BLOG BREAKDOWN: Cheyenne Central boys basketball

CentralTagg Lain takes over a team that went 7-19 and placed fourth at the Class 4A state tournament in 2014.

The Indians graduated all-state guard Josh Fearing, who is suiting up for Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. Fearing has played in nine games for the Mustangs (9-2).

Senior Tayton Montgomery also decided to skip basketball in favor of indoor track and field. Classmate Rhett Muchmore did the same, but with wrestling. Seniors Paul Sheppard and Blane Cowley also didn’t go out for basketball this season.

Those five players accounted for an average of 28.3 of Central’s 41.5 points per game, so they’re significant losses.

Here is what you should know about what Central will put on the court this winter: Continue reading

Reaction to Tagg Lain’s hire as Central boys hoops coach

Cheyenne Central hired Tagg Lain as its boys basketball coach on Saturday. You can read about that here. The response in my email and on Twitter to Lain’s hire has been overwhelmingly positive.

Lain has guided the Cheyenne American Legion Post 6 baseball team to 13 Wyoming Class AA championships and three runner-up finishes at the Northwest Regional tournament.

But what people might not know is that he’s also got an extensive basketball coaching background. Lain was an assistant for recently fired Indians coach Doug Moratzka during the 2011-12 season. He also coached sub-varsity squads under Lew Roney (1994-96), Kevin McLeod (1997-99) and Mike Jackson (2005-06).

Here’s what people are saying about the hire. Continue reading

FINAL 2013-14 Class 4A boys basketball statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Scoring: 1. Gillette 72.3; 2. Sheridan 62.1; 3. Rock Springs 58.3; 4. Laramie 55.2; 5. Cheyenne South 54.6; 6. Cheyenne East 53.9; 7. Casper Kelly Walsh 53.4; 8t. Riverton; Casper Natrona County 51.1; 10. Evanston 48.8; 11. Central 41.5; 12. Green River 37.1.

Defense: 1. Kelly Walsh 37.8; 2. East 46.8; 3. Evanston 48.9; 4. Central 49.3; 5. Riverton 50.7; 6. Natrona 51.9; 7t. Sheridan; South 55.6; 9. Rock Springs 58.4; 10. Gillette 58.8; 11. Laramie 62.8; 12. Green River 66.7. Continue reading

March 12 Class 4A boys basketball statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Scoring: 1. Gillette 774.0; 2. Sheridan 62.1; 3. Rock Springs 59.0; 4. Cheyenne South 56.2; 5. Laramie 55.2; 6. Cheyenne East 54.3; 7. Casper Kelly Walsh 54.2; 8. Casper Natrona County 51.5; 9. Riverton 51.1; 10. Evanston 48.3; 11. Cheyenne Central 41.2; 12. Green River 37.1.

Defense: 1. Kelly Walsh 36.6; 2. East 46.8; 3. Evanston 47.4; 4. Central 49.3; 5. Riverton 50.7; 6. Natrona 53.1; 7. Sheridan 55.6; 8. South 56.8; 9. Rock Springs 58.6; 10. Gillette 60.5; 11. Laramie 62.8; 12. Green River 66.7. Continue reading

March 5 Class 4A boys basketball statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Scoring: 1. Gillette 75.3; 2. Sheridan 61.9; 3. Rock Springs 59.7; 4. Cheyenne South 55.7; 5. Laramie 55.0; 6. Cheyenne East 54.8; 7. Casper Kelly Walsh 54.3; 8. Riverton 52.1; 9. Casper Natrona County 50.8; 10. Evanston 49.4; 11. Cheyenne Central 39.5; 12. Green River 37.3.

Defense: 1. Kelly Walsh 37.4; 2. East 47.3; 3. Evanston 48.1; 4. Central 48.3; 5. Riverton 50.7; 6. Natrona 53.1; 7. Sheridan 55.0; 8. South 56.1; 9. Rock Springs 59.2; 10. Gillette 60.9; 11. Laramie 62.8; 12. Green River 66.9. Continue reading

Feb. 26 Class 4A boys basketball statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Scoring: 1. Gillette 75.2; 2. Sheridan 62.0; 3. Rock Springs 59.0; 4. Cheyenne South 56.7; 5. Laramie 55.7; 6. Casper Kelly Walsh 54.8; 7. Cheyenne East 54.7; 8t. Riverton; Casper Natrona County 51.9; 10. Evanston 49.3; 11. Cheyenne Central 40.1; 12. Green River 37.3.

Defense: 1. Kelly Walsh 37.8; 2. Evanston 47.4; 3. Central 47.8; 4. East 48.0; 5. Riverton 51.4; 6. Natrona 53.5; 7. Sheridan 54.0; 8. South 57.6; 9. Rock Springs 60.4; 10. Gillette 61.0; 11. Laramie 64.1; 12. Green River 67.0. Continue reading

Feb. 19 Class 4A boys basketball statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Scoring: 1. Gillette 75.2; 2. Sheridan 63.1; 3. Rock Springs 60.6; 4. Cheyenne South 57.1; 5. Casper Kelly Walsh 55.9; 6. Laramie 55.3; 7. Cheyenne East 54.2; 8. RIverton 52.8; 9. Casper Natrona County 51.3; 10. Evanston 49.1; 11. Cheyenne Central 39.1; 12. Green River 37.7.

Defense: 1. Kelly Walsh 38.1; 2. Cheyenne East 45.9; 3. Cheyenne Central 46.1; 4. Casper Natrona County 53.9; 7. Sheridan 54.9; 8. South 57.3; 9. Gillette 60.8; 10. Rock Springs 61.5; 11. Laramie 64.9; 12. Green River 67.6. Continue reading

Feb. 13 Class 4A boys basketball statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Scoring: 1. Gillette 74.3; 2. Sheridan 62.5; 3. Rock Springs 61.7; 4. Cheyenne South 56.0; 5. Casper Kelly Walsh 55.9; 6. Laramie 55.2; 7. Cheyenne East 54.5; 8. Riverton 52.6; 9. Casper Natrona County 49.8; 10. Evanston 49.4; 11. Cheyenne Central 39.3; 12. Green River 38.5.

Defense: 1. Kelly Walsh 38.5; 2. Central 45.9; 3. East 46.6; 4. Evanston 47.9; 5. Riverton 51.8; 6. Sheridan 54.3; 7. South 55.3; 8. Natrona 55.4; 9. Gillette 60.5; 10. Rock Springs 61.8; 11. Laramie 63.8; 12. Green River 67.5. Continue reading

Feb. 6 Class 4A boys basketball statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Scoring: 1. Gillette 74.5; 2. Sheridan 62.6; 3. Rock Springs 61.4; 4. Cheyenne South 56.4; 5. Casper Kelly Walsh 56.1; 6. Laramie 55.8; 7. Cheyenne East 53.3; 8. Riverton 51.7; 9. Casper Natrona County 50.3; 10. Evanston 49.5; 11. Cheyenne Central 38.8; 12. Green River 38.0.

Defense: 1. Kelly Walsh 38.2; 2. East 45.3; 3. Central 45.8; 4. Evanston 47.9; 5. Sheridan 53.2; 6. Riverton 53.3; 7. Natrona 55.6; 8. South 56.5; 9. Gillette 60.4; 10. Rock Springs 63.1; 11. Laramie, 64.1; 12. Green River 66.5. Continue reading

Jan. 30 Class 4A girls basketball stats

TEAM STATISTICS

Scoring: 1. Cheyenne East 61.0; 2. Gillette 59.2; 3. Sheridan 58.5; 4. Casper Natrona County 55.2; 5. Cheyenne Central 43.3; 6. Rock Springs 43.2; 7. Riverton 42.6; 8. Laramie 39.5; 9. Green River 39.3; 10. Cheyenne South 36.9; 11. Casper Kelly Walsh 36.6; 12. Evanston 36.2.

Defense: 1. East 33.8; 2. Evanston 36.5; 3. Central 39.5; 4. Sheridan 40.1; 5. Natrona 41.0; 6. Laramie 42.7; 7. South 45.3; 8. Green River 46.5; 9. Riverton 46.6; 10. Kelly Walsh 47.3; 11. Gillette 47.8; 12. Rock Springs 53.8. Continue reading