2021 Burlington Girls Basketball Wrap [VIDEO]
After missing the state tournament for 6 straight years, the Burlington girls returned to Casper in 2021 and ended up with a 6th place finish. In the opening round of the state tourney, the Huskies got off a great start in their game with Upton, holding a 9 point lead. That evaporated quickly as Upton prevailed in the match 76-56. Burlington had some trouble with turnovers and was led in scoring in that game by Kelsi Nicholson with 33 points. She was the leading scorer in 1A this past season averaging 17 points per game.
In the consolation round, Burlington stayed alive with a 29-27 victory over Ten Sleep as Nicholson had 10 points and Jessie Michaels added 8. Next up for the Huskies was Farson-Eden in the 5th place game with Farson winning that one 45-38. Michaels and Braelly Wardell each had 11 as the Huskies wrapped up the season 13-10.
Nicholson was an obvious all-state choice and she was just a sophomore. In fact, the two Burlington players that were named all-conference were underclassmen; that being Jessie Michaels and Victoria Nelson. Michaels averaged 15 points a game this past season so there's a solid foundation for the Huskies looking forward to the 2020-21 season.
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