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Kennedi Niemann works around an Evanston defender Saturday. (Photo by Don Cogger, Uinta County Herald)

The Cody girls basketball team stayed alive at the 4A West Regional Tournament with a 43-36 win Friday morning against Evanston.

The Fillies play the loser of the Kelly Walsh, Star Valley game at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. The winner of the Saturday game advances to the third place game and clinches a spot in the state tournament.

Against hosts Evanston, Cody was led by freshman Reece Niemann with 12 points and sister Kennedi Niemann with nine.

Brittan Bower and Ally Boysen added six points each. 

The Fillies went back and forth with the Lady Red Devils all night and took the lead for good when Reece sank a pair of free throws for a 35-33 lead with just under four minutes to go. 

Cody held on at the free throw line, finishing 20 of 27 from the line for the game.

Green River girls 58, Cody 42

The No.4 Cody girls basketball team couldn’t hold on against No. 1 Green River on Thursday, falling 58-42 in the opening round of the 4A West Regional in Evanston.

The Fillies play Evanston at 10:30 a.m. Friday with both teams needing a win to stay alive in the tourney.

Against the Lady Wolves, Kennedi Niemann led the way with 11 points, while Torrie Schutzman, Reece Niemann and Abby Boysen each scored eight.

Cody was down 27-25 at the half and briefly took a lead at 29-27 in the third quarter, but the Fillies couldn’t halt a Green River run, which led to a 45-37 opponent lead after three.

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