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10 [ The Lovell Chronicle [ March 11, 2010 www. LovellChronicle.com DAvm P.CK Stephanie Green moves toward the basket through Big Horn traffic for a layup during the Big Horn vs. Lovell game Friday at State in Casper. State semifinals Lady Bulldogs dig early Girls Continued game a little bit." The teams mostly trad- ed baskets in the third quar- ter. Lovell took a 10-point lead on a fast-break bas- ket by Erin Robertson and a slashing move by Korit- nik, but Southeast rallied to cut the lead to six, 22-16, before a follow jumper by Koritnik and a three-point. play by Anderson helped the Lady Bulldogs lead 27- 18 after three. Lovell built the lead to 12 early in the fourth peri- od on a pass from Walker to Robertson and a free throw by Robertson, but South- east made a final push, cut- ting the lead back to eight before a pair of aggressive drives by Anderson boosted the Lovell lead back to dou- ble digits. Lovell worked the clock the last three minutes of the game and a pair of free throws by Walk- er with 1:17 left helped seal the victory. "Mykel hit some shots," Geiser said. "They didn't have anyone who could match up with her." Lovell didn't shoot well - 27 percent from the field - but Southeast was even colder, shooting just 20 per- cent. The Lady Bulldogs hit just eight of 15 free throws, Southeast seven of 10. Koritnik led Lovell with 10 points and five re- bounds. Anderson added 9 points, Walker 6 points and six rebounds. Stephanie Green also pulled down five boards. The win propelled the Lady Bulldogs into the state semifinals, where they met the Big Horn Lady Rams Friday afternoon at the Events Center. The box score: SOUTHEAST {26) Chelsea Eisenbarth 1 0-0 2, Hallie Burkart 1 0-0 2. Jesselyn Burroughs 1 2-4 4. Julie Buckhaults 2 1-2 5. Chandra Stoddard 2 2-2 7, Brittany Schafer 1 0-0 2 Hailie Pragnell 0 2-2 2, Kelsey Ross I 0-0 2. Totals 9 7-1C 26. LOVELL (36) Alyssa Geiser 2 0-0 5. Jodi Walker 0 0-0 0. KatieWalker 2 2-6 6, Kareh Koritnik 4 1-2 10, Stephanie GreenO !-2 1,-Erin Robertson 2 1-2 5, Mykel Anderson 3 3-3 9. Totals 13 8-15 36. Southeast 6 4 8 8-26 Lovell 9 9 9 9-36 Three-point field goals - Stoddard; Geiser, Kofitnik. Fouled out- Buckhaults. Total fouls - Southeast 13, Lovell 8. from page 9 DAVID PECK Katie Walker rises above a Southeast defender for a jump-shot Thursday, March 4. The Lady Bulldogs beat the Lady Cyclones 36-26 in the first round. hole, fall to Big Horn Baril, Townsley top eight of nine free-throw at- tempts, and she had five rebounds and three steals. Robertson added 8 points and five rebounds, Geiser 7 points. "All year, Stepha- nie has stepped up in big games," Geiser said. "Erin also had a big game with her points and on defense. "I'd like to play them (Big Horn) again if we brought our A game. It would be a great game. I think you could put four teams in a hat - Big Horn, Tongue River, Lovell and Wyoming Indian- and, de- pending on who brought their A game, could win a state championship. This weekend Tongue River brought their A game." Lovell shot 20.8 percent from the field, Big Horn 40 percent. Lovell had 15 turnovers to Big Horn's 22, but Big Horn won the bat- tle of the boards, 40-30. Big Horn advanced to the 2A championship game with the win, falling to Tongue River in the fina- le, 55-38. Lovell came back Saturday to beat Wyoming Indian for third. The box score: LOVELL (37) Alyssa Geiser 1 4-4 7, Jodi Walker 1 0-0 2, Katie Walker 1 0-0 3, Leanne Win- terholler 0 0-0 0, Karen Koritnik 0 1-2 1, Stephanie Green 2 8-9 12, Erin Robertson 3 2-4 6, Mykel Anderson 2 0-2 4. Totals 10 15-21 37. BIG HORN (43) Angela LoGuldice 3 1-3 8, Callie Crouse 3 2-3 8, Katey Van Hoosier 3 3-3 9, Molly Cadson 2 1-2 5, Erica O'Dell 1 2-34 5, Shelby Brewer 2 2-7 6, Mall Wright 0 2-4 2. Totals 14 13-26 43. Lovell 7 11 5 14-37 BigHorn 15 14 3 11-43 Three-point field goals - Geiser 1, K.Walker 1; LoGuldice 1, O'Dell 1. Fouled out - K. Walker, Green. Total fouls - Lovell 22, Big Horn 17. Lovell Men's City Bowling Tournament Nate Baril and Steven Townsley came out on top in the average of all events at the Lovell USBC BA Men's City Bowling Championship Tournament held Feb. 11-14. The tournament was held at Victory Lanes in Lovell. Bowlers competed in four events, each event with two divi- sions-- scratch and handicapped. Team events were held Thursday, Feb. 11, and Satur- day, Feb. 13, with doubles andsingles competing on Sat- urday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14. The fourth event was a vir- tual event made up of a bowler's team score, doubles score and singles score. There were 12 Teams competing, 24 Sets of doubles, 33 singles entries and 31 competing in the All Events cat- egory. Results are as follows: SCRATCH DIVISION Place Team 1st Frontier Crane Hate BarU, Bubba Jones Norm Altman, Richard Eades 2nd Moncur Farms Steven Townsley, James Graham Brant Moncur, Doyle Moncur 3rd The Guidos Todd Phillips, Mike Verdetto III Mike Verdetto IV, Mike Kitchen 4th Game On Larry Redman, Dennis Clark John Jacobson, Darrin Hanson Doubles Team 1st Rod Graham / Hate Badl 2nd Daran Hanson / Casey Trautman 3rd Todd Phillips / Mike Kitchen 4th Bill Jiracek / Chester Gilliam 5th Todd Phillips / Norm Altman 6th Damian Dicks / Steven Townsley 7th Tom Wilder / James Woodie 8th Billy Fossen / Norm Altman HANDICAP DIVISION Place Team 1st One Stop Casey Trautman, Randy Smith Casey Schatz, Chester Gilliam 2rid Big Horn Co-op Stanley Graham, Rod Graham Hate Baril, Rick Graham 3rd Garvin Motors Tom Wilder, James Woodie Randal Putman, Ron Schmidt 4th Big Horn Engraving Todd Phillips, Mike Verdetto III Jeremy Ward, Mike Kitchen Doubles Team 1st Jeremy Ward / Mike Kitchen 2nd Rick Graham / Stanley Graham 3rd Steven Townsley / Brant Moncur 4th Mike Felton / Dennis Clark 5th Todd Phillips / Mike Verdetto III 6th Russ Loftus / Nick Loftus 7th James Graham / Doyle Moncur 8thTie Mike Verdetto IV / Mario Verdetto 8thTie Mario Verdetto / Lee Christensen Singles Singles 1 sr Steven Townsley lsr Bill Jiracek 2rid Rod Graham 2nd Tom Wilder 3rd Hate Baril - 3rd CaseyTrautman 4th Daran Hanson 4th Nick Loftus 5th Ron Schmidt 5th Mathew Putman 6th Mike Kitchen 6th Randy Smith 7th Rick Graham 7th Jeff Riding 8th' Randal Putman 8th Mike Felton 9th Todd Phillips 9th Doyle Moncur 10th Billy Fossen " lOth James Woodie 11th Brant Moncur 11th Wesley Schmidt All Events All Events 1st Hate Baril 1st Steven Townsley 2nd Rick Graham 2nd Tom Wilder 3rd Bill Jiracek 3rd Mike Kitchen 4th Casey Trautman 4th Mike Felton 5th Daran Hanson 5th Rod Graham 6th Ron Schmidt 6th Doyle Moncur 7th Todd Phillips 7th Brant Moncur 8th Randy Smith 8th Nick Loftus 9th Billy Fossen 9th John Jacobson 10th Stanley Graham 10th Dennis Clark BY DAVID PECK It was number one vs. number three in the state battling in the semifinals of the 2A State Basketball Tournament Friday after- noon at the Casper Events Center when the top- ranked and undefeated Big Horn Lady Rams took on the Lovell Lady Bulldogs. Big Horn came into the game as the two-time de- fending state champions and sporting a 27-0 record after defeating Kemmer- er 47-21 in the first round Thursday. Lovell came in at 21-5 after beating South- east in the opening round. Big Horn took a big early lead and held on for a 43-37 win. Lovell struggled early against the Lady Rams. Lovell trailed 2-1 ear- ly after a Karen Koritnik  free throw, but Big Horn scored the next 13 points to lead 15-1. Junior Kat- ey Van Hoosier scored 7 points during the run for Big Horn, and senior Cal- lie Crouse knocked down a three-pointer. '%Ve weren't stopping them defensively," coach Bob Geiser said. "They used a high pick and roll and we had too many play- ers standing around and watching them. Then we had to work (offensively) against all of that size and height (two 5-11 starters). We didn't move the ball like we have all year. "But we battled back. We could have laid down and completely quit down 15-1. But we fought back and got within six. We just put ourselves behind the eight ball early." With Big Horn up 15- 1, Katie Walker and Alys- sa Geiser finally broke the ice for the Lady Bulldogs, hitting back-to-back three- pointers as Lovell cut the lead to eight points, 15-7, at the quarter break. After a follow shot by Erin Robertson cut the lead to six at 15-9 early in the second period, a three- point play (power move and free throw) by Crouse and a bank shot by Angela LoGuidice boosted the Big Horn lead to 20-9. Robert- son responded with a buck- et on a pass from Korit- nik and Stephanie Green hit two free throws as the Lady Bulldogs trailed 20- 13. The two teams traded baskets after that, with Big Horn leading at half- time, 29-18. A transition bucket by Mykel Anderson and a three-point play by Green cut the margin back to six again, 29-23, but Big Horn scored the three points of the quarter to lead after three, 32-23. Big Horn built the lead to 13 early in the fourth quarter, but Lovell contin- ued to chip away as Jodi Walker scored in transition and Green drove the length of the court on an odd play where the Big Horn play- ers stood still following a missed free throw, perhaps thinking it was a two-shot foul, and watched as Green took off. Lovell continued to trail by 9-11 points un- til Big Horn experienced a few problems at the foul line in the final minute and the Lady Bulldogs trimmed the lead to five points in the final moments before falling by six, 43-37, never able to completely dig out of the early hole. Green led all scor- ers with 12 points, hitting CLASS 2A STATE BASKETBALL Here are the results of the Wyoming State Class 2A State Basket- ball Tournament played March 4-6 in Casper: Girls games Thursday, March 4 Big Horn 47, Kemmerer 21 Lovell 36, Southeast 26 Tongue River 37, Rocky 24 Wyoming Indian 58, Pine Bluffs 52 Friday, March 5 Southeast 44, Kemmerer 31, loser out Pine Bluffs 42, Rocky 37, loser out Big Horn 43, Lovell 37 Tongue River 74, Wyo. Indian 63 Saturday, March 6 Consolation champion- ship Pine Bluffs 38, South- east 35 Third-place game Lovell 55, Wyo. Indian 46 Championship game Tongue River 55, Big Horn 38 Boys games Thursday, March 4 Wyo. Indian 76, Moor- croft 40 Wind River 56, Big Horn 42 Greybull 63, Tongue Riv- er 52 Southeast 41, Lovell 31 Friday, March 5 Moorcroft 59, Big Horn 50, loser out Lovell 57, Tongue River 48, loser out Wyo. Indian 65, Wind River 51 Southeast 44, Greybull 39 Saturday, March 6 Consolation champion- ship Lovell 49, Moorcroft 47 Third-place game Wind River 56, Greybull 40 Championship game Wyo. Indian 52, South- east 51