The date of Jan. 7, 2022, will be one the Douglas High School girls’ basketball program will remember forever. That’s the day they set a new state record.

Last Friday in Cheyenne, the Douglas Lady Bearcats set the new standard for consecutive victories by a girls’ basketball team in Wyoming with 47.

Douglas entered the Taco John’s Invitational with 46 straight wins. That equaled the mark set by Lander from 1977-1979, according to The record was established under legendary coach Bob Carey.

The Lady Bearcats defeated Class 4A Laramie at Cheyenne Central High School, 53-33, to set a new state record.

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Douglas added a 66-60 win over Class 4A fifth-ranked Sheridan later that day to extend the streak to 48 straight victories.

Unceremoniously, the record ended last Saturday. Class 4A Casper Kelly Walsh will be the answer to the trivia question of who stopped the Douglas girls basketball win streak? KW toppled the Lady Bearcats, 67-57.

WyoPreps spoke with Douglas head coach Cody Helenbolt earlier this week about the new record, the impact it’s had on his program, the loss to the Trojans a day after setting the new mark, and more.

Before last Saturday, Douglas’ last defeat was on Jan. 3, 2020, to Lynwood, CA at the Energy Classic in Gillette, 51-45. That was a team ranked in the top-40 in the nation at the time.

That means the Lady Bearcats went just over two full calendars years without a loss.

Douglas’ record going back to the start of the 2017-18 season through Jan. 8, 2022, is a remarkable 110-3.

Congratulations to Coach Helenbolt, his coaching staff, and the players that contributed to an unbelievable streak.

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