State basketball: Class 4A boys matchups

State basketball: Class 4A boys matchups

Kelly Walsh Vs Gillette 4A Boys

Kelly Walsh's Michael Bradley struggles for the ball with a group of Gillette players in the final game of the Wyoming State High School Class 4A Boys Basketball Championships last year at the Casper Events Center.


Kelly Walsh Trojans

RECORD: 16-7 HOW THEY GOT HERE: West Regional runner-up; W Jackson 69-32; W Cody 56-31; L Star Valley 48-43 POINTS FOR: 53.0 POINTS AGAINST: 47.5 LAST YEAR: State champ STATE TITLES/LAST: 6/2019 HEAD COACH: Randy Roden RECORD VS FIELD: 3-3 KEY #: 7 ... years in a row that Kelly Walsh has advanced to the semifinals.

Cheyenne East Thunderbirds

RECORD: 20-7 HOW THEY GOT HERE: 3rd at East Regional; L Gillette 60-51; W Cheyenne South 87-62; W Cheyenne Central 66-41; W Gillette 62-48 POINTS FOR: 67.6 POINTS AGAINST: 53.7 LAST YEAR: 1-2 at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 2/2006 HEAD COACH: Rusty Horsley RECORD VS FIELD: 7-2 KEY #: 4 ... different players who scored at least 20 points in a game for the T-Birds this season. STAR-TRIBUNE PICK: Cheyenne East THUNDER BASIN VS GREEN RIVER — 1:30 P.M.

Thunder Basin Bolts

RECORD: 19-6 HOW THEY GOT HERE: East Regional champ; W Laramie 70-50; W Cheyenne Central 69-60; W Sheridan 66-61 POINTS FOR: 72.0 POINTS AGAINST: 56.8 LAST YEAR: Did not qualify for state STATE TITLES/LAST: n/a HEAD COACH: Rory Williams RECORD VS FIELD: 6-2 KEY #: 3 ... games this season in which the Bolts shot at least 75 percent from the floor.

Green River Wolves

RECORD: 9-17 HOW THEY GOT HERE: 4th at West Regional; L Rock Springs 57-52; W Riverton 55-53; W Cody 74-61; L Evanston 48-27 POINTS FOR: 55.3 POINTS AGAINST: 60.8 LAST YEAR: 0-2 at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 4/1987 HEAD COACH: Laurie Ivie RECORD VS FIELD: 0-8 KEY #: 0 ... three-game winning streaks this season for the Wolves. STAR-TRIBUNE PICK: Thunder Basin SHERIDAN VS EVANSTON — 7:30 P.M.

Sheridan Broncs

RECORD: 15-8 HOW THEY GOT HERE: East Regional runner-up; W Cheyenne South 63-46; W Gillette 74-66; L Thunder Basin 66-61 POINTS FOR: 61.6 POINTS AGAINST: 55.0 LAST YEAR: 3rd at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 2/2003 HEAD COACH: Jeff Martini RECORD VS FIELD: 7-5 KEY #: 20 ... games this season in which 6-6 junior Samuel Lecholat led the Broncs in rebounding.

Evanston Red Devils

RECORD: 12-14 HOW THEY GOT HERE: 3rd at West Regional; L Cody 55-49; W Jackson 60-18; W Rock Springs 45-39; W Green River 48-27 POINTS FOR: 51.9 POINTS AGAINST: 53.3 LAST YEAR: Consolation champ at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 5/2013 HEAD COACH: Lex Cornia RECORD VS FIELD: 4-6 KEY #: 5 ... different players who have led the Red Devils in scoring in a game this season. STAR-TRIBUNE PICK: Sheridan STAR VALLEY VS GILLETTE — 9 P.M.

Star Valley Braves

RECORD: 16-7 HOW THEY GOT HERE: West Regional champ; W Riverton 58-23; W Rock Springs 42-40; W Kelly Walsh 48-43 POINTS FOR: 54.9 POINTS AGAINST: 42.6 LAST YEAR: 0-2 at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 12/2013 HEAD COACH: Paul Kabonic RECORD VS FIELD: 5-1 KEY #: 11 ... games this season in which an opponent failed to score at least 40 points against the Braves.

Gillette Camels

RECORD: 11-14 HOW THEY GOT HERE: 4th at East Regional; W Chey. East 60-51; L Sheridan 74-66; W Natrona Co. 60-41; L Chey. East 62-48 POINTS FOR: 62.4 POINTS AGAINST: 62.9 LAST YEAR: Runner-up at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 16/2018 HEAD COACH: Bubba Hladky RECORD VS FIELD: 2-7 KEY #: 33 ... consecutive years in which the Camels have qualified for state. STAR-TRIBUNE PICK: Star Valley


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