A One-Game Season For Laramie Basketball
It all comes down to today for both Laramie High School basketball teams. Both the Laramie and Lady Plainsmen must win games at the 4A East Regional Basketball Tournament in Cheyenne.
Each team will face a Cheyenne school in a lose-out, first-round game today. It's simple: if you win, then you qualify for next week's state tournament and continue with two more games at the regional tournament. If you lose, the season is over.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen
The Laramie Lady Plainsmen (9-14) will take on the Central Lady Indians (10-13) for the third time this season. It's the second meeting in the last six days.
These two teams split their regular season games, with each team winning on the other's home floor. The Lady Plainsmen won in Cheyenne, 34-32, back on February 7, while Central won at Laramie, 52-36, last Friday, February 28.
Lady Plainsmen head coach Kyle Stucky said, "Our girls are realizing, especially our seniors, that you win or you go home. I know this is a group that has a lot of pride. They've been there; got members on this team that have won a state championship, and they definitely take a lot of pride in that. Our team goal is to move on to Casper next week, and we know Central stands in our way right now."
The game will start at 4 p.m. at Cheyenne South High School, which is the host site of this year's 4A East Regional Basketball Tournament.
The Laramie Plainsmen face the same scenario, but they take on the host team, the Cheyenne South Bison, on their home floor.
They split their regular season meetings, as well. Each team won on their home floor. The Bison won in Cheyenne on January 31, 85-62, while the Plainsmen took the game in Laramie, 63-49, on February 21.
Plainsmen head coach Chuck Kern said, "We're excited to play this game. There's a lot of pressure on this game. We've got to come out and be ready to go. We've got to play hard, execute, and do what we've done in practice all week. We've really prepared specifically for this game, and we'll see where we line-up with that."
Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at South High in Cheyenne.
KOWB (AM 1290) will air both games from the regional tournament. The broadcast coverage will start at 3:15 p.m. You can also listen on-line by clicking here. David Settle and VerDon Hoopes will call all the action.