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Lady Tigers dealt two losses

Encampment girls continue trying to scratch a conference win after falling to Farson-Eden, Cokeville

 

January 29, 2020

Photo courtesy Mary Martin

Peyton Munroe looks for an opening on Friday against Farson-Eden.

The Encampment Lady Tigers played host to two conference rivals over the weekend and would, unfortunately, suffer the sting of two more losses. On Friday, the Lady Tigers hosted the Farson-Eden Lady Pronghorns (4-9, 1-2) and on Saturday the Cokeville Lady Panthers (8-1, 2-0).

Despite the two losses, both coach and players are positive about their future as the season progresses.

"I just think we have a lot of talent on our team for being as young as we are, so the more experience we get, the better we will become," said junior Lizzi James.

Lady Tigers vs.

Lady Pronghorns

"We definitely had a slow start against Farson and we let them get on a run that was difficult to come back from," said James. I know that if we work on solidifying the small things, we will have a better outcome the next time we play them."

In the second quarter, that run was one in which the Lady Pronghorns put 20 points on the scoreboard while keeping Encampment scoreless.

"That proved to be the difference in the game," said Clint Bromley, head coach of the Lady Tigers.

James led the Lady Tigers against Farson-Eden with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Freshman Cora Schroeder followed with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals and junior Shiann Finney scored 7 points and had 3 rebounds.

The final score against the Lady Pronghorns was 30-53.

Lady Tigers vs.

Lady Panthers

"Cokeville is the real deal and you have to come mentally prepared for the battle," Bromley said. "We gave 24 fast-break points and, had we been able to defend that portion of the game, the score would have been a lot closer."

"I believe we actually played pretty well in the Cokeville game," James said. "Our weakest point was stopping the fast-breaks, but our overall defense was relatively strong."

Bromley agreed with James, "Execution wise, I thought the Cokeville game was the better game of the two this weekend for us, and now we have to bring that same intensity on offense to every game."

Photo courtesy Mary Martin

Allison Bromley drives past Cokeville.

James would, again, lead the Lady Tigers as they faced the Lady Panthers. The junior scored 7 points and had 4 rebonds. Schroeder followed with 6 points and 3 rebounds and Finney scored 6 points and had 5 rebounds.

"We've already improved a lot this season," said James. "It's just a matter of putting it all together, which I know we can do."

"Right now we are trying to win a conference game so we can get into the regional tournament and I feel we can do that if we continue to improve the rest of the season," said Bromley.

Following their two losses, the Lady Tigers are 5-8 for the season and 0-2 in conference play. The Lady Tigers will host HEM at 4 pm on Friday. Encampment will get another shot at conference play as they are hosted by the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers at noon on February 1 in Baggs.

 

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