The Laramie High Lady Plainsmen picked up their first victory of the season with solid shooting — from the field and free-throw line — in a 59-38 win against Rock Springs on Friday in the second of three games at the Casper Invitational.
Senior Jennifer Aadland led the Lady Plainsmen (1-1) with her first double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Aadland had 16 points and eight boards in the first half to set the tone .
Laramie senior Lauren Sylvestre and freshman Janey Adair added nine points each. Sylvestre nearly had a double-double when she added 10 boards. LHS had 33 total rebounds in the game.
Sophomores Kayla Vasquez had seven points and Kyle Cox chipped in six points for LHS.
The Lady Plainsmen made 19 field goals, including five 3-pointers — two from Aadland. Laramie was also an efficient 16 of 20 from the free-throw line.
The Lady Plainsmen will finish the Casper Invitational at noon today against Green River at Casper Natrona.
The Plainsmen dropped to 1-1 in a tough 49-47 loss to Rock Springs at the Riverton Invitational.
LHS senior Hudda Herrera pulled the Plainsmen to within a point at 48-47 with a field goal and a free throw with 9.4 seconds left. After the Tigers extended the lead to two points with a free throw, Laramie senior Cordae Wynn’s long 3-point shot attempt with less than 3 seconds left was off the mark.
Senior Will Tyser led the Plainsmen with 22 points, including a game-high three 3-pointers. Herrera added 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Laramie had 31 total rebounds.
The Tigers (1-1) kept Laramie in the game with misses at the free-throw line, going 13 of 24. Laramie was 13 of 15 at the charity stripe.
The Plainsmen will close out the Riverton Invitational at 3 p.m. today against Green River at Riverton Middle School.