This game should be a lot of fun to watch. The Camels and Thunderbirds have two of the state’s top offenses and defenses. It’s safe to say this is both team’s biggest challenge to date. Their previous opponents are a combined 2-6.
Gillette junior guard McCorra Ford went down with a right ankle injury early in the Lady Camels’ 56-52 loss at Cheyenne Central on Friday. She was lunging for a steal when she landed awkwardly and then hobbled off the court.
She returned at some point in the second quarter, but was clearly in considerable pain. That didn’t stop her from finishing the contest. You would never have been able to tell that she was injured watching her knife to the bucket and score an easy layup that helped Gillette cut Central’s lead to 55-50 with 6.7 seconds left.
Based on the fact that she needed an assistant coaches help to walk to Central’s athletic trainer’s room after the game, I’d be surprised if she played against Cheyenne East today.
(Note: This brief was not available for the Saturday print edition of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle)
CHEYENNE — The Cheyenne Central boys basketball team kept pace with Gillette through the first half of Friday’s game but went cold in the second half.
Gillette held the Indians to just three points in the third period and just 11 total points in the second half on the way to a 59-32 win. Continue reading
Here are the pairings for the Class 4A East Regional volleyball tournament.
at Cheyenne Central Fieldhouse
Match 1: Sheridan def. Cheyenne South, 3-0
Match 2: Cheyenne Central def. Cheyenne East, 3-2
Match 3: Sheridan def. Central, 3-0
Match 4: East def. South, 3-0, South eliminated
Match 5: East def. Central, 3-1, Central eliminated
Match 6: Laramie vs. East, 10 a.m.
Match 7: Gillette vs. Sheridan, noon
Third-place: Match 6 loser vs. Match 7 loser, 2 p.m.
Championship: Match 6 winner vs. Match 7 winner, 4 p.m.
You can catch all the action from Burns when it takes on Class 2A No. 2 Glenrock and you can get live updates from the Class 4A Gillette at Cheyenne South on Twitter tonight.
Follow @alexrileysports for updates on the Burns-Glenrock contest.
Follow @jjohnke for updates on the South-Gillette game.
Robert Gagliardi will be following Cheyenne Central at Rock Springs on the radio and tweeting live updates. Follow @rpgagliardi for those updates.
This week’s scores and next week’s schedule are available after the jump.
You can catch all the action from Burns when it takes on Wheatland for the third time ever. You also can catch live updates from the Class 4A Gillette at Cheyenne Central on Twitter tonight.
Follow @alexrileysports for updates on the Burns-Wheatland contest.
Follow @scottnulph for updates on the Central-Gillette game.
I’ll be following Cheyenne South at Casper Kelly Walsh on the radio and tweeting live updates. Follow @jjohnke for those updates.
Then pick up the print edition of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle for stories and stats on those two games.
There’s going to be a LOT of experience on the sidelines when Casper Natrona County visits Cheyenne Central at 7 p.m. Friday.
Natrona coach Steve Harshman is in his 21st season and Central’s Brick Cegelski is in his 16th.That’s 37 years!
By comparison, the remaining eight 4A coaches have amassed a mere 28 years on the sidelines at their current schools.
Coach: Brick Cegelski (16th year, 71-70 overall).
WYOMING STATE TOURNAMENT
at Powers Field – Cheyenne
Seeds in parentheses.
Game 1: (S2) Wheatland vs. (N3) Casper, 9:30 a.m.
Game 2: (N2) Sheridan vs. (S3) Laramie, 12:30 p.m.
Game 3: (N1) Gillette vs. (S4) Torrington, 4 p.m.
Game 4: (S1) Cheyenne vs. (N4) Douglas, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 3 loser, 9:30 a.m., loser eliminated
Game 6: Game 2 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 12:30 p.m., loser eliminated
Game 7: Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 4 p.m.
Game 8: Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m.
Game 9: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser, 9:30 a.m., loser eliminated
Game 10: Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 12:30 p.m., loser eliminated
Game 11: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 4 p.m., loser eliminated
Game 12: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 7 p.m.
Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 1 p.m., loser eliminated
Championship: Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner, 7 p.m.
*** If the championship loser only has one loss, a second game will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday to determine the state champion.