LHS varsity basketball teams split wins

Michael Kunzler on the court in Kemmerer in Tuesday’s ball game. He has been consistently solid this season according to Eagle coach Kevin Lueck. GAZETTE PHOTO/Theresa Davis

LYMAN — The LHS Lady Eagles continued to soar high, and the Eagles got roughed up in last week’s conference games on the hardwood.

The Lady Eagles took both wins against Pinedale and Big Piney as the Eagles were left a little bruised and worn.

The LHS basketball teams went up against the 2A Kemmerer Ranger varsity teams Tuesday in Kemmerer. The Eagles varsity team notched the win by 28, with a final score of 73-45.

The Lady Eagles JV team defeated the Lady Rangers, 50-47.

Both of the Kemmerer varsity teams are still looking for their first conference wins. The Rangers have an overall record of 0-13 (l score missing). The Lady Rangers have an overall record of 4-10. Lyman also headed to Randolph, Utah, yesterday after the Pioneer’s press time.

LHS Eagles

The Eagles fell by 10 to Big Piney with a final score of 69-59 on the Punchers’ hardwood last Friday.

The game, last Friday in the Eagle lair proved to be closer, but the Pinedale Wranglers took the win by six, 55-49.

“We are demonstrably getting better,” head coach Kevin Lueck said Monday afternoon, “We were without two seniors guard for a couple of weeks...one due to a concussion and the other a bruised tailbone. We are finally back to being healthy. “Michael Kunzler has been consistently solid for us. His growth both physically and mentally has been impressive,” Lueck said

LHS Lady Eagles

The Lady Eagles notched wins against both the Big Piney Lady Punchers and the Pinedale Lady Wranglers , maintaining their solid #1 rank in the SW Quad with a conference record of 2-0 and an overall record of 11-4. Conference-wide, the Lady Eagles are ranked as #3. They were last year’s 3A consolation champs.

The Lady Eagles showed the Lady Punchers they were a power which couldn’t be stopped at the game in Big Piney last Friday. Pulling a half time lead of around 30 points, the Lady Eagles just added more to the score and turned it into a 36 point win, 59-23.

Back in the Eagle Lair on Saturday, the Lady Eagles continued to set the bar high. The laid the Lady Wranglers low and handed them a 15 point loss, 63-48.

In heading into the rest of the conference play, head coach Jason Hansen said, “I feel that we will have a great conference record that will give us a good seeding going in to tournament play.

“We have had a great season. We have lost four games to really good teams and

all games came down the final minutes,” Hansen said Monday afternoon. “We lost to Star Valley, Douglas, Thunder Basin and Mountain View. These are probably four of the better teams in the entire state, so I like where we are at. We have some room for improvement and these teams exposed our weaknesses, but also we are not that far off from where we need to be.”

The Lady Eagles Lost McKailey Bradshaw a few games ago as she blew out a knee and will be out for the rest of the season. Teammate Nicole Pede will be sidelined for a couple of weeks, Hansen said, as she has a head injury from a car wreck.

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