Prep Athlete of the Week: Dalton Schaefer, Pine Bluffs

Published: Dec. 27, 2022 at 12:29 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Most of the local high schools were out of action last week for the holidays, but Pine Bluffs Basketball still had one more outing before the break.

Dalton Schaefer’s high scoring night earned his team the win, and himself the Prep Athlete of the Week honors.

“I was super relaxed and laid back. I think that kind of helped me just kind of ‘I’ll just like let another one fly, like it’s not that big a deal, I’ll just let another one fly,’ and that’s what helped me just keep making them, keep staying relaxed,” Schaefer said.

He finished the game against Bridgeport (CO) with 27 points, pacing his team in an 80 point affair for the Hornets. The Monday night victory moved Pine Bluffs’ record to 7-1 this season. The quick start to the year is helping to fuel the team’s goal of repeating as 2A basketball’s state champions.

“It’s kind of like last year. We kind of started out similar but we lost to a team in Colorado, Sterling it was. You know it’s a similar start out, but obviously a little bit better than last year so it feels good. Kind of getting us ready for a repeat,” Schaefer said.

Schaefer and Pine Bluffs take the court next on Jan. 5.