SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Lady Eagles beat out Wyoming Indian Friday afternoon and secured their chance to defend their status as 2A state champions. The final score of the semi-final game saw the Eagles with 65 and Wyoming Indian at 44.
Tongue River Coach Dianne Moser said her team started the game with a lot of energy.
“The first few, early minutes were a little bit frantic, but the kids settled down and played well,” Moser said, indicating they had secured a 12-point lead by halftime and kept the pressure on through the second half of the game.
Top scorers for the Lady Eagles were Sarah Rawlings, 16, Amanda Buller, 14 — all in the first half, Courtney Sharp, 12.
Sharp and Tara Stimpson also logged eight rebounds each.
Moser said she was impressed with the game Rawlins brought to the court.
“She really kept the pressure on Wyoming, ran the floor, played defense and had a good overall game.”
Today, the Lady Eagles take on the Kemmerer Rangers.