Laramie High School Basketball Goes 1-1 Last Weekend
It was a weekend split for both Laramie High School basketball teams. Both won on the road last Friday night, while both lost at home on Saturday.
The Laramie girls had two very close games, a four-point win, and a one-point loss. The Plainsmen rolled to an 18-point victory on the road but lost to No. 1 by 14 at home.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen
Last Friday night, Laramie finished the game on an 8-0 run and won at Kelly Walsh, 41-37.
Kylee Cox made the go-ahead three-pointer with 18 seconds left. LHS made three-of-four free-throws in the final eight seconds. Cox and Kayla Vasquez led Laramie with 11 points apiece.
On Saturday, Sheridan’s Brook Larsen made one of three free throws with 1.1 seconds left, which gave the Broncs a 45-44 win.
Cox tied the game, at 44-44, on a triple with 10.6 seconds remaining. After a Sheridan timeout, Larsen was fouled shooting a three-pointer from the left-wing.
Janey Adair led LHS with a season-high 11 points in defeat.
Laramie coach Nick Darling said these two games were fun and good.
“I was excited about how hard the girls played for each other. I didn’t see any chirpiness, at all, so that was nice. I’m still kind of lingering with frustration from the (Cheyenne) South game (on Tuesday last week). I thought we didn’t play the way we should have. These two games, we’re right there. (Today - Saturday), the ball bounces a little different, calls go different, and we win that game, so I’m proud of that. We’ve just got to get ready for (Cheyenne) Central now.”
The Laramie boys rolled to a 60-42 victory in Casper over Kelly Walsh last Friday night.
The Plainsmen led from start to finish. They jumped out to a 17-2 lead. The Trojans cut it to 17-8, but that’s as close as they got. LHS led by 17 at halftime and the lead reached 20 points twice in the second half.
Mahlon Morris had 12 points, Trey Enzi scored 11 points, and Garett Dodd added a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.
On Saturday, the Plainsmen fell to top-ranked Sheridan, 60-46.
Laramie enjoyed a 13-9 lead after a strong first quarter. The Broncs responded with 22 points in the second period and led 31-25 at halftime. Then, Sheridan held LHS to 34 percent shooting from the field in the second half, as they pulled away for the victory.
Jaedyn Brown led the Plainsmen with 20 points. He made six 3-pointers.
Plainsmen head coach Jim Shaffer said we would have loved to gone 2-0 on the weekend and win at home, but that’s a really good team we lost to.
“You’re playing the No. 1 team in the state, and we traveled last night, so that wasn’t an ideal situation. That was also our third game this week. We played Tuesday, played Friday, played Saturday, so I don’t think we looked tired. I thought our kids battled and competed and played pretty hard. That leads into next week, where we go Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. That’s gonna be an even tougher situation, in terms of, games in a short period of time, and not being able to practice and prepare for people, but it is what it is, go compete and play, and do the best you can.”
Both Laramie teams are back on the court Tuesday at home versus Cheyenne Central for a girls-boys doubleheader. The girls’ varsity game is at 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ at 7:30 p.m.