At least one member of the Lady Miners basketball team got to stand at center court at the girls’ 1A championship game last Saturday at the State Basketball Tournament in Casper. Aaron McCreight, chairman of the Proud to Host the Best Committee, presented Maggie Johnson with the McMurray Foundation’s “Wyoming Student Leaders Scholarship” during halftime of the St. Stephens-Cokeville game. Candidate for the scholarship must be high school seniors, be involved in a high school activity (athletics not required), have a grade point average or 3.0 or higher, be involved within the community, and show consistent leadership qualities.
Unfortunately, the Lady Miners were eliminated from Saturday competition by their 35-45 loss to Encampment on Thursday and then the 45-63 loss to Lingle-Fort Laramie on Friday. Cokeville placed first in 1A State, St. Stephens second, Encampment third, and Laramie-Ft. Lingle consolation.
The Lady Miners coach, Jackie Jones, said, “I just want to express how proud I am of the girls. No matter what happened during the season or the tournaments, this team fought and played their hearts out every game! We had a great season, and no one can take anything away from what these young ladies accomplished.”
The Lady Miners were the first seed in the Southeast conference, placed second in the regional tournament in Laramie, but did not place in the state tournament. Maggie Johnson made the all-state team list for 2015. Three Lady Miners were on the Southeast all-conference list for 2015, Maggie Johnson, Haley Clark, and Darby Bowen.