RAWLINS – The Torrington High School girls’ basketball team had never won in the new gym at Rawlins High School.
That changed Friday when the Lady Blazers knocked off Rawlins 58-45 to close out the regular season.
“We put together our best game of the season,” THS coach Jeff Halley said. “They had already wrapped up the No. 1 seed, and we were probably the No. 2, so we just went in looking to pick up a win.”
That’s exactly what Torrington did.
The Lady Blazers raced out to a 9-0 lead to set the tone for the remainder of the night.
“We started with attacking them on offense and defense,” Halley said. “It was closer to playing an entire game that we have put together all season. We finally shot with confidence, and hopefully got a good of confidence heading into Regionals this week.”
The Lady Blazers led 15-8 after a quarter, pushing the lead to 27-15 at halftime.
In the second half, Torrington maintained its double-digit lead throughout the remainder of the game.
Sophomore Reece Halley led the Lady Blazers with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while junior Michaela Moorehouse added 11 points. Junior Avery Fox and senior Sam Hill had nine points apiece.
The Lady Blazers shot 36% from the floor and 70% from the free-throw line.
The win locked up the No. 2 seed for the 3A East Regional Tournament in Newcastle this weekend. The Lady Blazers will open with No. 3 seed Thermopolis. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.
“We start with Thermopolis, who we haven’t seen this year,” Halley said. “We do know they are mostly the same team as last year that we won a battle with at regionals. We will have to be at our best this weekend to take care of the teams that we need to if we want our season to continue.”