Laramie Basketball Makes a New Start
The Laramie High School basketball teams will play their first official games at the new school tonight, when Laramie faces Evanston.
The girl's-boy's doubleheader was originally going to have LHS play Green River, but due to a school closure with the recent winter storm, Green River is not travelling today. Evanston was given a release to travel, and tournament officials made the switch in the schedule.
The games are slated for 6:30 and 8 p.m. with the girls game first and the boys game to follow. They are advising fans to show up earlier because they may try to run games slightly ahead by 10-to-15 minutes. JV action will begin about 5 p.m.
As one might imagine, both teams are anxious to play in front of their home crowd.
Lady Plainsmen head coach Laura Pollard says they can't wait.
"Being at home for the first time and most of the next two weeks is exciting! I think the girls will enjoy it, as well as focusing better at home this year. The loss at Sidney humbled us, and I believe for that reason, we're ready."
Plainsmen head coach Travis Brown has similar sentiments.
"We are excited about the opportunity to play in our home gym for the first time in front of our friends, family and community. The young men have been working hard, and I am proud of their commitment and effort. Being home should energize us and hopefully allow us to play up to our potential."
The Lady Plainsmen have a 5-2 overall record, but coming off their first two losses of the season.
The Plainsmen are 2-5 on the season, but enter off a victory in their last game in Sidney, NE.
These games are part of the Taco John's Invitational from Cheyenne. Laramie benefits by hosting two home games on Thursday and Saturday of the tournament, while travelling to Cheyenne only once on Friday.
Tomorrow's games are at 12:30 p.m. for the Laramie girl's and 2 p.m. for the boy's. With the change in schedule, the opponent will change and has been determined as of noon, Thursday. Saturday's action will remain the same. Laramie will face Riverton in a boy's-girl's doubleheader starting at 11:30 a.m.
All the action can be heard on KOWB (AM 1290) with David Settle and VerDon Hoopes calling the games. Coverage today will start at 5:30 p.m.