2021 2A Girls Basketball Championship: Wyo. Indian Vs. Rocky Mt.
It was a tough year for the Wyoming Indian girls basketball team in a number of ways. Their whole season was in jeopardy thanks to the pandemic and they didn't start playing until the end of January. The Chiefs went 11-1 this season but made the most of it with a 44-29 win over Rocky Mountain in the 2A championship game on Saturday in Casper. Between the end of last year's state championship game and the start of their first practice this winter, the coaches and players didn't have any organized activities for close to 10 and a half months. So it took a while for the players to get into basketball shape.
On Saturday, Sandie Friday came up with a solid effort for Wyoming Indian with 16 points on 7-11 from the field while Angela Astorga chipped in 12 and Jaden Ferris had 11. The Lady Chiefs shot 42% for the game but just 3-13 from the three-point line. The Wyoming Indian defense also forced 16 turnovers. But over the last 3 state championship seasons combined, the Lady Chiefs have lost just 5 games,
It was a tough shooting day for Rocky Mountain who went 11-42 from the floor for a 26% clip. The Grizzlies didn't help themselves with 1-13 shooting from the land of three but they did get 8 points from Victoria Arnold and 7 points from Josey Steed. Rocky Mountain wrapped up the season at 18-5 and this was the program's first appearance in the state championship game in 21 years.
We have some video to share with you from Saturday's championship game at the Ford Center in Casper. Take a look!