They’ll be a new state champion in Class 2-A girls basketball this season. After three straight state championships and five consecutive appearances in the state championship game, the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs won’t be on stage for the title this year.
The Lady Chiefs ran into a talented buzzsaw of a team in the Moorcroft Lady Wolves late Friday afternoon at the Wyoming Ford Center.
Head coach Aleta Moss always has teams that can deliver pressure in the full or half court, and most opponents wilt under the constant ball hawking defense, but not the Lady Wolves.
Moorcroft did everything right in handling the Lady Chiefs’ press, turning the ball over just 10 times in the entire game, and hitting 20 of 32 free throws on the game.
Moorcroft played well defensively, holding the high scoring Lady Chiefs to just 15 points in the opening half while taking an 18 point lead at intermission.
Wyoming Indian won the rebounding battle 37-36 but that was the only statistic they carried in this contest.
Inez Harris was the only Wyoming Indian player in double-figures with 16 points.
The Lady Chiefs finish the season Saturday morning at the Wyoming Ford Center at 10:30 against Sundance.