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Encampment escapes Rattlers

Lady Tigers win big against Laramie sophomores, narrowly defeat conference rival. Tigers lose nail biter in Laramie vs. Plainsmen Sophomores, de-fang Rattlers at home

 

January 24, 2018

Photo courtesy Mary Martin

Sean Stewart battles a Rattler for the ball in Saturday's game against LSRV

Lady Tigers vs. Lady Plainsmen Sophomores

Encampment went on the road Tuesday, Jan. 16 to face off against the Laramie Sophomores. The Lady Tigers ended the game against Laramie with a 27-point lead.

The Lady Tigers had a 22-6 lead against the Laramie Sophmores in the first quarter. According to Clint Bromley, head coach of the Encampment Lady Tigers, this set the tone for the game.

Juniors Noelle Peterson and Paige Powell led the team in scoring with 27 points and 14 points, respectively. Powell also led the team in rebounding with 22 rebounds.

"Noelle Peterson had an outstanding offensive game and Paige Powell was a monster on the boards," said Bromley.

Bromley added that he is hoping for more consistency as it will be important for winning games during conference play.

The final score was 52-25.

Lady Tigers vs.

Lady Rattlers

On Saturday, Little Snake River Valley ventured into Tiger Nation and were defanged by both the Tigers and Lady Tigers.

The absence of senior Micaiah Pantle led to a game full of ups and downs for the Lady Tigers as they took on the Lady Rattlers. Pantle had suffered a concussion the week before and sophomore Riley Little was asked to step up as point guard. According to Bromley, it was a steep learning curve that Little handled fairly well.

Encampment girls enjoyed a lead over Baggs for most of the game. As the 4th quarter began, the Lady Tigers had a 14 point lead over the Lady Rattlers. By the end of the game, however, LSRV had closed that lead by 12. Bromley said that everything that could go wrong in the final quarter did go wrong. He still had praise for the girls, though.

"I am proud of my girls that they kept their composure enough to get out of the game with a win," said Bromley.

Peterson again led the team in scoring with 26 points against the Lady Rattlers. Hailey Barkhurst followed with 12 points and Cheyanne Jordan with 8.

"Noelle Peterson and Hailey Barkhurst both had outstanding performances for us and without their effort the outcome would have been quite different," Bromley said.

The final score was 52-50. The Lady Tigers are now 3-1 for conference and 11-1 for the season.

Tigers vs. Plainsmen Sophomores

The Tigers went on the road Tuesday, Jan. 16 to face off against the Laramie Sophomores where the Encampment boys lost by 1 point with a final score of 59-60.

Tigers vs. Rattlers

The Tigers were able to dispatch the Rattlers, ending the game with a 16-point lead. Senior Wyatt Cox led the Tigers with 21 points. Sophomores Reid Schroeder and Dayne Anderson followed up with 16 points and 13 points, respectively.

"In the last few games our rebounding has improved but still needs work to give us the best chance of being successful," said Jake Johnston, head coach of the Encampment Tigers.

Photo courtesy Mary Martin

Paige Powell follows through with a shot against the Lady Rattlers on Saturday

Cox, along with leading the team in scoring, also lead the team in rebounding with 9 rebounds. Freshman Dalton Peterson, who scored 7 points against the Rattlers, also had 9 rebounds. Schroeder followed Cox and Peterson with 8 rebounds.

The final score was 63-47. This weekend's win puts Encampment boys at 2-2 for conference and 9-3 for the season.

"I thought the kids played well defensively and played hard," said Johnston, "Baggs is a well-coached fundamental team that is quick and passes the ball well but our kids stuck to their assignments and did their jobs."

Johnston also said that the team still had some things to clean up before starting the second half of conference play.

Encampment will travel to the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School to face the Miners at 4 p.m. on Jan. 26 before hosting the Saratoga Panthers at noon on Jan. 27.

 

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