Lady Rams So Close

Alastair Baker
News Editor
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Photos by Alastair Baker
Red Lodge’s Emma Evenson (24) scoots passed Lame Deer looking for points.

Dorothy Mastel (22), Red Lodge, jumps off the paint to score.

Photos by Alastair Baker
A tribal ceremonial drum song marked the beginning of the Red Lodge and Lame Deer game to show respect for one of the Lame Deer team members, 14-year-old Henny Scott, who was found murdered in late December. The crowd and the Red Lodge team and cheerleaders wore red to honor the color of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Movement.

The Red Lodge Lady Rams stood in disbelief after losing to Lame Deer. Having led for 90 percent of the game they saw the game slip away from them in the final 15 seconds of play, as Lame Deer reached 65 points to the Rams 58. 

The teams were pretty even throughout the contest with the Rams always keeping one foot in front but it was a case of whatever they did, Lame Deer did right back, even down to the three pointers. 

The Rams, try as they might, could not shake their opponents and led at the half by 4 points. The 3rd quarter saw Lame Deer find more of their composure but still, the lead remained in touching distance of both teams. 

Aniyah Grant of Lame Deer was impressive in her defensive role and certainly saved her team on numerous occasions, blocking out net bound shots from the likes of Dorothy Mastel, Emma Evenson and Liddie Fontaine. 

By the 4th quarter the tide slowly turned and an unfortunate slip by one of the Rams right at the end nailed the lid shut on an impressive home team performance. 

On the night Evenson and Mastel fought like warriors with each putting on an impressive display of how to shoot free throws; Mastel making 11 of her 13 and Evenson 8 of 10. 

Overall Mastel led with 21 points with Evenson and Rebbecca Purcell on 13 each. 

It was a heartbreaking defeat and one that followed on from a loss to Forsyth two days before 44-34. 

Again an even game that saw the Rams match the Dogies for pace and skill only to fall short at the end. 

Mastel led again with 21 points, hitting 9 of her 14 free throws with Meadow Smith the next highest at 8 points. 



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