Lady Warriors Open Conference Play With A Win
Written by Chance Bond on January 23, 2021
The Lady Warriors get their second straight home win. This one was a Conference game against the Powell Lady Panthers.
Powell came into the game with a 2-4 record with wins over Riverton and Shoshoni. Common opponents with the Lady Warriors were Cody and Rocky Mountain. The Lady Panthers lost to Cody 43-17 and play two verse Rocky Mountain 43-32 and 45-40.
The Lady Panthers were last in the State of Wyoming 3A basketball in points per game with 36. The Lady Warriors are number four in 3A basketball in the State with averaging just under 50 points per game.
Worland’s leading scorer, Darla Hernandez, averages nearly 18 points per game. Powell’s leading scored averages almost 11.
The game started slow with points coming at a premium. Brooke Wright shot three times from behind the arc and wasn’t able to hit. Points in the paint weren’t falling for the Lady Warriors. Turnovers were more abundant then points for both teams.
Denali Jones and Darla Hernandez would each end the period with four points each. Tymberlynn Crippen with five points, but would get her first 3 pointer of the night. Brooke Wright added a basket and the Lady Warriors finished the period with 15. Their highest scoring period of the game.
Powell had points from the free throw line and added another basket to finish the first with 6. more importantly the Lady Warriors held Powell’s top scorer, Rose Graft, to zero points from the field and just two points from the charity stripe.
The scoring in the second period came from the Seniors Jones, Hernandez and Crippen who hit her second from behind the arc. The Lady Warriors added nine points in the second while Powell put eight points on the board. 24-14 ten point lead for the Lady warriors at the half.
The third period for the Lady warriors have become their signature. Especially defensively. Powell Senior Rylynn Valdez would score the only points for the Lady Panthers in the third period. Worland would add another nine points from their big three. Third period gave the Lady Warriors a seventeen point lead 33-16.
Tymberlynn Crippen would put down two more three’s in the final period going four for seven from long distance. Rose Graft and Freshman Addy Thorington for Powell would combine for ten and Maddy Campbell would add a three pointer. two more points were added but the fifteen point fourth period wouldn’t be enough for Powell.
Darla Hernandez finished with 13, Denali Jones with 8, Brooke Wright with 4. The big scorer for the Lady Warriors was Crippen with 18 points and the 43-31 Worland win.
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