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Douglas Boys Basketball off to a hot start

The Douglas Bearcats are off to a 6-0 start and buoyed by a “team first” mentality have their eyes on bringing home the school’s first boys basketball state title since 2002.
Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 11:48 PM CST
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DOUGLAS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Douglas Bearcats boys basketball team completed a 6-0 start in the month of December. They also finished 2021 as the #1 ranked team at 3A.

Senior Guard Cameryn Spence said this season is all about putting the team above self to achieve something greater.

“There’s no ‘I’ in team,” said Spence before the season started. “But we preach every day that it’s gotta be a mental thing, and we all have to put aside our individual goals for the bigger picture.”

Spence said he wouldn’t trade this last year with his Bearcat teammates for anything.

“I’m gonna give it everything I have just for those guys because I love playing with them, and I hope to bring a state championship back to Douglas.”

The Douglas boys have not won a state championship since 2002. The team finished fifth in the 2021 State Tournament.

Douglas Head Coach Chase Plumb said every team’s main goal is to be a state champion, and his team’s “no different.”

“We’ve got what we feel is the group of guys that can do it [and] make a deep run,” said Plumb in December. “The experience we have this year is more so than we’ve had in the past four years. We’ve got a lot of skill players. We’ve got good guard play.

“We’re not as big as we’ve been in the past, but I think I would trade the skill level we have for size, and we’ve got a lot of guys that can pressure [and] handle the basketball. We’ve got shooters all over the floor.”

Coach Plumb’s team will head down to Cheyenne and Laramie for the Taco John’s Invite this weekend. They’ll face Sheridan, who is #5 at 4A, at Storey Gym on Thursday at 8 p.m.

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