Preseason Preview: Cheyenne Central Girls Basketball

Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 12:13 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cheyenne Central Girls Basketball started the season (1-3) in the Strannigan Tournament in Riverton and Lander.

At practice last week, it was clear that the team is meshing and just having a good time together.

“This group’s done a lot of stuff together,” said Central Girls Basketball Head Coach Jeff Kirkbride. “They’ve played together a lot and there’s some real natural leaders there and I don’t know what it is but, yeah, they’re having fun and that makes it fun to coach.”

The Lady Indians finished 2020-2021 with a (12-11) record and made the state tournament. However, the team lost both of its games.

“We’re doing good [this year],” said Central Senior Drue Mirich. It’s a lot different atmosphere than last year, we’re having a lot more fun and we’re kind of short this year, but we’ve been working on getting up and down the floor being fast because of our height.”

As Mirich alluded to, there is not much size on the team this season. So that means the Tribe will have to rely on other things in order to be successful.

“We are super short so we’ve been [doing] lots of sprints, lots of up and down, really working on speed, throwing the ball, just playing really fast,” said Central Senior Kamryn Tempel.

Central is next in action Thursday-Saturday at the Power to Play Tournament in Windsor, Colo.

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