A Pair of Underclassmen Earn Recognition for the Lady Plainsmen
Two Laramie Lady Plainsmen basketball players earned post-season accolades from the Wyoming Coaches Association last week.
Freshman Jennifer Aadland was Second-Team All-State and First-Team All-Conference in the 4A East. Sophomore Lexi Pulley received Second-Team All-Conference honors.
The two underclassmen led LHS in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
Aadland averaged 8.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Lady Plainsmen. She was the only freshman in 4A girls’ basketball to receive any post-season recognition.
Laramie head coach Laura Pollard said she was excited to see Aadland get noticed by the coaches.
“She was not a freshman player. She was varsity material from the start, and boy are we happy she is only a freshman. She sparked us with her 3-point shooting at times and came up big on the glass.”
Pulley led the Lady Plainsmen with 201 total points on the season. That was good for an average of 9.6 per game. She finished with 36 assists and 48 steals on the season.
Pollard said Pulley had the job of coach/leader on the court, but also had to be a scorer for them.
“Lexi had to get to know me and understand the style of play I wanted. It was noticeable in several games. In the regional game, she proved she can do it.”
Pollard added, “To have two young players be the high scorers, as well as, wanting to be in that position of leading the team, well that says it all.”
Juniors Eliza Dickinson and Kade Setright both received Honorable Mention All-Conference.
All four players are set to return to the starting line-up next season.
Laramie finished 9-13 overall and with a first round loss to fourth-ranked Sheridan at the regional tournament.