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Lady Panthers split weekend

Saratoga girls fall to Cokeville, defeat Lady Pronghorns

 

January 29, 2020

Photo courtesy Riley Little

Whitney Bennett (20) gets the ball down the court.

The Saratoga Lady Panthers had a split weekend as they hosted the Cokeville Lady Panthers (11-1, 2-0) on Friday and the Farson-Eden Lady Pronghorns (5-10, 1-2) on Saturday. Despite a significant loss to the visiting Lady Panthers, Head Coach Heather Bartlett is pleased with the overall weekend performance.

"We were happy with the results of the weekend," said Bartlett. "Obviously, we lost by quite a bit to Cokeville but I was still happy with the girls' effort that they put forth during the game. They played hard and lost to a really good team."

Lady Panthers vs. Lady Panthers

"Savannah Wells played a pretty good game for us with 12 points. Honestly, we didn't spend any time at all preparing for Cokeville because I thought we had a much better chance to beat Farson and I feel like that was a good decision at the end of the day," Bartlett said.

Along with scoring 12 points against Cokeville, Wells also had 2 assists. Freshman Whitney Bennett followed with 8 points and 9 rebounds and Tasia Daley scored 4 points and had 4 rebounds.

The final score against the orange and black Lady Panthers was 28-68.

Lady Panthers vs. Lady Pronghorns

"I thought the girls played great and I was proud of them for coming back and playing great after losing to Cokeville the night before," said Bartlett. "The Farson game was close the whole way and we had to put a good 4th quarter together to get the win."

W. Bennett led the team against Farson-Eden with 20 points, 6 steals and 4 assists. Senior Taylor Bennett followed with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Wells scored 12 points and had 12 steals, senior Makiya Johnson scored 6 points and had 3 rebounds and 2 steals and Daley scored 6 points and had 4 assists.

"The real weakness we had during the game was defending the inbounds, which we were terrible at for some reason," Bartlett said. "We haven't had trouble with that so far this year so I'm not sure why what was a struggle for us."

The final score against Farson-Eden was 52-47.

Following their split weekend, the Lady Panthers are 6-7 for the season and 2-1 in conference play, sitting in the middle of the conference.

The Lady Panthers will have more conference play on Friday when they are hosted by the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers at 4 p.m. in Baggs. Saratoga will then travel to be hosted by the Mountain View Lady Buffaloes at 1 p.m. on February 1.

 

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