Lingle-Ft. Laramie Remains Undefeated After Squeaking By Southeast [VIDEO]
Video highlights of Friday, January 17th girls basketball game, between #5 2A Southeast vs. #1 1A Lingle-Ft. Laramie, played in Torrington at Eastern Wyoming College.
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Behind Kylah Meyer’s 22 points, the Lady Doggers came back from a 7-point deficit with 3 minutes to go, to top the rival Lady Cyclones.
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#5 Southeast vs. #1 Lingle-Ft. Laramie in a 2A vs. 1A matchup…and this game was played at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington…first quarter…Southeast wearing the blue…they work on plays like this…one where the shot misses the rim completely and it looks more like a pass to Shelby Wright…she scores the putback, to get her team on the board first.
The Lady Cyclones would make an early move in this one…Dani McManaman shakes off a defender and gets a bank shot to go, in order to make this a 4-to-1 game.
It took Lingle-Ft. Laramie about 3 minutes to get things going…Kaylee Greenwald with the offensive rebound and she’ll get the first field goal for her team…who now trail 4-to-3 at this point.
They would mix up their attack plan and that is what you have to do, in order to get results…Shaylee Rickard gets the swish on the short range jumper…as the Lady Doggers would take their first lead of the game…up 5-to-4.
Back and forth this game went and the jump shooters were the ones getting it done…here’s one from Jessica Lessard who plays for Southeast…that would give her squad the lead back…now ahead 6-to-5.
The one thing that the opposition had going for them…was their big girl…Kylah Meyer…6 feet tall and she’s back to help last year’s 1A state runner-ups try to finish the job…that bucket has Lingle-Ft. Laramie leading 8-to-6.
Those extra few inches pay off…especially on plays like this one…she can take an inside pass and score up close without much trouble…plus 1 more for the foul…as the Lady Doggers would move ahead 11-to-6.
The Lady Cyclones had to find a way to get around that obstacle…and they had the speed to do it…Noelle Chapman is wide open and scores easily, to put her team down 13-to-10…after the first 8 minutes.
Second quarter…Lingle-Ft. Laramie would build on their lead…Kaylee Seeds has some hands in her face but that does not bother her, as she’ll go over them and get the bucket…to make the score 17-to-12.
They were finding ways to get to the hoop and the Lady Dogger seniors were using their experience…Greenwald will drive and add 2 more to the cause…the advantage is up to 7…it’s now 19-to-12.
The opposition would then start chipping away…Erin Buchanan will do it herself on this 15 footer…with a little help from a friendly bounce…that would get Southeast to within striking distance…trailing 19-16.
The Lady Cyclones were picking up the pace and the rewards were not far behind…Madison Pragnell pulls up and drains a jumper of her own…that would cut the deficit to 1…it’s 19-to-18.
Lingle-Ft. Laramie was not about ready to give up the lead…they would find the big girl…that would be Meyer…and she would find her team 2 more…to make this a 23-to-18 game.
Time was starting to run out, but there was just enough left for Southeast to give it one more try…or maybe 2…Pragnell grabs the air ball and scores ahead of the buzzer…to give her team momentum…despite being down 23-to-20, going into the locker room.
3rd quarter…not a whole lot happening on either side…Greenwald will slip in the back door for the Lady Doggers early-on to make the score 25-to-20, but then her team would go into a drought.
Southeast would take advantage of the situation…it took a few tries, but Wright would get a couple of offensive rebounds, and score…no good on the extra try, but now she only has her team trailing, 25-22.
…and they would stay after it…eventually Pragnell would score on a short range jumper in traffic…toss in a few throws down the road, and the Lady Cyclones would reclaim the lead…27-to-25.
Remember that drought I mentioned for Lingle-Ft. Laramie? It was roughly 7 minutes plus without a field goal…Rebecca Goeken would get a much needed 2 for her team, and they were thankful to be up 28-27…going into the final 8 minutes.
4th quarter…here’s where a good game can be won or lost, and it was true in this one…someone forgot about Pragnell…this reminder would give the advantage back to Southeast…they lead 29-to-28.
The Lady Cyclones were on the same page…Lessard would distract the defense on the drive…and she would find Shayla Stoddard who was open behind the d…to help build a 7 point cushion…the scoreboard read 35-to-28 with about 3 minutes to go.
The Lady Doggers have not scored in roughly 5 minutes…but they picked the right time to snap out of it…Meyer…turn-around jumper…hoop and the harm…she led all scorers with 22 points…that 3 point play has her team down 35-to-31.
The defense stepped up as well, and helped set up the offense…Meyer caused the turn-over…and then Lingle-Ft. Laramie was quick to get the ball to Rickard who finished the job…now it’s 35-33.
The Lady Doggers were scrapping for points, and it was getting the job done…and so was getting the ball to Meyer…this was part of a 10-zip run in 1 minute 15 seconds…a 7 point deficit is now a 3-point lead…it’s 38-to-35.
…but the wind had not completely died for Southeast…Stoddard will take a chance from 17 feet and she’ll find nothing but the bottom of the net…we’re tied at 38-all with about 20 seconds remaining.
Now we’re ready to rock on man…or maybe I should say…you go girl…aw forget it.
Lingle-Ft. Laramie went 1 for 2 at the free throw line to take a 1 point lead…the Lady Cyclones had a plan…Lessard was trying to pass around the traffic…but the ref said she stepped out of bounds first, before she got rid of the ball…and the hail mary try was off the mark.
The Lady Doggers would come-back and hang on to win 39-to-38…and remain undefeated.