Cokeville Lady Panthers first at 1A state basketball

The Lady Panthers had a great cheering section but no one cheered louder than their younger brothers and sisters. Way to show that Panther pride. // By Jan Moody

On Wednesday, March 3, the Lady Panthers began their quest for their third state title in three years with the Lady Miners of Hanna. The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 24-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back taking the win 72-32. Kylee Dayton had 14 points and five assists. Rylee Teichert had 12 points. Emmie Barnes had 10 points and six rebounds. Kallianne Toomer had seven rebounds. Tana Teichert had six steals and Demi Harmon had six rebounds.

This win advanced the Lady Panthers to the semi final game against the Lady Cyclones of Southeast. The Lady Cyclones kept it close, but the Lady Panthers were able to outlast the Lady Cyclones and take the win 51-43. Emmie Barnes had 18 points and seven rebounds. Rylee Teichert had 16 points, three assists and six steals.

With this win, the Lady Panthers found themselves in familiar territory in their third state championship game in three years. The Lady Bobcats of Upton were  hoping to dethrone the Lady Panthers. They were an aggressive and physical team and also loved a quick paced game. The Lady Panthers were consistent and stayed strong to take the win 62-48.

The Lady Panthers were crowned the 1A State Champions. Emmie Barnes had a huge 33 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Kylee Dayton had six rebounds, five assists and five steals. Rylee Teichert had four steals and Harley Harmon had six rebounds. Congratulations, Lady Panthers.

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