It's been a bit of rough sledding for the Kemmerer boys basketball program. They have not had a winning season since 2011 and went through some very lean years lately. That being said, the Rangers qualified for the 2A state tournament in Casper for the 2nd year in a row and some real fortitude in the 2A West regional.

Kemmerer came into that region as a #2 seed and knocked off Greybull in the first round but to Rocky Mountain in the 2nd round. In a loser-out game, the Rangers put it all together with a 61-37 win over Wind River to punch their ticket to the state tourney.

In the quarterfinal round of that state event, Kemmerer lost to Big Horn 53-45 despite shooting 57% from the field in the 2nd half. Colter Brunski and Jake Kampman each had 15 points in that contest.

Kemmerer was eliminated on the 2nd day of the state tournament with a 70-59 loss to Pine Bluffs. The Rangers shot 49% from the floor for the game as Brunski had a great game with 21 points. Derick Wilcox had 14 and Kampman chipped in 11. This team had some height as Wilcox is 6-6 Brunski is 6-5 with Kampman and Caden Bowen standing at 6-4. All four of those guys were double-digit scorers this season.

Brunski was an all-state selection while Kampman and Wilcox were named all-conference. Kampman was just a freshman so there is a huge upside there. But Brunski, Bowen, and Wilcox were seniors so there is going to be some rebuilding as well.

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