It was a long two nights for the Laramie Lady Plainsmen, as they lost their final two game to end the first half of conference play last week.

Last Thursday, Laramie dropped a 67-56 game to fourth-ranked Cheyenne Central. Last Friday night was even tougher, as LHS fell to third-ranked Cheyenne East 62-22.

At the halfway point of 4A East Conference play, Laramie is winless at 0-5. They have fallen to 5-11 on the season.

Lady Plainsmen head coach Kyle Stucky said,

"Man, our conference is a beast, and we know that... you've got to compete every night out, and you've got to be at your best. There's no room for error. We've got to be playing near perfect to be able to compete."

A slow start hurt Laramie against the Indians. Central jumped out to 18-7 lead after the first period. The Lady Plainsmen played even over the final three quarters. They did pull within four points in the fourth at 58-54, but four free throws helped Central stemmed the tide and pull away for the victory.

Kade Setright was one of four Laramie girls that scored a career-high. She led the way with 15 points. Lexie Pulley, Olivia Dorrell and Sierra Titensor also recorded their personal highs. Pulley and Dorrell had seven, while Titensor added six points.

Laramie shot 42 percent, but allowed Central to shoot 51 percent. Both teams made seven 3-point field goals.

Last Friday was a game that saw Cheyenne East steadily pull away for the 40-point victory.

The Lady Plainsmen struggled from the field. They made only eight field goals and shot 19 percent. They trailed 17-4 after one quarter and were never able to put together a run.

By contrast, East shot 46 percent from the floor and finished with three players in double figures. Cosette Stellern scored 18 points to lead all scorers.

The second half of 4A East Conference action begins at home Friday when Laramie hosts Cheyenne South. The Lady Plainsmen's game will start at 7 p.m.