Lady Doggers go 2-1 last week

Courtesy photo/Tanya Cook LFL senior Kamryn Rafferty puts up a shot attempt against Niobrara County last Friday.

LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie girls’ basketball team went 2-1, splitting 2A Southeast Quadrant games with Burns and Niobrara County, as well as picking up a road win over Crawford, Nebraska.

On Friday, the Lady Doggers opened the three-game stretch with a 61-30 win over the Niobrara County Lady Tigers.

The visitors led by as many as 16-10 early in the second quarter before LFL went on a terror over the final three quarters to pull away for the 31-point win.

Trailing six, the Lady Doggers outscored NCHS 51-14 over the remainder of the game.

Lingle allowed only four more points in second and third quarters combined.

Senior Ashlee Hattan led the Lady Doggers with 18 points, while senior Kamryn Rafferty added 13. Freshman Skyla Wunder added 10. Junior Natalie Speckner tallied seven of the team’s 21 steals.

The next day, LFL traveled across the state line to Crawford, where they defeated the Lady Rams 58-44.

The Lady Doggers jumped on the home team early, taking a 21-6 lead into the second quarter.

Lingle added to its lead in the second quarter, pushing it to 31-12.

Coming out of halftime, Crawford was able to cut into the deficit, outscoring LFL 32-26.

Speckner led the Lady Doggers with a double-double, including 14 points, 11 rebounds to go along with eight assists and seven steals. Hattan also tossed in 12 points, while Wunder had nine.

On Tuesday night, Lingle was back in action on the road against conference foe Burns.

Burns defeated the Lady Doggers 39-37.

The Lady Broncs led 11-6 after one and 22-20 at halftime. Lingle took a 31-29 lead into the final eight minutes. In the final quarter, Burns battled back, outscoring the Lady Doggers 10-6 to escape with the win.

The LFL loss snapped a five-game win streak, and the Lingle girls are now 12-5 on the season.

The Lady Doggers host Guernsey (2-11) on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. The team will then travel to Yoder to face Southeast on Monday, Feb. 13. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.