Laramie Sweeps Day Two Of McDonald’s Classic Basketball Action
The Laramie Plainsmen kept their win streak alive, while the Laramie Lady Plainsmen won both their games at the McDonald's Classic Friday in Cheyenne.
The Laramie Plainsmen kept rolling, as they won their fourth straight Friday in Cheyenne. The Plainsmen defeated the Riverton Wolverines for the second time this season. The final score of this meeting was 50-38.
Laramie (5-2) dug in on the defensive end for the victory. They held Riverton to only 27 percent shooting from the floor. The Wolverines came in as the top field goal percentage team in all of Wyoming at 54 percent.
Early 3-pointers from Andy Pearson and Jake Aadland gave Laramie an 8-2 advantage. They led 13-8 after the first quarter and 23-18 at half. Riverton hung around until the fourth quarter. The Plainsmen opened the final period on a 10-0 run and were never threatened in route to the 12-point victory.
Tristan Eickbush led LHS with 17 points and seven rebounds. Josh Wilson provided a spark off the bench with eight points. Laramie shot 49 percent from the field.
Riverton (4-4) was led by Chris Quayle with 12 points.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen
Friday was twice as nice to the Laramie girls. They won both their games in Cheyenne.
Laramie (3-5) rallied for a 59-53 win over Kelly Walsh and then topped Fort Collins, 51-47.
In their win over the Trojans, LHS trailed 29-15 midway through the second quarter. An 11-2 run to end the first half pulled the Lady Plainsmen within 31-26 at half. The momentum carried over into the second half, as the run extended to 26-6 and a 41-37 Laramie lead late in the third.
Kelly Walsh (2-5) made a run in the fourth quarter and got within two on a Madison Vinich banked three-pointer. LHS made enough free throws down the stretch and held on for the six-point victory.
Savannah Cox led the Lady Plainsmen with a game-high 19 points. She also grabbed four rebounds. Alexis Pickerd and Kade Setright added ten points apiece. Laramie shot 41 percent in the game.
The Trojans were led by Vinich with 14 points and Sofia Hof added 13. Kelly Walsh committed 27 turnovers.
In game two, the Laramie Lady Plainsmen were in a tight one, but held on late to beat the Lambkins, 51-47.
Eliza Dickinson scored 20 points, while Cox added 15 points in the win. Laramie played without Alexis Pickerd, who was injured late in the game against Kelly Walsh.
Both Laramie teams return home today for a doubleheader against Evanston. The girls' game will start at 11:30 a.m., while the boys will follow at 1 p.m. at Laramie High School.