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Tigers take a hit

Encampment dealt loss by Panthers during home game on Saturday


February 12, 2020

Amanda Shepherd

Reid Schroeder goes up for a layup against the Saratoga Panthers on Saturday afternoon.

The Encampment Tigers were riding high on an undefeated season going into Saturday as they hosted the Saratoga Panthers (14-1, 4-1) in Tiger Nation. The Tigers had defeated Saratoga with a 9 point lead in January and it had been the only loss the Panthers had leading up to the rematch.

Despite the successes that Encampment had been seeing throughout their regular season, the Tigers would ultimately be unable to escape Saratoga's claws. 

"Saratoga played better than us and deserved to win," said junior Dalton Peterson.

The final score against Saratoga was 60-44.

Encampment feels the sting of a loss as the regular season, begins to come to a close and they prepare for two more conference games. This weekend, the Tigers will hit the road where they will be hosted by the Cokeville Panthers (7-9, 0-4) on Friday and the Farson-Eden Pronghorns (11-6, 2-3) on Saturday.

In preparing to face two more conference foes, Peterson said, 'We need to  have a good game plan and a good week of practice. We have played hard so far and need to keep improving moving toward post-season play."

Following this weekend, the Encampment Tigers are 15-1 for the season and 5-1 in conference play. Despite the loss to Saratoga, the Tigers are still sitting at No. 1 in the 1A Southwest Conference.

The Tigers will be hosted by Cokeville at 4 p.m. on February 14 and by the Pronghorns at noon on February 15.


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