Gillette Boys Basketball Wrap [VIDEO]
The Gillette Camels came into the 2018-19 season as the defending 4A State Champions. They had to replace their superstar scorer in Trey Hladky and found some offense in the trio of Luke Hladky, Trase Olsen and Tyler Neary. Those two combined for 29 points a game and Neary threw in 12 a game. The season overall was a challenge finishing at 16-12 but the Camels did advance to the 4A title game. In round one of the state tournament, Gillette handled Green River 63-54 with Hladky and Olsen combining for 33 points. Neary was sharp too with 16. The Camels signature win of the season came in the semi-final round when they knocked off tournament favorite Sheridan 71-68. Luke Hladky was unreal going 10-24 from the field en route to 30 points. Olsen had 18 on 6-12 from the floor while Neary threw in a dozen. However, Gillette didn't appear to have much gas in the tank in the 4A championship as they lost to Kelly Walsh 60-36. The Camels shot just 22% from the field and were led by Zach Bradley with 12. Olsen was named all-state and he was a senior. Neary was a senior too so the team will build around Hladky who comes back as a junior.