Two Home Games on Tap for Laramie High School Basketball
The first of two straight conference cross-over weekends is here for both Laramie High basketball teams.
LHS hosts Thunder Basin on Friday night and Campbell County on Saturday afternoon for girls-boys doubleheaders.
The No. 4 Laramie girls take on third-ranked Thunder Basin at 6 p.m. on Friday. That’s followed by the Plainsmen hosting the top-ranked Bolts at 7:30 p.m. The fourth-ranked LHS girls host Campbell County at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The boys’ game versus the Camels is at 2:30 p.m.
KOWB radio will carry all the action live this weekend. You can tune in on Friday at 5:30 p.m. or Saturday at 12:30 p.m. David Settle will call the games on the radio (AM 1290), online, through the KOWB app, or smart speakers.
Lady Plainsmen head coach Terrance Reese says I see two teams with length coming in from Gillette. They do play a little differently.
“Definitely, starting with Thunder Basin, the length that they have (is an issue). I thought last weekend they played their best game of the season, in watching the film. The way they played against Campbell County was pretty impressive, and they just keep coming at you. (The Bolts have) kind of a soft press, and they use their length to get tips and get out in transition. With Campbell County, it’s gonna be a track meet. Definitely, it’s up and down. It’s back and forth. They want to play full court, run and jump, so, definitely something we’re going to have to be ready for.”
The Laramie girls are 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in conference action. They made their debut in the latest WyoPreps Coaches and Media Poll on Wednesday at No. 4 in Class 4A. LHS has won two straight entering the weekend.
The Plainsmen have a challenge of their own with the top-ranked Bolts and Camels coming to town.
Head coach Jim Shaffer says they both shoot more threes than twos.
“Campbell County’s got a bigger discrepancy than Thunder Basin does, but they both love the three-ball. Thunder Basin’s been (ranked) No. 1 all year, and Campbell County’s better than their record shows, so we’ve got a tough weekend ahead of us.”
The Plainsmen are 9-5 this season and 1-2 in conference action. They enter this game off a big, 70-65 road win at previously fifth-ranked Cheyenne South last Thursday night.