4A Boys State Basketball Day 2 Recaps
The last day of the 2020-21 high school basketball season in Wyoming with five games in Casper.
The Ford Wyoming Center and Kelly Walsh High School are being used as the two venues for game action.
Please note, the boys' 4A title game will be the focus of a separate story.
Game 12: Sheridan 81 Star Valley 62 (3rd place game)
Sam Lecholat scored 20 points to lead four Broncs in double figures, as Sheridan took third place in the 4A state basketball tournament in Casper with an 81-62 victory over Star Valley.
Sheridan led from start to finish. They opened up a 15-6 lead in the first four minutes. It was 24-17 Broncs after one period of play. They stretched the lead to 16 points by halftime, 44-28.
An 18-6 run to start the second half opened up Sheridan's largest lead of the game, at 62-34. They went on to win it by 19 points.
Carter Dubberley added 15 points, Reed Rabon 12, and Frank Sinclair finished with 11 points. Sheridan shot 52 percent for the game, which included 56 percent in the second half. They scored 20 points off 17 Star Valley turnovers. The Broncs also had 11 second-chance points from nine offensive rebounds.
Star Valley shot 45 percent from the field. They were paced by Tristen Kleeman with 21 points.
Sheridan finishes in third-place for the sixth time in school history. It's the second consecutive state tournament and the third time in the past four the Broncs have come in third.
Game 10: Cheyenne East vs. Riverton (consolation championship)
Game 8: Cheyenne East 71 Green River 65 (consolation semifinal)
Graedyn Buell came off the bench and scored 32 points to lead the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds to a 71-65 victory over Green River in 4A boys consolation state tournament action on Saturday in Casper.
A 23-point third quarter put Cheyenne East in front for good, and they held off any comeback attempt by Green River.
The Wolves shot 52 percent in the first half. They had a 17-14 lead after the first. East rallied in the second and tied it at 31-31 by halftime. The Thunderbirds shot 52 percent in the second half, while Green River cooled off to 31 percent. East built a 14-point lead in the third quarter before the Wolves made a late push that fell short.
Colter McAnelly added 11 points and Jordan Codner had 10 points for Cheyenne East. The T-Birds shot 42 percent from the floor. They scored 26 points off 20 Green River turnovers. East also took advantage of 17 offensive rebounds for 22 second-chance points.
The Wolves were paced by Dylan Taylor. The junior had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Five other Green River players scored between seven and nine points. The Wolves shot 40 percent for the game. They had 21 second-chance points thanks to 17 offensive rebounds.
Cheyenne East will take on Riverton in the consolation final from Kelly Walsh High School at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Game 9: Riverton 45 Rock Springs 33 (consolation semifinal)
The Riverton Wolverines used a fast start and kept their season going with a 45-33 win over Rock Springs in 4A boys consolation play on Saturday at the state tournament in Casper.
Riverton jumped out to a 14-4 lead early in the second quarter. The Wolverines stretched it out to 19 points in that period. The halftime score was 27-11, in favor of Riverton. They shot 48 percent from the field in the first half and held the Tigers to 17 percent shooting.
Rock Springs made a push in the second half but couldn't get over the hump.
Riverton was paced by Jared Lucas with 9 points and 7 rebounds. The Wolverines shot 41 percent for the game. They were slowed by 17 turnovers but did out-rebound the Tigers, 36-26.
Rock Springs got 11 points from Zach Tranchitella. The Tigers shot only 26 percent from the floor.
Riverton advances to the consolation championship at 5 p.m. from Kelly Walsh High School in Casper. They will play Cheyenne East.