Girls’ basketball facing tough test against Gillette

  The girl’s basketball team extended their win streak with two victories over Cheyenne East and Cheyenne Central last weekend to improve to 4-0 within their conference and 14-1 overall.

  The game was tied at halftime, but a strong second half surge led the Lady Broncs to a twelve point victory over third ranked East Thunderbirds, with a final score of 59-47. The game was a rematch of last year’s state semifinal, where Sheridan lost to East. This time, however, the Lady Broncs came out on top, with Robbi Ryan scoring a team high 20 points to lead the Broncs.

  On Saturday, the Lady Broncs overcame a bit of a slow start to blow out the Central Indians, who were ranked fifth, by a final of 63-35. Sheridan’s strong defensive effort in addition to a fast paced offensive attack helped them to their 14th win of the year as they look forward to playing Gillette next weekend.

  Gillette, also ranked in the top five, beat Central and East as well last weekend and are undefeated within the conference as well, setting up a big game for first place within the East conference.

  “We’ve been focusing on defense and picking up our intensity on defense, and we definitely showed that last weekend, and hopefully we can keep that up into next weekend,” said senior Molly Ligocki.

  Even with a new coach and after graduating several key starters from a three loss team last season, the Broncs have bounced back even stronger this season. Their lone lost was against Natrona County earlier this season, which they avenged right before the conference season began, taking back the number one ranking within the state.

 Overall, the Lady Broncs have been optimistic about their season, focused on winning a state championship. “It’s going pretty good, I think we’re getting better each day. We have some pretty intense practices which is getting us better,” said sophomore Robbi Ryan.