FEHS Boys Basketball Take State; Girls Take Fourth

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Photo by Rick Hueckstaedt

FARSON-EDEN– The Farson-Eden High School boys basketball team fought their way to a 1A state championship this weekend.

The Lady Pronghorns placed fourth.

State took place in Casper, starting on Thursday, February 28, and ended Saturday, March 2.

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The boys won all three games to take the championship, while the girls went 1-2 throughout the three-day tournament.

Boys State Scores and Recaps

The boys went into the state tournament as the #1 west seed. Check out the scores of their games below:

Thursday, February 28

  • Farson-Eden 48 Lingle-Ft. Laramie 28
    • The Pronghorns led the whole game, leading by one point at the end of the first quarter, 6-5. The Pronghorns added 16 more points in the second quarter, leading 22-16 at halftime. They led 36-23 at the end of the third. Adding 12 more points in the final quarter, the Pronghorns took the 48-28 win.

Friday, March 1

  • Farson-Eden 46 Cokeville 40 Semi-Final
    • The Pronghorns led by one at the end of the first quarter, 8-7. Adding 15 points in the second and only allowing Cokeville four points, the Pronghorns led 23-11 at the end of the second. Cokeville attempted a comeback in the third quarter, scoring 16 points to Farson-Eden’s 10. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Pronghorns led 33-27. Both teams put up 13 points in the final quarter, the Pronghorns taking the 46-40 win.
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Saturday, March 2

  • Farson-Eden 57 Encampment 54 OT State Championship 
    • The Pronghorns and the Tigers played a close championship game, taking it to overtime before the Pronghorns came away with the win. Farsonn-Eden led 14-11 at the end of the first quarter, and 26-18 at the end of the second. After halftime, the Tigers started their comeback, putting up 23 points while the Pronghorns added 18. Farson-Eden led 44-41 heading into the fourth quarter. Encampment put up seven points to Farson-Eden’s four, tying the game at 48-48, bringing the championship contest to overtime. At 54-54, Hagan Jones of Farson-Eden scored a three-point shot at the overtime buzzer, giving the Pronghorns the 57-54 OT win.
    • Check out Jones’ three-point buzzer winner below, video courtesy of Wyopreps.

Girls State Scores and Recaps

The girls went into the state tournament as the #3 west seed. Check out the scores of their games below:

Thursday, February 28

  • Farson-Eden 53 Lingle-Ft. Laramie 39
    • The teams were tied at 10-10 at the end of the first quarter, and the Lady Pronghorns led 21-20 at the end of the second quarter. The Lady Pronghorns added 18 points in the third quarter, holding Lingle-Ft. Laramie to eight. Farson-Eden led 39-28 heading into the final quarter. The Lady Pronghorns added 14 more points in the fourth quarter, taking the 53-39 win.

Friday, March 1

  • Farson-Eden 43 Cokeville 45
    • Farson-Eden led Cokevile 15-9 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Panthers then added 17 points in the second quarter, holding the Lady Pronghorns to six. Heading into halftime, the Lady Panthers led 26-21. Both teams added 12 points in the third quarter, making the score 38-33, in favor of Cokeville, as they headed into the final quarter. Farson-Eden added 10 points in the fourth quarter, while Cokeville added seven. Cokeville took the win over Farson-Eden 45-43.

Saturday, March 2

  • St. Stephens 51 Farson-Eden 42 Lady Pronghorns take 4th Place
    • In the 3rd place contest, the Lady Pronghorns took on St. Stephens. St. Stephens got the early lead, putting up 19 points in the first and holding Farson-Eden to seven. The Lady Pronghorns added 13 points in the second quarter, while the Lady Eagles put up 9, giving the Lady Eagles the 28-20 lead at halftime. The Lady Pronghorns nearly closed the Lady Eagles’ lead in the third quarter, putting up 13 points to St. Stephens’ eight. St. Stephens led 36-33 heading into the fourth quarter. St. Stephens added 15 to their score, while Farson-Eden added nine, giving the Lady Eagles the 51-42 win, taking third place.
Photo by Rick Hueckstaedt