The Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs get to add another piece of hardware to their already large trophy case.
Aleta Moss’ squad knocked off the 2A northwest’s top seed, Rocky Mountain Lady Grizz, Saturday afternoon at Riverton High School to wrap up regional play. WIHS beat Kemmerer 58-19 Friday and Tongeu River 57-29 Thursday.
The WIHS ladies out-scored their opponents 177-75.
The state basketball tournament begins Thursday in Casper. Wyoming Indian’s first round game is at 6:00 p.m. from Natrona County High School. They’ll play the Southeast ladies in a rematch of last year’s state championship game, in which Wyoming Indian won on a buzzer-beater.
Wyoming Indian’s boys fell in a tough contest with Rocky Mountain Saturday. The Grizzlies led by double digits through much of the second half, but a 4th quarter surge nearly pulled the Chiefs back into the ballgame. Ultimately Rocky Mountain won 67-60.
WIHS did knock off Riverside 81-48 Thursday and Tongue River 69-64 Friday to clinch a ticket to the state tournament. The Chiefs will play at 7:30 p.m. from Natrona County High School on Thursday. They face Pine Bluffs in game number one.
The only other team to clinch a birth in the state tournament from 1A/2A Fremont County basketball was St. Stephens. The boys will be the 4th seed headed into the state championship. The Eagles play at 9:00 p.m. from the Casper Events Center on Thursday against Upton.
State tournament match-ups and times are projected, they are not yet confirmed by the Wyoming High School Activities Association and subject to change.