Lady Bulldogs headed to State

Boys finish season at Regionals

 

(Cindy Stoddard photos)  Kacie O’Connor shoots for three during the game with Pine Bluffs in Cheyenne.

(Cindy Stoddard photos) Kacie O’Connor shoots for three during the game with Pine Bluffs in Cheyenne.

The Bulldog girls put together a strong weekend at last week’s regional tourney in Cheyenne, finishing fourth and qualifying for the state tourney.  The girls dropped their opener on Thursday with Pine Bluffs but came right back and posted a win over Wright on Friday. They squared off against a tough Big Horn squad  on Saturday and, thanks to a 12 of 18 run from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, put the Rams away for good, 50 – 39.  Brooklyn Fossen shot 3 of 4, Cayla Adams was 5 of 6, Krista Drentlaw 3 of 6, and Kacie O’Connor was 1 of 2 from the foul line in the final minutes.  Overall, the girls shot a strong 19 of 26 from the line.

Late Saturday, the girls were on the court for the second game of the day – once again facing the Pine Bluffs team. They jumped out to an early lead and held it through the first half but faded late.

“I was really pleased with the effort and intensity of the girls all weekend.  We were a little nervous on Thursday and didn’t play as well as we can but we bounced back with two and a half really good games.  The last half of the Pine Bluffs game we ran out of gas a little and they were able to put us away in the fourth quarter.” said Coach O’Connor. The next stop for O’Connor’s squad will be the State Tournament in Casper this week.

“We get a very good Lovell team at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Casper College.  We opened with them in the state tourney last year and know the type of athletes we are going to face.  It will be tough but we look forward to the challenge.”

The boys finished up their solid season at the regional tourney with back to back losses to Pine Bluffs and Saratoga.

 

Sundance Girls vs. Pine Bluffs (Thurs.)

                      1st       2nd       3rd     Final

SHS                7        12       20       33

PB                 14       25       36       43

                              Points   Rebounds

Brooklyn Fossen   12               1

Cayla Adams         -                 5

Angela Reed          -                 2

Krista Drentlaw       -                 4

Kacie O’Connor   21               4

Kelsie Loken           -                 4

Logan Gill                -                 2

Sundance Boys vs. Pine Bluffs

                      1st       2nd       3rd     Final

SHS               10       19       34       42

PB                  9        29       46       57

                               Points   Rebounds

Ben Stoddard         2                1

Trent Peplow          8                -

Skylar Wagaman  2                5

Trey Taylor               3                2

Colin Shamion      13               4

Trace Steele           -                2

Morgan Keith          -                1

Wyatt Helkenn       -                1

Cole Inghram         -                1

Cort Ingalls              7                4

Lane Carter             6                4

Coach Jim O’Connor strategizes with the team during the Regional Tournament in Cheyenne.

Coach Jim O’Connor strategizes with the team during the Regional Tournament in Cheyenne.

Sundance Boys vs. Saratoga

                      1st        2nd      3rd     Final

SHS                6          12      21       34

SAR               3          11      18       45

                               Points  Rebounds

Ben Stoddard          -                3

Trent Peplow           9               7

Skylar Wagaman   3               2

Trey Taylor               4                -

Trace Steele            4               3

Cort Ingalls              2               4

Lane Carter             5               3

Sundance Girls vs. Wright

                      1st       2nd       3rd     Final

SHS                 9        22       29       42

WRI               10       12       18       35

                              Points   Rebounds

Brooklyn Fossen    4                3

Cayla Adams         -                 5

Angela Reed          -                 5

Krista Drentlaw      8                5

Kacie O’Connor   24              10

Kelsie Loken           4                5

Logan Gill                2                 -

Sundance Girls vs. Big Horn

                      1st       2nd       3rd     Final

SHS                8        21       34       50

BH                 13       23       34       39

                              Points    Rebounds

Brooklyn Fossen    5                 2

Cayla Adams         5                 5

Angela Reed          -                 1

Krista Drentlaw      5                 1

Kacie O’Connor   31                7

Kelsie Loken           4                 3

Coach Cheryl O’Connor gets the girls on track during the Regional Tournament.

Coach Cheryl O’Connor gets the girls on track during the Regional Tournament.

Sundance Girls vs. Pine Bluffs (Sat.)

                       1st      2nd       3rd      Final

SHS                17      29        38        42

PB                  11      25        39        54

                              Points   Rebounds

Brooklyn Fossen   10               1

Cayla Adams         2               10

Angela Reed          -                 2

Krista Drentlaw      2                1

Kacie O’Connor   23               5

Kelsie Loken           5                4

Logan Gill             -              1