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By David Martin

Wolves look to rebound at Thunder Basin Thursday


January 13, 2021

The weekend of basketball competition following the long holiday break didn’t go how the Wolves would have hoped.

Competing in Cheyenne over the weekend, the Wolves left the state’s capital with two losses on their record. The took a loss Friday against Cheyenne East 79-68, followed by a loss Saturday to Cheyenne Central where the boys were outscored 2 to 1 in a game ending 80-40. Central is currently ranked the top team in 4A, while East is third.

“We were extremely flat Saturday morning,” head basketball coach Laurie Ivie said. “We had way too many turnovers, fouls, missed shots and free throws.”

Ivie said the earlier game against East was much closer, with the Wolves being down by a single point at the half. It would be a close, three-point game until late into the fourth quarter.

The Wolves won’t have a lot of time to pick themselves up as they will be traveling to Gillette to take on another strong team at Thunder Basin. Ivie said the team plays a fast-paced game and shoots a lot of three-pointers, but identifies something the Wolves can take advantage of.

“They rank last in the state for rebounding, and we need to use that to our advantage,” she said.

The Wolves have a 2-4 record, and are on a three-game losing streak. Their last win took place Sept. 19 at home against Kelly Walsh 55-52.


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