WyoPreps Spotlight: Douglas Dynamic Duo of Fertig and Igo [VIDEOS]
All they’ve done together is win 76 high school basketball games and a pair of state championships. Douglas seniors Allyson Fertig and Joslin Igo have been simply dominant.
The duo has put up some impressive numbers during their career in a Bearcat uniform. Now, the seniors are hoping for one last chance to finish on top.
In the latest WyoPreps Spotlight Feature, we put Fertig and Igo center stage for a lengthy discussion in the video at the top of this story. Chatting with WyoPreps’ David Settle, both players talk about the tough way last season ended with the state tournament being canceled due to the virus, a different off-season, how they’re thankful to be back on the court, playing with each other, the success they’ve enjoyed in high school, some less serious and fun items, and more.
Fertig is the reigning Wyoming Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Last season, she averaged 22.3 points, 13.4 rebounds, and 4.7 blocked shots per game. Her 34 points scored, 26 rebounds, and 12 blocks were all single-game highs in Class 3A. In her illustrious career, Fertig has averaged 16.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 4.4 blocked shots per game. She made the third-most field goals in a season in state history, according to wyoming-basketball.com, with 234 made during the 2019-20 season. She’s fourth in career blocked shots with 344 in her career. Her 14 blocks against Buffalo on Feb. 3, 2018, are tied for the third-most in a single-game in Wyoming girls’ high school basketball history.
As a junior last season, Igo tied the single-game state record with 15 assists versus Pinedale on Dec. 14, 2019. She had just dished out 14 assists (tied for the second-most in a game) the day before against Lovell. In the 2019-20 season, Igo finished with 161 total assists, which is tied for the fourth-most in a single season in state history and just 10 away from the record. Last season as a junior, she averaged 11.1 points and 6.4 assists per game. Igo had 108 assists and averaged four per game as a sophomore, while her freshman season, she had 110 total assists and averaged 4.1 per game, but that didn’t lead the team. In her career, Igo had 379 assists, an average of 4.86 per game, and she is tied for the fifth for all-time assists in a high school career in Wyoming high school history.
The dynamic duo has led Douglas to a 76-2 record in three seasons. They won two state championships in 2018 and 2019 and looked to be on their way to a third last season when COVID forced the cancellation of the state tournament. The only losses in their career have been to 4A champion Thunder Basin in the 2019 season and Lynwood, CA last season, which was ranked in the top 40 in the nation at the time of the loss.
Douglas head coach Cody Helenbolt feels privileged to coach this duo and knows it’s simply fun to watch them play. He talked with WyoPreps about the Bearcats prospects this season, how last season ended, the offseason, Fertig and Igo, plus a different schedule for the Douglas girls this season.
The Bearcats open the new season on Friday at home with an interclass game against Class 4A No. 4 Kelly Walsh. Douglas will also host Lovell on Saturday.