2021 Wyoming Indian Girls Basketball Wrap [VIDEO]
It was a challenging season for the Wyoming Indian girls basketball team as they played just 12 games due to the pandemic but still found a way to win another state championship. The Lady Chiefs got through the state tournament bracket to win the state title for the 3rd consecutive year. This team had 3, all-state players, Angela Astorga, Sandie Friday, and Jaden Ferris. All three averaged in double figures with Astorga and Friday being the #1 and #2 scorers in all of 2A. The Lady Chiefs as a group had the #1 offense in 2A and their pressing, suffocating defense made it easy to score.
In the opening round of the state tourney, Wyoming Indian took on Pine Bluffs and the Lady Chiefs beat Pine Bluffs 53-45 in a game where they led by as many as 29. Astorga, Friday, and Ferris each had 14 points. The Lady Chiefs won this game despite going 2-15 from 3 point land and 5-18 from the line.
In the 2A semi-finals, Wyoming Indian needed a 4th quarter surge to edge Sundance 46-38. The Chiefs forced 18 turnovers and were led in scoring by Angela Astorga with 16. Sandie Friday had 11 with Jaden Ferris chipping in 10.
In the 2A championship game, Wyoming Indian prevailed over Rocky Mountain 44-29 with the Lady Chiefs defense holding Rocky to 26% shooting. This time Friday led the way with 16, Astorga 12, and Ferris with 10. This team went 11-1 in a season where there was a possibility they wouldn't play at all.
This is one of the most successful basketball programs in the state but their three leading scorers were all seniors. So it's not necessary a rebuilding year in 2021-22 but rather a re-load situation. Take a look at our video of some of the action from the State Tournament in Casper. Enjoy.