Lady Hornets drop home finale, rebound in Lingle
Pine Bluffs girls earn No. 2 seed in regional tournament
February 21, 2019
Friday night's home Pine Bluffs girls basketball game didn't go the way the Lady Hornets wanted.
The team's 54-41 loss to Niobrara County (Lusk) came at the worst possible time, too: Senior Night.
In Friday night's finale, seniors Kammie Ragsdale, Torri Long and Paige Thompson were honored before play got under way.
Ragsdale went out on a good night, scoring 25 of the Lady Hornets' 41 points.
Thompson added 6.
Long's sole attempt at a shot was good for three points.
On Saturday, Pine Bluffs traveled to Lingle for what would prove to be a redemption game.
After Friday's loss, the Lady Hornets defeated Lingle-Fort Laramie 59-19.
In that game, Pine Bluffs' defense held LFL to single-digit scores in each quarter.
In fact, PBHS never allowed more than 6 points. LFL only managed to score 2 points in the second quarter.
Ragsdale led scoring with 20 points.
Hyleigh Fornstrom also scored in the double-digits with 10 points.
Lady Hornets earn No. 2 seed
At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the Lady Hornets' post season will begin when they face Moorcroft at Wright High School.
They will play Moorcroft who is 14-8 overall but only 2-4 in conference play.
Pine Bluffs made easy work of Moorcroft in December.
Playing in their second game of the season at the Burns Winter Classic, Pine Bluffs easily defeated Moorcroft 82-46.
Should the Lady Hornets win the regional tournament opener, they will take on the winner of Big Horn and Glenrock.
Big Horn is 14-7 overall on the year.
They are 5-1 in their conference.
The Rams have not played Pine Bluffs this year.
Glenrock has, however, played Pine Bluffs and has lost mightily in both games.
Back in January, Pine Bluffs defeated Glenrock at PBHS 58-6.
Pine Bluffs was victorious in the second contest of the year, winning 53-6 in Glenrock.