Prep Team of the Week: Cheyenne East Girls Basketball

Published: Mar. 10, 2021 at 12:49 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After beating Laramie and Central on Thursday and Thunder Basin (the only team to beat them in 2021) on Saturday, the East Girls Basketball team is the 2021 4A Southeast and 2021 4A East Champions.

The plan was to name a Lady T-Bird as a Prep Athlete of the Week. But when asked for a nominee, East Head Coach Eric Westling said that would be tough.

Westling said he felt that all of his kids had moments vital to this weekend’s huge wins.

“I really felt like it was a complete team effort, whether it was our twelfth kid just being that vocal leader,” said the head coach. “We played 10 and those 10 had significant minutes to help us win through this tournament.”

Therefore, the Cheyenne East Girls Basketball team is Wyoming News Now’s Prep Team of the Week.

The Lady T-Birds were successful this weekend not because they played as individuals, but because they played well together.

“I think we work so well together because we’re all really close and love being together and around each other and we’re all such good friends,” said East Senior Ruby Jacobsen.”

This is a close knit group and it starts at the top with the senior class.

“[Us seniors have] played since our freshman year all together and we all know how we actually play together and it just comes to this year that we actually [have] gotten better and have a better bond,” said East Senior Cheyenna Alvarado.

The Lady T-Birds start this weekend’s 4A Girls Basketball State Tournament by playing Star Valley on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper.

Good luck at states and congratulations to Cheyenne East Girls Basketball, Wyoming News Now Prep Team of the Week.

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