HIGHLIGHTS: 1A/2A basketball state championships are set

The Pine Bluffs and Dubois boys will look to bring home state titles on Saturday after wins on Friday, and the Southeast girls will look to do the same after a dominant semifinal win over Burlington.
Published: Mar. 5, 2022 at 1:08 AM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On Friday, Wyoming’s 1A and 2A schools were looking to secure a spot in the state championship games at the Ford Wyoming Center Friday.

From the 1A games, the Southeast girls were looking to get back to the state title game for the first time since 2019, and they wasted no time against Burlington inside Natrona County High School’s gym.

They moved to Saturday’s game with a 43-20 victory and will face Upton at 6:30 p.m.

The Dubois boys were a little slow out of the gate, but they found their footing in the second quarter and put it on cruise control in the second half. They knocked off Farson-Eden with a 52-43 victory and will take on the defending champion Upton Bobcats at 5 p.m.

With the 1A championship matchups set, 2A was looking to do the same.

The Wyoming Indian girls were looking to make it four straight state championships, but Moorcroft had other plans from even allowing the Lady Chiefs to get there.

Moorcroft knocked off the defending champs 55-34 and will face Rocky Mountain in the title game at 3:30 p.m.

The Wind River boys looked strong on Thursday against Wright, but Big Horn showed them their might on Friday. The Cougars fell 54-50 in a tightly contested ballgame.

In the final game of the evening at the Ford Wyoming Center, Big Horn awaited their opponents for Saturday’s championship clash.

The Pine Bluffs boys were looking to knock off Tongue River to get there. The Hornets did just that with a 62-51 victory.

Pine Bluffs and Big Horn will play at 8 p.m. to determine a 2A boys state champion.

For more information from Friday’s games, visit here.

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