Lady Locos go out strong

By: 
GARRETT HARR
Outlook staff writer
Photos courtesy of Hailey Maurer.  Seniors Rylee Clark and Dakota Boehler had a very sentimental weekend playing in their last tourney.
Photos courtesy of Hailey Maurer. Seniors Rylee Clark and Dakota Boehler had a very sentimental weekend playing in their last tourney.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Turck of Big Horn County News.  Lady Loco Aspen Cotter dazzled and awed all in attendance at State. Cotter is only a sophomore and led her team in scoring and will provide Laurel with a great foundation for the future.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Turck of Big Horn County News. Lady Loco Aspen Cotter dazzled and awed all in attendance at State. Cotter is only a sophomore and led her team in scoring and will provide Laurel with a great foundation for the future.
Photos courtesy of Hailey Maurer.  Laurel High School cheerleaders traveled to Butte to cheer the Lady Locomotives on.
Photos courtesy of Hailey Maurer. Laurel High School cheerleaders traveled to Butte to cheer the Lady Locomotives on.
Photos courtesy of Hailey Maurer.  The Lady Locomotives took a moment on the sidelines to reflect and laugh during the tourney.
Photos courtesy of Hailey Maurer. The Lady Locomotives took a moment on the sidelines to reflect and laugh during the tourney.

The season for the LHS girls basketball program and for two seniors Dakota Boehler and Rylee Clark came to an end in Butte last week.
Aspen Cotter will lead Laurel to a very bright future in years to come as she showcased herself early and often in the State tournament. She scored a game high, 20 in the first game and she also was the shining star of the Loco’s offense.
Cotter had 20 of her team’s 35 in the first game loss, and 14 in the second.
The girls had two hard games against two great teams who ended up placing.
Columbia Falls ended up winning State and Butte Central took third.
“Our girls competed hard, gained valuable state tournament experience for the future and hopefully have a better idea of what it takes to compete for state championships,” said LHS head coach Amber Griffith.
The Lady Locomotives will only lose two seniors after the season, but both girls were huge parts of the team’s success. Leaders Dakota Boehler and Rylee Clark are graduating in the spring.
“I’m always sad to see our seniors graduate and move on, but it’s part of the process,” said Griffith. “I’m proud of what Dakota and Rylee accomplished while in our program and I have no doubt that they’ll be successful as they move into that next phase of their lives.” 

Colombia Falls def. Laurel 59-35

BCCHS def. Laurel 59-42

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