Cokeville basketball ready for 1A West regionals


The Cokeville Lady Panthers basketball team traveled to Farson for their last road trip of the regular season on Friday, Feb. 15. They had a little bit of a slow start but finished strong, bringing home the victory, 59–27. Emmie Barnes had 16 points to lead the Lady Panther scoring. Rylee Teichert had 12 points and 6 rebounds. Kamille Nate also had 12 points and 6 rebounds. Kylee Dayton had 12 points and 5 steals, and Emma Teichert had 4 assists and 4 steals.

The Lady Panthers then hosted the Lady Rattlers of Little Snake River Valley on Saturday. It was senior night. Seniors recognized were: Emma Tonga, daughter of Etu and Julie Tonga; Janae Teichert, daughter of Tim and Renae Teichert; Zoie Vierig, daughter of Brandon and Brooke Vierig; and Kenzie McPhee, daughter of Jody and Lorelle McPhee. The Cokeville girls had a very successful afternoon as they defeated the Lady Rattlers 55-38 to close out their regular season. Leading the scoring for the Lady Panthers was Rylee Teichert with 14 points. Emmie Barnes had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Kamille Nate had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Janae Teichert had 5 rebounds and Kylee Dayton had 3 steals.

The Lady Panthers clinched the No. 1 seed for the 1A West regional tournament this week in Lander. They will start the tournament against the Meeteetse Lady Longhorns on Thursday, Feb. 21, with tip-off set for 5:20 p.m.

The Panther boys had a rough weekend in basketball action. On Friday, February 15 they traveled to Farson to take on the Pronghorns on their home court. The teams’ last meeting was in Cokeville where the Panthers defeated the Pronghorns in triple overtime. But this time, the Pronghorns were able to get the win over the Panthers, 61-55. Matt Thomas had 15 points and Kyle Wayment added 11 points to lead the Panther scoring.

The Panthers hosted the Rattlers of Little Snake River Valley on Friday afternoon. It was senior night. Those being honored were: Hayden Hatch, son of Harold and Tonya Hatch; Trey Nate, son of Greg and Chynell Nate; Andrew Thomas, son of Scott and Julia Thomas; and Kyle Wayment, son of Jed and Jenny Wayment. The Panthers put up a good fight but fell to the Rattlers, 54-49. The Panthers got the No. 3 seed for the 1A West regional tournament and will face the Eagles of St. Stephens on Thursday, Feb. 21, in Lander, with tip-off set for 3:40 p.m.