Rattlers girls basketball team prepares for No. 3 Cokeville

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Results from the Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School girls varsity basketball teams games Jan. 10 against Hayden, Jan. 12 at Rangely, Jan. 13 at Saratoga and Friday at Farson-Eden:

Jan. 10

• LSRV — 46

• Hayden 32

Jan. 12

• LSRV — 43

• Rangely — 26

Jan. 13

• LSRV — 50

• Saratoga — 27

Friday

• LSRV — 37

• Farson — 31

— The Rattlers are 14-0 overall, 2-0 Three Trails Conference

Rematch was the theme of the week for the Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School girls varsity basketball team last week.

The Rattlers played host to Hayden on Jan. 10 before heading to Rangely and Saratoga on Jan. 12 and 13, respectively.

Each of the match-ups was a rematch from earlier games in the season, each of which the Rattlers won.

The results were similar, with LSRV winning all three games last week, but head coach Jodi Stanley said playing a non-conference opponent two times in a season could present challenges.

“The first time we play teams, they have a hard time adjusting to our speed,” Stanley said. “The second time, we have to do a better job in our half-court sets and cause pressure and focus on making our own adjustments.

“We have to be able to mix things up so it is hard for our opponent to prepare for us again.”

The first game against Hayden was the Rattlers narrowest victory, winning 50-43.

Last week’s game was a larger margin of victory, 46-32, but Stanley said Hayden kept her players on their toes the entire night.

“(Hayden) struggled against our pressure and we were able to keep pressure on the guards,” she said. “We shot the ball well and did a good job of executing our offense, which is what we want to be able to do as we get deeper into our conference schedule.”

Against Rangely, Stanley said the Panthers played good defense and presented her team with a view different looks in a 43-26 Rattler victory.

“It was a real physical game and Rangely did a good job with their man-to-man defense,” she said. “We usually don’t see man-to-man, so it was good for us to see a different style so we can be prepared if we see it again.”

Stanley said Saratoga didn’t provide as good a match-up as Hayden and Rangely, but it allowed her to play some younger girls en route to a 50-27 win.

On Friday, the Rattlers notched another victory, 37-31, over Farson-Eden, to push their record to 14-0 overall, 2-0 Three Trails Conference.

Today, LSRV travels to Cokeville for a second straight conference game on the road.

Stanley said Cokeville is currently ranked No. 3 in Wyoming 1A to her team’s No. 1 ranking.

In a match-up everyone in 1A will be watching, Stanley said, her players are going to need their best performance of the year.

“We have to start strong and not give (Cokeville) any breathing room,” she said. “If we can start strong, then we need to play consistently and shoot with confidence.

“They will play tough man-to-man on us, so we need to be patient and take what is given to us.”

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