Cheyenne East Boys Basketball Season Review
The Cheyenne East boys basketball team is coming off their 4th straight winning season with yet another appearance in the 4A State Tournament. That being said, the T-Birds had a fairly difficult journey through the 4A East regional tournament with a win and 2 losses.
East earned a #4 seed and drew Star Valley in the first round of the state tourney and this game was difficult for the T-Birds that resulted in a 66-45 loss. They shot just 28% from the floor and went 1-26 from the 3 point line. Graedyn Buell had 25 points and 10 rebounds, going 10-24 from the field but it was a rough game all the way around.
To their credit. Cheyenne East bounced back and defeated Green River in the consolation round 71-65. East led by as many as 14 and Buell had another big-time game with 32 points on 11-20 from the floor. Colter McAnelly had 11 and Jordan Codner chipped in 10.
In the 5th/6th place game, East ended the season with an 81-67 loss to Riverton to wrap things up at 17-6. The T-Birds made 10, 3 pointers in the game but Riverton was just on fire from the field. East was led again by Buell with 29 on 11-26 from the floor and Drew Jackson went 8-9 from the field and finished with 20 points.
Buell was an easy pick to make for the 4A all-state list as he averaged 25 points per game which led the 4A ranks. Jake Rayl was named all-conference but those were two of six seniors on the squad. So there will be some re-tooling for the 2021-22 season. We do have a short video to share with you on this team in the state tournament. Enjoy!