Another 1-1 Outcome for Laramie Basketball
The Laramie Lady Plainsmen won their fourth straight, while the Plainsmen lost their third in a row against Green River last Saturday afternoon.
The games marked the end of non-conference play for Laramie High School.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen
Morgan Bury and Lexi Pulley scored 15 points apiece to lead the Lady Plainsmen to a 52-41 victory over Green River.
Laramie (9-2) built a 17-10 lead early in the second quarter. The Wolves rallied and tied it at 17-17, but the Lady Plainsmen closed the first half with a 10-0 run and regained control of the game. Laramie maintained their edge in the second half for the 11-point win.
LHS head coach Laura Pollard said it was a good, composed team-win.
“We’ve been struggling all year with playing great defense and then throwing it away. We were concentrating on slowing it down, moving it around and things like that.”
The Lady Plainsmen shot 41 percent from the field. They forced 22 turnovers by the Wolves.
Pollard said, “Morgan’s done a great job all season. She doesn’t have the endurance of Kade (Setright) and Lexi (Pulley). I’m really proud of her because in practice when we’re running suicides and doing things, she’s trying on that last couple of laps to really push it, because I told her, you just really need that endurance.”
Green River (6-3) shot 40 percent from the floor. They were led by Taylor Stoeger with 12 points.
Laramie hosts No. 1 Gillette in their next game Friday at 7 p.m.
Despite 19 points from Nate Burman and 13 points and 14 rebounds from Frank Crum, the Plainsmen were beaten by Green River 60-49.
The teams exchanged the lead five times, and it was tied twice early in the game before Green River led 19-12 at the end of the first. It stayed a seven-point margin by halftime, 29-22, Wolves. Green River stretched to a 13-point edge before Laramie tried to rally. The Plainsmen pulled within five, at 50-45, but the Wolves finished the game on a 10-4 spurt.
Laramie (3-8) shot 39 percent in the game and turned the ball over 19 times.
Plainsmen head coach Travis Brown said it’s back to the drawing board.
“A lot of the things we need to work on, moving forward, this weekend exposed a lot of our weaknesses. Hopefully, we get back in the gym and start to address these things moving into conference.”
Green River (5-4) had four starters score in double figures led by Cameron Morris with 15 points. The Wolves shot 40 percent.
The Plainsmen will take on No. 2 Gillette in their next action Friday at 5:30 p.m.