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www. LovellChronicle.com December 30, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 9 BY DAVID PECK day night in Cody, but it The forecast may have rained three-pointers as called for cloudy skies with the Cody Broncs edged the a chance of snow last Tues- Lovell Bulldogs 55-51 in DAVID I~C~ Lovell senior Jared Minchow powers inside for two points against the Burlington Huskies earlier this season. The Bulldogs will host the Tongue River Eagles on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 4 p.m. a non-conference clash inon a post kick-out by Lew- Cody. is. Lovell led 32-24 at half- Early on, it looked like time. the undefeated and top- Cody whittled away at ranked Bulldogs would run the Lovell lead in the third away with this one as they quarter and cut the mar- built a 17-6 lead over the gin to two at one point, Broncs, but Cody exploit- 38-36, before the Bulldogs ed a Lovell zone for seven finished the quarter with treys over the next three a 6-0 run to lead 44-36 be- quarters to eventually take fore a rainbow jumper by the lead and win. Kuchel made it 44-38 at Coach Brian May said the quarter break. Dur- the game plan worked well ing Lovell's run, Minchow early in the contest as the scored inside on a pretty Bulldogs knew they need- pass from Savage, Lewis ed to be patient against the drove for two and Harrison physical Broncs. Cody Sav- scored on an assist from age and Jeff Lewis keyed Steven Pickett. a 14-0 Lovell burst that The fourth quarter was helped the Bulldogs lead all Cody as the Broncs took 15-6 after the first quarter, the lead with a 10-3 burst Savage scored 9 points and eventually pulled in the quarter, while Lewis away to win. Kuchel and capped the run with a long Matt Fales nailed treys three-pointer and also fed during the initial run, and Tyrel Harrison for a buck- Fales converted a turnover et. Lovell built the lead to for the go-ahead basket. 17-6 on a Savage jumper Codyled48-47. scored off an assist by Jar- May fed Savage for a ed Minchow early in the slashing move as Lovell second, re-took the lead at 49-48, "It worked well early," and after Gulde scored for May said. "They bounced Cody, Savage answered from a man to a zone, but again on another May as- we were very patient and sist. Lovell led 51-50 with were getting some very three minutes to play. good looks. We were find- Kuchel drained a trey ing gaps and open areas, to put Cody up 53-51 after and our bigs were getting being wide open on a gam- really good looks. We were bling steal attempt by Pick- crashing the boards getting ett, and the Bulldogs had second-chance opportuni- a chance to tie but missed ties. three times inside. "I was very pleased A traveling call gave with our first half as far as the Bulldogs the ball our zone offense goes. That again, but Cody ramped was probably the best we've up the defense, forcing a moved the ball all year. We five-second call on a quick emphasized in a time out referee whistle. Cody then that we need to swing the held the ball and forced the ball and cause the zone Bulldogs tofoul. Kuchelhit to shift, and that created two of two at the line with some better shots for us in- 15 seconds left to clinch side and out. Our spacing the victory for the Broncs, was good and the kids saw their second of the season the floor well." against five losses. The two teams traded "In the fourth quarter baskets in the second quar- there were some critical ter as the Broncs outscored moments. We had decent the Bulldogs 18-17. Cody looks inside and perime- senior guard Evan Kuchel ter shots that we had hit drained the first two of his at the beginning of the four treys in the period, game," May said. "A cou- but Colin May more than ple of times we turned the matched him with three of ball over and they came his own, the final coming down and scored. They did a good job with their bigs sealing hard and getting Friday, Dec. 31 our defenders deep in the Men's college bb- Wyoming paint, at Houston Baptist, 1 "We got some decent p.m. looks, but nobody was at- Sunday, Jan. 2 tacking the glass. We need Pro football - San Diego at three kids crashing the Denver, 2:15(CBS) boards." Tuesday, Jan 4 May said the BulldogsFreshman boys basketball- will bounce back from the Rocky at Powell, 5 p.m. tough loss. Freshman girls basketball - Powell at Rocky, 5:30 "It's early in the season and we have to learn from p.m. the mistakes we made in Men's college bb- Wyoming the second half so we don't at CSU, 7 p.m. (The allow teams to slowly catch Mtn.) up with us," the coach said. Wednesday, Jan. 5 "The kids will take it hard, Women's college bb - CSU but we need to let it go and at Wyoming, 7 p.m. get back in the gym and Thursday, Jan. 6 work hard. The thing about HS wrestling - Powell JVs at these kids is that they have Rocky, 7 p.rn. the desire to work at it." Friday, Jan. 7 Savage finished with HS wrestling - Lovell, Grey- 21 points to lead the Bull- bull at Rocky, 2 p.m. dogs, and Lewis added 12, HS girls basketball - Rocky May 9, Harrison 6 and at Burlington, 4, 5:30 Minchow 3. p.m. HS boys basketball - Rocky EAGLES TO TOWN The Bulldogs are work- at Burlington, 4, 7 p.m. ing over the holidays to Jr. college women's bb - prepare for the post-New WWCC at NWC, 5:30 Year's schedule. The Bull- p.m. dogs will stay at home the Jr. college men's bb-WWCC first weekend to take on at NWC, 7:30 p.m. the Tongue River Eagles Saturday, Jan. 8 on Saturday, Jan. 8. The HS wrestling - Lovell at junior varsity game tips off Wright Duals, 8 a.m. at 2:30 p.m followed by HS girls basketball- Lovell the varsity contest at 4. at Tongue River, 1, 2:30 Lovell will jump backHS boys basketball- Tongue River at Lovell, 2:30, 4 into conference play the HS girls basketball- Rocky following weekend, trav- eling to Shoshoni on Jan. at Shoshoni, 12, 3 p.m. 14 and to Greybull on Jan. HS boys basketball - Rocky 15. at Shoshoni, 1:30, 4:30 The box score: p.m. LOVELL (5t) Women's college bb - UW at New Mexico, 2 (CBS-C) Colin May 3 0-0 9, Jared Minchow Men's college bb - New Mex- 1 1-2 3, Steven Pickett 0 0-0 0, ico at Wyoming, 4 McKayan May 0 0-0 0, Cody Sav- age 10 1-2 21, Tyrel Harrison 3 (CBS-C) 0-0 6, Dylan Hultgren 0 0-0 0, Jeff Lewis 5 0-0 12. Totals 22 2-4 51. CODY (55) Chase Constantine 1 0-0 2, Conor Webster I 0-1 2, John Petersen 4 0-2 8, Brady Guide 6 0-0 12, Even Kuchel 5 2-2 16, Matt Fales 6 0-2 15. Totals 23 2-7 55. Love, 15 17 12 7- 51 Cody 6 18 14 17 - 55 Three-point field goals - May 3, Lewis 2; Kuchel 4, Fates 3. Fouled out- none. Total fouls - Lovel114, Cody 5. BY DAVID PECK rotated." If the undefeated Lovell Lovell led the fourth- Lady Bulldogs were looking for ranked (3A) Fillies 2-0 on a Ko- a good challenge, they found it ritnik drive, but that would be in the form of the Cody Fillies, the only lead of the game for who powered their way - liter- the visiting team. Filly star ally - to a 50-39 win over the Danielle Skinner answered Lady Bulldogs last Tuesday, Koritnik and Alyssa Prosceno Dec. 21. hit two free throws. A follow This was a game where the shot by Erin Robertson tied the Lady Bulldogs went to a bas- score 4-4 for Lovell, but a Skin- ketbaU game and a mugging ner drive and a Kelsey Frost broke out, with the Fillies - a free throw gave Cody a three- longtime 4A school now playing point lead, 7-4. 3A ball - using physical play to Cody went up 9-5, but a overcome the Lovell team, and Geiser three-pointer kept the referees allowed the game to be Lady Bulld.ogs close at 9-8. played in that fashion. Cody built a 13-8 lead, but Ko- "They dictated the typeritnik fed Geiser for two to close of game by how physical they the quarter with Love]] still in were," coach Chris Edwards range, trailing 13-10. said. "The style of game was Cody went on a 10-0 run played at their liking." over the first four minutes of The battle-tested Lady the second quarter to build a Bulldogs - Karen Koritnik 23-101ead as the Lady Bulldogs and Alyssa Geiser - respond- went ice cold. Skinner banked ed pretty well to the Cody de- in a trey, and the Fillies got to fense, scoring 15 and 13 points, the rim in transition and hit respectively, but it was diffi- three of four at the line. cult for other players with less Trailing by 13, the Lady varsity - and 3A - experience Bulldogs continued to fight as to get much going. The rest of Koritnik powered home an of- the team scored a combined 11 fensive rebound and scored on points, a nice pass from Leanne Win- "Our inexperience showed terholler following a steal. Jodi tonight," Edwards said. "The Walker then tossed one in on physical nature and high in- a feed from Koritnik out of a tensity of that game was some- dog pile and Love]] was still thing they haven't experienced in it at 23-16. Cody closed the yet." half by outscoring Lovell 11-7 As a result, the Lady Bull- including another banker trey dogs clearly were offtheir game by Skinner. Geiser scored on at Cody, missing easy shots un- a pass from Winterholler and der the basket early, then fum- Koritnik added a trey and a bling the ball away and miss- jumper for Lovell as the Lady ing open looks. They also got Bulldogs were down but not beat in the rebounding battle out, trailing 34-23 at intermis- as Cody pounded the offensive sion. boards and either scored or got The two teams traded bas- ra the free-throw line, Edwards kets in the third quarter as said. Lovell outscored Cody 10-9 to "We've got to do a better job cut the margin to 10, 43-33. finding a body and boxing out," Geiser knocked down two treys he said. "We had trouble stop- for the Lady Bulldogs. ping their penetration. They A Koritnik running one- had two quick guards who hurt hander cut the Cody lead to us, and sometimes we didn't eight early in the fourth pe- find a body to box out after we riod, and after a Filly free throw, Winterholler scored on an in-bounds play from Geiser. Lovell trailed 44-37. But a driv- ing bank shot by Skinner and a fast-break bucket by Bridget Schumacher put Cody back up by 11, 48-37. Each team would add only 2 points over the final four minutes as Cody prevailed 50-39. '%Ve were never able to get it back within five or six and sustain a good run at 'em," Ed- wards said. "The girls walked away with a sour taste in their mouths, but they also realized they played with them. We just missed opportunities. It was a good learning experience for us. There's a reason they're in the top five in 3A. They have good guards and they play physical defense. "Their attitudes were good after the game. They were a little down, but we discussed things we need to work on. They listen and do what you ask of them." Koritnik finished with 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting, Gei- ser 13 on five-of eight shooting. The Lady Bulldogs hit one of five free throws, Cody 16 of 20. Robertson finished with 12 rebounds and three steals, Koritnik five rebounds and three steals, Walker three as- sists and four steals and Geiser three assists. AT TR NEXT The Lady Bulldogs are practicing over the Christmas/ New Year's break for the post- holiday portion of their sched- ule. They will open the new year on Saturday, Jan. 8, when they travel to Dayton to meet the Tongue River Lady Eagles. The junior varsity game tips off at 1 p.m followed by the var- sity contest at 2:30. They then travel to Shoshoni on Jan. 14 and Greybull on Jan. 15. The box score: LOVELL (39) Alyssa Geiser 5 0-0 13, Jodi Walker 2 1-2 5, Leanne Winterholler 1 0-0 2, DAv]m PECK Lovelljunior center Erin Robertson blocks a shot by a Greybull player during Lovell's 66-28 win on Dec. 17 at Winterholler Gym. The Lady Bulldogs will travel to Dayton to meet Tongue River on Jan. 8. Karen Koritnik 7 0-0 15, Susie Shumway 0 0-0 0, Amanda Shumway 0 0-0 0, Erin Robertson 1 0-3 2, Miranda Griffis 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 1-5 39. CODY (50) Alyssa Prosceno 2 3-4 7, Bridget Schumacher 5 3-4 13, Emma Vannoy 0 0-0 0, Taylor Morton 2 0-0 4, Danielle Skinner 6 2-2 16, Kelsey Frost 1 8-10 10, Kiara Skinner 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 16-20 50. Lovell 10 13 10 6 - 39 Cody 13 21 9 7- 50 Three-point field goals - Geiser 3, Koritnik 1; D. Skinner 2. Fouled out- none. Total fouls - Lovel113, Cody 13. STANDINGS RESULTS Tuesday, December 21 Burlington 39, Greybul128 Cody 55, Love, 51 St. Stephen's 68, Shoshoni 42 SCHEDULE Tuesday, January 4 Ten Sleep at Shoshoni, 5:30, 7 p.m. Woriand at Greybull, 4, 7 p.m. Friday, January 7 Rocky at Burlington, 4, 7 p.m. Greybull at Shoshoni, 4, 7 p.m. Saturday, January 8 Riverside at Wyo. Indian, 12, 3 p.m. Greybull at Burlington, 1, 4 p.m. Tongue River at Love, 2:30, 4 p.m. Rocky at Shoshoni, 1:30, 4:30 p.m. Conf. Overall Team WL W L Lnvell 1 0 6 1 Reeky Ntn. 0 0 6 1 Shesbnni O 0 6 3 Riverside 0 a 2 3 Grevbull 0 1 6 4 RESULTS Tuesday, December 21 Greybul130, Burlington 27 Cody 50, Lovell 39 Shoshoni 58, St. Stephen's 50 SCHEDULE Tuesday, January 4 Wodand at Greybull, 4, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 6 Riverside at Gillette JVs, 4, 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 7 Greybull at Shosho, 2:30, 5:30 p.m. Rocky at Burlington, 4, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, January 8 Riverside at W. Indian, 12, 1:30 p.m. Lovell at Tongue River, 1, 2:30 p.m. Greybull at Burlington, 1, 2:30 p.m. Rocky at Shoshoni, 12, 3 p.m. i get your copy of at the courtesy counter of Red Apple 9 Eul Ma~ Lm~, Wyem~9 or have it delivered via USPS with a year-long subscription by calling 548-2217