Lingle-Fort Laramie Boys Basketball Wrap [VIDEO]
The Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers went 18-9 this past season and have qualified for the state tournament in 8 of the last 9 years. The Doggers did have a 1A all-state selection in Caeden Riley who averaged 17 points per game. Cordell Forkner was a double-digit scorer throwing in 10 a game, so he was named all-conference as well as Bailey Powell and Cooper Hill.
At the state tournament in Casper, LFL lost their first-round game to Farson-Eden 40-35 as the Doggers shot just 27% from the field in the first half. Riley had a solid game with 17 points and 9 rebounds with Bailey Powell throwing in 9.
In the consolation round, Lingle-Fort Laramie stayed alive with a 50-41 win over Hanna-Elk Mountain, Riley was a monster in that game with 20 points and 18 rebounds with Forkner contributing 15. The Doggers season came to an end in the 5th and 6th place game with a 42-29 loss to Kaycee. Riley was the only Dogger in double figures with 13.
Looking ahead, the team will miss the productivity of Riley who was a senior this year and the same goes for Powell. But Forkner and Hill return as seniors so that will be something to build around.