3A Girls State Basketball Day 2 Recaps
It's day two of the Class 3A girls basketball state tournament, which is the final day of the 2020-21 season.
WyoPreps is providing small game recaps of action throughout the day of games at Casper College and the Ford Wyoming Center.
Please note, the 3A championship game will be featured in a separate story.
Game 12: Worland 45 Lander 36 (3rd place game)
Seniors Denali Jones and Darla Hernandez combined for 28 points and 16 rebounds to lead Worland past Lander in the 3A girls' third-place game at the state tournament.
The game was close in the first half before the Warriors pulled away in the second half.
There were three lead changes and four ties in the first half. It was 14-13 Worland after one period of play. It was 19-all at the break. Neither team led by more than five points.
Worland scored 15 in the third and led 34-27. The lead reached 13 in the final period.
The Warriors shot 40.5 percent for the game. Worland had nine second-chance points compared to two for Lander. They also scored 11 points off 17 Tiger turnovers.
Demi Stauffenberg had a game-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Lander shot 35.7 percent from the field. They dropped from 46 percent in the first half to just 27 in the second.
The Warriors earned the third-place trophy in Class 3A.
Game 10: Wheatland 46 Newcastle 41 - OT (consolation championship)
The Wheatland Lobos battled their way to a trophy, as they outlasted Newcastle, 46-41 in overtime, and captured the consolation championship.
Neither team led by more than six points during the game. It featured nine lead changes and was tied six times.
The game was tied at 8-8 after the first quarter. The Dogies took a small lead of 18-15 at halftime. They maintained that through the third quarter, as it was 26-23 Newcastle at the end of the period.
Wheatland rallied in the fourth with 14 points, their most in a quarter during the game, which tied it, at 37-37, and forced OT.
The Bulldogs made one basket and seven free throws for a 9-4 advantage in the extra session. Meanwhile, the Dogies went 0-5 from the field in overtime.
Kaesha Davis and Khayla Otero scored 14 points each to lead Wheatland. They shot 34 percent for the game. The Bulldogs made one more free-throw and had two more 3-pointers than Newcastle.
The Dogies got 20 points from Jaylen Ostenson. They also shot 34 percent for the game.
Game 8: Wheatland 57 Torrington 34 (consolation)
The Wheatland Bulldogs will play for a trophy after a 57-34 victory over Torrington on Thursday morning at the 3A girls' state tournament in Casper.
Kaesha Davis and Alyssa Matthews scored 16 points apiece to lead Wheatland to the victory. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent in their win.
It was 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. Wheatland pulled away in the second and was ahead 26-18 at the break. The Bulldogs kept pushing in the second half, as the lead grew to 26 points.
Torrington was paced by Reece Halley with 14 points and nine rebounds. The Trailblazers shot just 21 percent for the game.
Wheatland will play in the consolation championship at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday against Newcastle. That game is at Casper College.
Game 9: Newcastle 46 Mountain View 36 (consolation)
Jaylen Ostenson had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Newcastle past Mountain View 46-36 in girls' consolation play on Thursday in Casper.
It was a close game early, but Newcastle had a 15-12 lead after the first period. Both teams struggled offensively in the second. The Dogies maintained a 23-16 advantage at halftime.
The Dogies got the separation they need in the third quarter. They outscored the Buffalos 14-7. Newcastle's biggest lead came early in the fourth with a 41-23 advantage before Mountain View started a small comeback. That fell short, and Newcastle stays alive at the state tournament.
The Dogies shot 40.5 percent in the game. Tiernan Stanton added 10 points and 12 rebounds. Newcastle had a 42-30 edge on the glass. They had 11 second-chance points and scored 14 points off 11 Buffalos turnovers.
Mountain View got 17 points from Kaycee Bugas. They shot just 28 percent for the game.
Newcastle will play Wheatland for the consolation title at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday from Casper College.
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