Cheyenne Central Boys Basketball Wrap [VIDEO]
Cheyenne Central has a dynamic that few teams had and that's a guy who stands 6 feet 11 inches tall. He's Lawson Lovering and the young man averaged 15 points a game for the Indians this past season and earned all-state distinction. Lovering has attended national camps and will certainly receive more attention this offseason. The bonus is that he was just a sophomore in 2018-19. In fact, Central will lose just 3 seniors from a team that went 18-10 so there's a lot to build on for next season. Central qualified for the 4A State Tournament back in March and narrowly lost their quarterfinal round game to eventual state champion Kelly Walsh 55-50. The Indians did shoot a remarkable 70% from the floor in the first half and received an unreal game from Lovering who was 12-14 from the field and finished with 32 points. In the consolation round, Central stayed alive in the tourney with a 51-40 victory over Star Valley. Lovering returned to earth a bit with 13 points but Blaine Lyman also had 13. Central took 6th at state with another narrow defeat, this time to Evanston 49-48. Lovering had 14 and Thomas Burke chipped in 9. This team will a group to watch in 2019-20.