2021 Lusk Girls Basketball Wrap [VIDEO]
The Lusk girls basketball team certainly had some momentum heading into the state tournament thanks to 3 wins in the 2A East regional. The Tigers beat Glenrock, Pine Bluffs, and Sundance to secure a #1 seed. Their opening-round opponent at the state tourney was Big Piney and Lusk prevailed in that game 42-33. The Tigers outscored the Punchers 16-5 in the 2nd quarter and were led in scoring in the contest by Abby Kottwitz with 12 points and Lily Kruger had 9.
Moving to the 2A semi-final round, Lusk took on Rocky Mountain in what turned out to be a very competitive game. The Tigers came up on the losing end 44-39 as they were outscored 13-9 in the 4th quarter. Krueger had another strong game with 11 and Courtney Rowley chipped in 9.
Lusk ran into Sundance again, this time in the 3rd place game and, in another close game, The Tigers dropped a 46-41 decision to wrap up the season 14-10. Rowley had 13 and Riley Shaw had 10.
Rowley was named all-state for the 2nd time as she averaged 9 points per game. Shaw was an all-state pick and she averaged 9 points per contest. Abby Kottwitz and Anna Richardson were named all-conference but all four of those players were seniors so there's going to be some re-building in 2021-22. We do have a short video to share with you about the Tigers at the state tournament. Take a look!