LFL girls split with Rock River, HEM


LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of 1A Southeast Quad games over the weekend against Rock River and Hanna-Elk Mountain.

On Friday, the Lady Doggers’ comeback fell short in a 52-49 loss to the Rock River Lady Longhorns.

The game was close throughout.

Rock River led 13-12 at the end of the first quarter, pushing the lead to 28-25 at halftime. Each team scored 24 points in the second half as the Lady Longhorns held on for the win.

Junior Ashlee Hattan led the team with 17 points, while Kamryn Rafferty added 14 and junior Maddy Saul nine. Sophomore Natalie Speckner recorded a team-high 12 rebounds.

The next day, the Lady Doggers returned home with a 35-25 win over the HEM Lady Miners.

Much like the game against Rock River, it was close for much of the game.

The Lady Doggers grabbed an early 6-2 lead in the first quarter, but LFL couldn’t grow the lead past five despite HEM only having five players.

Lingle finally started to pull away in the fourth quarter, dropping 17 points on HEM, who was facing foul trouble with one player with four and another with three.

Rafferty scored a team-high 11 points, while Hattan and senior Maddie Heilburn tossed in six each. Speckner tallied 13 rebounds.

The Lady Doggers (10-9) wrap up the regular season travels to Glenrock on Friday for a 5:30 p.m. contest and hosts Pine Bluffs (8-10) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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