3A Girls State Basketball Day 1 Recaps
The first day of the Class 3A girls' basketball state championship features six games in Casper.
WyoPreps is doing brief summaries of the games throughout the first day on the action at Casper College and the Ford Wyoming Center.
Game 5: Lyman 45 Worland 41 (semifinal #1)
Sage Bradshaw scored 22 points including the game-winning basket and clinching free-throws in the final 13 seconds of a 45-41 victory over Worland in the 3A girl's semifinals.
Bradshaw made a running bank shot with 3.6 seconds left that put the Eagles up 43-41. After a turnover by Worland, Lyman called timeout, inbounded to Bradshaw, who got fouled and made both free throws with 0.3 seconds remaining.
The game was tied 10-10 after the first quarter. Lyman opened the second on a 14-2 run for their biggest lead of 24-12. It was 24-16 Eagles at halftime. Worland made a charge in the third, and thanks to a Denali Jones put-back just before the buzzer, the Warriors had tied it, at 33-33. Worland took their first lead since the opening quarter on a Darla Hernandez basket. The Warriors got out to a 39-34 lead with 3:37 left.
That's when Lyman's Brice Hansen went to work. She scored seven straight points for a 41-39 lead. Worland tied it on two free throws by Tymberlynn Crippen with 1:30 left.
Lyman held for the final possession and after running time off the clock, they set up Bradshaw's game-winner.
The Eagles shot 45 percent in the game. Hansen finished with 12 points. Bradshaw added seven rebounds to go with her game-high 22 points.
Worland was led by Crippen with 16 points. The Warriors shot 26.5 percent from the field. They did get 16 points off 15 Lyman turnovers. Worland also scored 13 second-chance points off 13 offensive rebounds.
Lyman gets back to the title game, where they last appeared in 2019. They will face Douglas at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday for the 3A girls' championship. The game is at the Ford Wyoming Center.
Worland will play for third place against Worland at noon on Thursday from the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper.
Game 6: Douglas 74 Lander 35 (semifinal #2)
Allyson Fertig had 33 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocked shots to lead the Douglas Bearcats to their third consecutive Class 3A girls' state championship game with a 74-35 victory over Lander on Wednesday night at the Ford Wyoming Center.
Douglas wasted no time, as they jumped out to a 16-4 lead and never looked back. The Bearcats led from start-to-finish. It was 41-20 at halftime after the Tigers made a bit of a charge in the second quarter. Douglas' lead got all the way to 39 points in the second half.
The Bearcats shot 52 percent from the field. Allison Olsen scored 17 points and Kamdynn Townsend added 13 points. Douglas scored 37 points off 28 Tiger turnovers. They also had 21 second-chance points thanks to 16 offensive rebounds.
Lander was paced by Ryan Bell with 11 points. The Tigers shot just 32 percent for the game.
Douglas takes on Lyman in the 3A girls' championship game. It's a rematch of the 2019 title game won by the Bearcats, 56-41. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in Casper at the Ford Wyoming Center.
Lander matches up with Worland for third place at noon on Thursday in Casper.
Game 1: Worland 47 Torrington 28
The Worland Warriors jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never trailed in a 47-28 blowout of Torrington on Wednesday in Casper.
Worland led 12-2 after the first quarter. They were ahead 23-9 by halftime. The lead reached 24 points in the fourth quarter.
Brooke Wright led three Worland players in double figures with 14 points. Tymberlynn Crippen scored 13 and Darla Hernandez added 12 points and six rebounds. The Warriors shot 43 percent for the game. They out-rebounded the Trailblazers, 37-25.
Torrington's Reece Halley scored 10 points. They shot just 20 percent from the floor.
Worland will face Lyman in the semifinal at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper.
Torrington falls to the consolation side of the bracket and will play Wheatland at 9 a.m on Thursday in a loser-out game at the Ford Wyoming Center.
Game 2: Lyman 51 Wheatland 44
The top seed from the West, the Lyman Eagles, survived a scare from the Wheatland Lobos but held on for a 51-44 victory.
The game featured 14 lead changes and was tied six times.
The Bulldogs built a nine-point lead in the first half and led 26-19 at the break. Lyman had a strong third period with 20 points. It was tied at 39-39 at the end of the third. It was 44-42 Eagles with 4:22 left. They held Wheatland to two points the rest of the game and pulled away at the free-throw line.
Charlsie Rose led Lyman with 15 points. Caroline Bradshaw had 12 points. The Eagles shot 45.5 percent in the game, which included 52 percent in the second half.
Wheatland was paced by Khayla Otero with 12 points and seven rebounds. The Bulldogs had a 37-32 edge on the glass. They shot 30 percent from the field.
Lyman advances to the semifinals to play Worland at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper.
Wheatland will play a consolation game against Torrington at 9 a.m. on Thursday from the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper.
Game 3: Lander 40 Newcastle 36
The Lander Tigers survived a second-half comeback by Newcastle and beat the Dogies, 40-36, Wednesday morning at Casper College.
The Tigers built a 14-point lead in the first half, as Newcastle struggled shooting. It was 24-15 at halftime.
The Dogies held Lander to just four points in the third quarter. Newcastle got to the free-throw line in the second half. It was 28-28 entering the final period, which was the first tie of the game. The Tigers made just enough plays in the fourth to hold off the Dogies, thanks to a 12-8 scoring edge in the final frame.
Megan Winfield scored 15 points to pace Lander. They shot 38.5 percent from the field.
Newcastle was led by Jaylen Ostenson's 16 points and seven rebounds. The Dogies shot just 26.5 percent in the game. They were 11-13 at the charity stripe in the second half. Newcastle also scored 17 points off 14 Lander turnovers.
The Tigers will face Douglas in the semifinals at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Casper.
Newcastle will face Mountain View in a loser-out game at 9 a.m from Casper College on Thursday.
Game 4: Douglas 72 Mountain View 26
The Douglas Bearcats looked on a mission and rolled from start, as they pounded Mountain View 72-26.
Four Bearcats scored in double figures led by Allison Olsen's 19 points. Allyson Fertig had 18 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocks. Joslin Igo contributed 15 points and six assists, while Kamdynn Townsend added 14 points.
Douglas shot 60 percent for the game. They out-rebounded the Buffalos 37-24 and forced 23 turnovers.
It was 25-6 at the end of the first. Douglas led 59-9 late in the first half. The running clock lasted the whole second half. The biggest lead was 57 points.
Mountain View got six points each from Jayda Kenison and Bailey Henstra. The Buffalos shot just 24 percent in the game, which included 11 percent (3-27) in the first half.
Douglas advances to the semifinals to play Lander. That game is at 6 p.m. from the Ford Wyoming Center.
Mountain View will play a consolation game at 9 a.m. versus Newcastle at Casper College on Thursday.