boys 85, North 77
South 30 22 16 17 -- 85
North 23 17 19 18 -- 77
North -- Matthew Wigglesworth, Big Horn, 10; Bryce Ward, Rocky Mountain, 3; Xavier Webb, 8; Jacob Tapp, Kelly Walsh, 11; Logan Wasson, Gillette, 3; Jordan Belville, Riverton, 6; Logan Burningham, Ten Sleep, 2; Marshall McArthur, Powell, 8; Lucas Watkins, Lander, 7; Seth Quayle, Riverton, 19.
South -- Connor Lee, Little Snake River, 14; Cisco Taylor, Lyman, 11; Travis Smith, Lusk, 5; Keith Smith, Rock River, 2; Samuel Hainline, Laramie, 16; Alvin Spoonhunter, Wyoming Indian, 14; Tyler Loose, Laramie, 13; Matthew Johnson, Evanston, 4; Zach Legerski, Rock Springs, 2; Wyatt Hopkins, Rawlins, 4.
North girls 74, South 62
North 21 13 15 25 -- 74
South 10 12 15 25 -- 62
North -- Shanda Post, Lander, 16; Alyssa Hildebrand, Powell, 5; Dani Williams, Gillette, 15; Sierra Toms, Gillette, 17; Hailey Ligocki, Sheridan, 11; Kalle Wilson, Rocky Mountain, 3; Sarah Nielsen, Tongue River, 4; Flynn Guerrieri, Jackson, 2.
South scores -- Katie Kuhn, Laramie 3, 2; Leah Cheney, Cheyenne East, 6; Molly Kreycik, Douglas, 10; Elissia Johnson, Cheyenne East, 8; Carlie Cecil-Edelman, Douglas, 16; Kassidy Scott, Douglas. 20.