The Road Was Rough for Laramie Basketball
The Laramie High School basketball teams went a combined 0-4 in their weekend road trip to Gillette and Sheridan.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen
Despite an improved effort, Laramie lost at No. 2 Gillette last Friday night, 75-45. The Camels shot 50 percent and took advantage of 32 turnovers by the Lady Plainsmen. Jennifer Aadland led the way with 15 points. Eliza Dickinson added 13.
Saturday at fourth-ranked Sheridan, the Broncs pulled away for a 54-43 victory. Laramie was out-rebounded 43-24 and gave-up 20 offensive boards to Sheridan. The Broncs also went 17-of-23 at the foul line. Aadland led the Lady Plainsmen again, this time with 13 points.
Laramie is now 8-11 on the season and 1-7 in the 4A East Conference.
The results were similar for the boys. The Plainsmen fell to the second-ranked Camels, 58-39. Gillette surged ahead by 11 at halftime and steadily pulled way. The Camels shot 49 percent from the field, while Laramie hurt themselves with 21 turnovers. Ty Hoflund led LHS with nine points on three triples.
At Sheridan, the Broncs used strong free throw shooting to beat Laramie, 45-31. The Plainsmen held a 19-18 lead at half, but managed only 12 points in the second half. Sheridan went 24-of-29 at the charity stripe, which included 19-for 24 in the second half. Nate Burman led the Plainsmen with 13 points.
Laramie has lost seven straight games. They are 6-13 overall and 1-7 in the league.
Both Laramie teams wrap up the regular season this week. They will play the final games ever at the current LHS gym Thursday against Cheyenne Central. Friday, LHS will travel to Cheyenne and take on the East Thunderbirds.
Games on Thursday are at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Friday will be at 6 and 7:30 p.m.