Lingle-Ft. Laramie Girls Gets Long Overdue Championship Win Vs. Cokeville [VIDEO]
Video highlights of the Saturday, March 8th, 1A Girls Basketball State Championship game, between Cokeville vs. Lingle-Ft. Laramie.
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Having lost 2 straight volleyball state championships and last year’s basketball state championship to the Lady Panthers, the Lady Doggers took care of business early to win only their 2nd basketball title in school history.
Check it out…it’s a younger version of the Blues Brothers! The Soul men are in Wyoming to Shake a Tail Feather and watch some basketball!
Cokeville vs. Lingle-Ft. Laramie in the 1A State Championship game…first quarter…Lingle-Ft. Laramie wearing the white…it took a few tries early on, but they were determined to get that first basket…Kaylee Seeds finally gets the drop…she was one rebound shy of a double-double, but she’s got her team on the board first.
Last year’s state runner-ups were not messing around in this one…as you will soon see…Kylah Meyer will get her game started here…she was 10 of 15 shooting from the field which makes for a really good game…now it’s 4-zip.
The Lady Doggers did not always have to rely on offensive rebounds and putbacks…sometimes the first shot dropped. Meyer will get a few friendly bounces and the 2, to make this an 8-nothing contest.
Cokeville needed to get some offense going soon, or else they were going to be in big trouble…Kataya Kallstrom is wide open behind the press, and that bucket was a relief…now her team trails, 8-to-2.
…but the opposition was just getting started in this rematch of last year’s title game…Kaylee Greenwald gets the swish on this jump shot to get those 2 points back, and it’s a 10-to-2 contest.
They had a plan and stuck to it…there’s a big hole in the defense, and Shaylee Rickard found a spot and scored to get her 14 point game started…Lingle-Ft. Laramie is in good shape, leading 13-to-4.
The defending champs were not used to being in this position…but they did not fold…Kaylie Moyes with the offensive rebound…putback…and the foul…she is their main scoring threat, but her team still trails 13-to-6.
They were trying to chip away at the deficit…Kallstrom had an 11 point game, including 2 on this highlight…that made things a little better, but they are still down 15-to-8.
The Lady Doggers were getting right along within the team…Meyer led all scorers with 22 points…she did her job and then some…that would push the score up to 19-to-8.
The lead was already in double digits and they wanted more…Rickard was more than happy to oblige…she’ll pour in 3 more for the cause…this team came out of the gates running…and now it’s 22-to-8.
The Lady Panthers were playing catch up all game long and that’s not a good thing…Kallstrom with a turn-around…hoop and the hack…but they need more…the score was doubled up at 22-to-11, after the first 8 minutes.
2nd quarter…Lingle-Ft. Laramie was not in a merciful mood…2 volleyball championships and 1 basketball championship have slipped through their fingers…Meyer and company knew it was title or bust this time around…now it’s 26-to-13.
They were pulling out all the stops…Gabrielle Wollert bounces an assist to Rickard who will get the finish…the cushion is at 15 points…the scoreboard reads 28-to-13.
Fans were starting to wonder when was Cokeville going to make a run…Moyes would give it a try on this play…20 points were her numbers…but her girls are still at a 28-to-19 disadvantage, but at least the deficit was back into single digits.
Sadly that was the last time it would be that way…Meyer was on fire for most of the game…as the Lady Doggers would hold a 30-to-19 advantage…going into the locker room.
3rd quarter…they kept right on going and did not let up…Seeds scored in double digits with 11…she has her team up comfortably…34-to-21…and the Lady Panthers kept trying to fight back…Shyanna McKinnon will beat everyone back to the other hoop and gets the bucket back…they trail by 11…it’s 34-23, but they would get no closer then that.
Lingle-Ft. Laramie was getting the bench involved…and not all of their points came from up close…Alexandra Sutherland strikes from 15 feet and made that look smooth…it produced points…now it’s a 36-to-23 game.
The opposition needed to do something…anything at this point would work…Moyes will get a back-court steal and a short trip to the hoop awaited her…that was much needed although her team is still trailing, 38-to-26.
Sometimes…big points would come in small packages…Kate Fiscus will hit the turbo boost and go right past a number of defenders for the score…her squad though was still on the wrong end of a 42-28 score, going into the final 8 minutes.
4th quarter…any chance of a miracle comeback would get doused quickly…Meyer has a defender in her face, but scores as if it wasn’t there…the lead is now at 20 points…it’s 48-to-28
…and Lingle-Ft. Laramie was still not done…and neither was Seeds…the board…the putback…the whistle…she was feeling it…and it was inevitable at this point with a 22-point advantage…the score is 52-to-30.
Cokeville kept trying…that was all they could do…we’ll give Moyes a little more love…as a team they shot a little less than 50% for the game, which is not bad for high school.
The problem was the opposition was shooting better than 50% and the numbers would start to add up…we’ll give Rickard the last honors…there’s no point in showing anymore….Cokeville made a late run, but it was way too late by then.
2 years of frustration for Lingle-Ft. Laramie came to a rest when the final horn sounded…60-to-48 were the final numbers.
For the Lady Doggers, it’s only their 2nd title in school history…the other was in 2006. They would finish the season with a record of 24-3…which includes an undefeated mark against 1A teams.