WyoPreps Preseason Basketball Tour: Lyman Girls [VIDEO]
Lyman girls’ basketball has been one of the most successful programs over the last ten years. This year, they’ll look a little different.
The Eagles went 21-7 last year and finished second in the 3A Southwest Quadrant at 4-2. They won the 3A West Regional tournament and went 1-2 at the 3A state basketball tournament.
Lyman lost one all-state and two more all-conference players from last season’s team. Those players were part of a pair of runner-up finishes at the state tournament.
Now it’s time for a new chapter. While the Eagles will have a little size, they will be more guard-oriented. Two seniors, Ashton Wells and Paige Rose, will be counted out in new roles and as a couple of the team leaders.
WyoPreps had a chance to visit with Wells and Rose, and head coach Jason Hansen after a practice on our preseason tour last week. We discussed how practice has gone, some areas they are focusing on, what competition will be like around Class 3A, some things to work on before they start playing, short-term goals, and more.
Hansen has enjoyed quite of bit of success in his first ten seasons on the sidelines. The Eagles have brought home seven trophies from the state tournament, which included a title in 2015, and three more second-place trophies.
Lyman opens its’ 2023-24 season in the Bridger Valley Tournament. They will play Rich County, UT, Lovell, and Cokeville.
State 3A Basketball Tournament Day 1
Gallery Credit: Frank Gambino