Girls Basketball: Little Snake River vs. Cokeville 1A State Championship [VIDEO]
Highlights of the Saturday, March 3rd Class 1A girls basketball state championship game between Little Snake River and Cokeville.
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The Lady Rattlers would cap off an undefeated season, and win their first state title, since 2002.
As soon as this game is over…these guys have 1 thing in mind…spring break dude! It is that time of year.
Little Snake River vs. Cokeville for the 1A State Championship…1st quarter…Cokeville wearing the black and already down 5-nothing…Tessa Teichert will take care of that problem temporarily with the drive and bucket…and now the Lady Panthers only trail 5-to-2.
But Little Snake River was on fire for most of the quarter…Lydia Skalberg with one of those…what the heck type shots…it’s early…not a big deal if she misses…Lady Rattlers are up 7-to-2.
Now watch closely on this next highlight…props to Morgan Wille for causing a back-court turn-over…but was she out of bounds when she made the save? I think the ref missed that one, but the play went on..Skalberg’s going to drive and get the 2 for L-S-R who now lead 9-to-2.
Later…the Lady Rattlers had motivation for this game…an undefeated season was on the line and Wille was busting her tail to make sure it would happen…there’s a 3-ball in the corner pocket…13 points for the senior and her team is up 13-to-7.
Actually…the ladies from Baggs had something else in mind…and that was payback from last year’s semi-finals…Caelee Criswell…and that was almost from W-N-B-A range…I think someone’s been practicing…Lady Rattlers now lead 17-to-7.
There was more to come…Taylor Kaisler is going to start getting in on the act..this is part of an 11-zip run and she led all scorers with 18 points. Her team was not messing around with 22-to-7 advantage.
Cokeville had to get something going soon, or else they were going to be in for a long game…Ana Cook is going to put 3 points into the oven…that got her team into double-digits scoring wise…but the Lady Panthers were trailing 22-to-10 after the first 8 minutes.
2nd quarter…Little Snake River was not about ready to let up…it took a few tries up close, but Shelby McKee will finally get the ball to drop in and her team was establishing their dominace with a 24-to-10 advantage.
And they were not done..here’s more from Kaisler…she had quite a game…actually she had a double-double…12 rebounds on top of those 18 points…and the scoreboard now reads 26-to-10.
From there…the pace of the game slowed down a lot..and highlights were few and far in between..nice fake by Tessa Teichert..she led her team with 17 points…that was 2 and 1 more is on the way…Cokeville though is still being doubled-up, 26-13.
L-S-R did not mind the direction the game was going in…they looked comfortable..and so did McKee on that long jumper…the Lady Rattlers would go into the locker room…up 32-to-19.
3rd quarter…again…not a whole lot going on…Criswell is going to strike from the wing for 2 more points to add to the cause…and this game was starting to get out of hand..it’s 39-to-20.
When that happens…some plays just become easy to pull off…like this one…Skalberg is wide open behind the defense and she’ll get another bucket up close to make it 41-to-20 in favor of her team.
The Lady Rattlers were in position to squeeze that championship trophy out of the opposition…they find Kaisler leading the fast break…and she finds her team, 2 more points…they are now up by 23…it’s 45-to-22.
As for the defending state champs…unfourtunetly a repeat this time a-round was not in the cards…but they had some moments…Teichert took matters into her own hands on that highlight…but the Lady Panthers were on the wrong end of a 47-to-26 score, going into the final 8 minutes.
4th quarter…Cokeville kept trying to claw their way back into it…despite the odds…Cook is going to whip up a 3 from the corner to try to make the score a little better, but it’s now 47-to-29.
Actually they were starting to get a few things to go their way finally…and we’ll give them a little bit of love…here’s Teichert again with the drive and the finish…she did her part and then some…but her team still trails, 47-to-31.
Let’s see if we can get someone new in here…how about Ka-taya Kall-strom…she’ll make a contribution with a turn around jumper…the score was getting a little bit closer at 49-to-33.
We’ll show a little bit more…just give the ball to Teichert…she knows what to do…this time it’s for 3 and that was much needed…Cokeville is now down 49-to-36, which is the closest they’ve been in a long time.
But they were not going to get any closer…L-S-R decided to throw in some insurance points, just in case. Wille’s got the perfect policy to get her team another 2 points which was more than enough.
Just like the boys…the Little Snake River Lady Rattlers would also put together, a perfect 28-and-oh season…winning the 1A state championship game…53-to-38. It’s their first girls basketball state title…since 2002.