Thunder Basin Boys Basketball # 1 in the state

Three of the four college basketball teams at Gillette High School were voted into the state leaderboard as preseason games are underway for the next month.

Through Two weeks of high school basketball action leading up to the short Christmas break, the Thunder Basin boys’ team made it clear that this year is a high-expectation squad. The group has impressed national media and coaches and has a firm grip on the # 1 rankings in the state’s 4A poll published by WyoPreps.

The Bolts have won five of their first six games to prove they are title contenders in both the conference and state. They’re the clear favorite as the best in Wyoming as they got all 15 votes for first place.

The TBHS boys aren’t the only team getting recognition early on. The Thunder Basin Girls also got off to a brilliant start after dismantling teams at the Flaming Gorge Classic with a score of 4: 2 and are now fourth in the national rankings.

Cheyenne East is unanimously number 1 in the girls’ category with 16 votes for first place. The TBHS girls received two first places.

Both teams from Thunder Basin will be back in action in South Dakota this week.

The Bolts aren’t the only Gillette teams to watch out for at the start of the season. he young girls’ basketball team at Campbell County High School is also making quite a stir in the first few weeks of the season. After a slow start, the Camels bounced back last week with a stellar performance in Colorado, finishing 6th in Wyoming.

The camels, along with the CCHS boys’ team, will return to the hardwood this week at a tournament in South Dakota to wrap up the 2021 calendar year.

Ranking of boys

1. Thunder Basin, 225 points

1. Pine Bluffs, 237 points

1. Upton-Sundance, 225 points

11. Small snake river, 6

National ranking of girls

1. Cheyenne East, 265 points

1. Wyoming Indians, 159 points

1. Upton-Sundance, 159 points

4. Small snake river, 60

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