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66 to 1? Lady Eagles demolish Moorcroft

DAYTON — The Tongue River Lady Eagles held the Moorcroft Lady Wolves to one free-throw while they racked up 66 points Friday night. Eagles coach Dianne Moser called the game a mismatch.

“(The Wolves) have been struggling all year long,” she explained. “We handled them fairly easy. They couldn’t buy a basket.”

Moser said the team used the blowout to apply a variety of defensive strategies and get better at their own game.

“All 10 kids played, and they played a lot,” Moser said. “We still lave to work on things and can’t tell the kids not to play — they felt bad for them, too, obviously.”

Top scorers were Sarah Rawlings (17) and Amanda Buller (10). Cheyloh Bluemel got nine rebounds and six steals.

Moser said today’s 2:30 p.m. game against Lovell (10-2, 2-0) likely won’t be as easy.

“They’re a tough opponent,” she said. “They’re the No. 1 ranked team and one of our two losses so far this year. We’re going to have our hands full.”

Eagles fall
DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles (3-10, 0-3 2A Northeast) fell short Friday night facing the Moorcroft Wolves (11-2, 3-0).

It was a tough battle to the end with a final score of 45-38.

On a night when the Eagles standard leading scorer, Matt Yellowtail, was battling an injury, other top scorers were unable to pick up the slack scoring less than usual.

However, Austen Scammon did put up double digits.

“We played well defensively,” head coach Robert Griffin said. “Their two prime players usually score in the 20s and we held them to well under that, so I’m really proud of that.”

Moorcroft is currently leading the conference with a conference record of 3-0.

The Eagles face defending state champions Lovell (5-7, 1-1) today at 4 p.m.
“We need to make some changes and find a solution to winning,” said Griffin. “We have a home stretch coming up here and it would be nice to get some wins.”

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