ROCK SPRINGS – The Lady Tigers and Lady Wolves both had good starts to the conference season. The rivals will meet on Thursday as they both continue to jockey for position.
With non-conference behind them, the Rock Springs Lady Tigers opened conference with wins over Riverton and Evanston. Green River also showed they learned quite a bit from non-conference play. They fell to Evanston to open conference but had the lead with two minutes to go in the game. They game back two days later to beat Riverton by 15 points.
Both teams are pretty evenly matched offensively. The Lady Tigers are currently eighth in the conference in scoring averaging 45 points a game while Green River is 10th averaging right around 40 a game. Rock Springs averages a better shooting percentage, 38 percent to 31 percent, but Green River is stronger on the boards averaging 31 per game while Rock Springs sits at 23.
The teams are also similar defensively with Green River giving up 47.6 a game and Rock Springs 50.7.
The Lady Tigers are led by Stevie Hill, who is second in the 4A West in scoring with 15 a game. She also leads the team in rebounding with five boards a game, second on the team in assists with two a game and leads the team in steals with 2.2 a game.
Maggie Justinak has also been solid for the team. She is averaging just under 10 points per game, averaging 4.7 boards a game, as well as two assists and two steals a game. Sarye Thomas leads the team in assists with three per game while Bailey Johnson leads the 4A West in blocked shots.
For Green River, the offense runs through Emily White and Taylor Stoeger. White is sixth in the 4A West in scoring averaging 11 points a game. Stoeger is eighth with 9.5 per game.
White is second in the conference in rebounding with seven a game while Stoeger is in the top ten with five per contest. Hattie Hix is third in the conference on the boards, pulling down six a game. Stoeger is second in the conference in assists, dishing out 4.5 dimes a game and first in steals with 4.3 a contest. Averee Cobb is second in the conference in steals with right around three per contest.
Farson-Eden had a decent, non-conference run but has struggled in conference play as they continue to look for that first win. The Lady Pronghorns will travel to Hanna Elk Mountain on Friday before returning home to face Manila on Saturday.
FE is currently ninth in the conference in scoring averaging 36.7 per game. Defensively, they surrender right around 39 a game.
Mackenzi Reed has been the spark on offense averaging 11 points per game. She is currently eighth in the conference. Carly Griffin leads the team and is sixth in conference in rebounding with just under eight a game. Griffin is also among the leaders in blocked shots.
Tuesday, January 26
Gering, NE 48 Torrington 47
Ashton, ID North Fremont 46 Jackson 28
#2 Pine Bluffs 46 Potter-Dix, NE 33
#3 Southeast 49 Bayard, NE 35
#4 Wright 45 Sundance 23
Harrison, NE Sioux County 37 Glendo 28
Rock River 50 Guernsey-Sunrise 12
Laramie Sophomores 30 H.E.M. 24
Wednesday, January 27
Grace, ID 49 #2 Cokeville 37
Thursday, January 28
Green River at Rock Springs – 5:30pm
Thermopolis at Rocky Mountain – 5:30pm
Bancroft, ID North Gem at #2 Cokeville – 5:30pm
Lusk JV at Glendo – 4:30pm
2A Sundance at 1A Arvada-Clearmont
Friday, January 29
Evanston at #1 Natrona
#2 Cheyenne East at #4 Sheridan
#4 Cheyenne Central at #3 Gillette
Cheyenne South at Laramie
Riverton at Kelly Walsh
#1 Worland at Rawlins
Wheatland at #2 Newcastle
Powell at #3 Mountain View
Cody at #4 Pinedale
Lander at #5 Star Valley
Torrington at Douglas
Lovell at Jackson
#5 Wyoming Indian at #1 Lyman
Big Horn at Moorcroft
Rocky Mountain at Tongue River
Saratoga at Lusk
Greybull at Shoshoni
Wind River at Kemmerer
Dubois at #1 St. Stephens
#3 Encampment at Rock River
Rangely, CO at #4 Little Snake River
#5 Kaycee at Arvada-Clearmont
Hulett at Upton
Harrisburg, NE Banner County at Guernsey-Sunrise
Farson-Eden at H.E.M.
Meeteetse at Ten Sleep
1A Lingle-Ft. Laramie at 2A Burns
2A Riverside at 1A Burlington
1A Cokeville at 2A Big Piney
Saturday, January 30
Riverton at #1 Natrona
#2 Cheyenne East at #3 Gillette
#4 Cheyenne Central at #4 Sheridan
Evanston at Kelly Walsh
Glenrock at #1 Worland
#2 Newcastle at Torrington
Cody at #3 Mountain View
Powell at #4 Pinedale
Lovell at #5 Star Valley
Rawlins at Buffalo
Wheatland at Douglas
Lander at Jackson
Wind River at #1 Lyman
#3 Southeast at Saratoga
Tongue River at #4 Wright
#5 Wyoming Indian at Big Piney
Sundance at Big Horn
Greybull at Riverside
Shoshoni at Thermopolis
#1 St. Stephens at Meeteetse
#4 Little Snake River at #3 Encampment
Arvada-Clearmont at Upton
Hulett at Midwest
Glendo at H.E.M.
Dubois at Burlington
Manila, UT at Farson-Eden
2A Lusk at 1A Guernsey-Sunrise
(#2 2A) Pine Bluffs at 1A Lingle-Ft. Laramie