The score posted today for the six-man showdown between Ten Sleep and Guernsey-Sunrise — 93-56 Pioneers — sets a new state record for combined points for two teams. The 149 points scored between the two teams breaks the old record of 138, set in a six-man game last year between Ten Sleep and Kaycee; the 93 points Ten Sleep scored is second all-time (behind a 96-point performance by Deaver-Frannie in 1975) for points by one team in a game.
Click here to see the state’s all-time single game scoring records. (Remember, these records only cover the years 1933-2009. The records also come with the knowledge that at least two teams broke the 100-point mark in a game prior to 1933 and at least one more game included a 96-point performance by one team.)
The opposite end of the spectrum — the lowest scoring games — is something I don’t post anymore due to an excessive number of scoreless ties in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. But, as I was sitting at Deti Stadium last night and Kelly Walsh entered the fourth quarter with only a 3-0 lead on Laramie (KW eventually won 10-7), I got to thinking about some low scoring games, too.
I tried to remember the last 3-0 game in the state and I couldn’t remember it. That’s when I decided it would be a good trivia question. After I found the answer, I decided another trivia question was also apropos. So here it is, in two parts:
Name for me the last game involving a varsity Wyoming high school team to end 3-0… and then name for me the last big-school game (Class 4A currently, Class 5A 2001-08, Class 4A prior to 2001) to end 3-0. (Hint: It should be pretty obvious, but they’re not the same game.)
Then, as I thought about that, I thought, “Wait, 2-0 is lower combined than 3-0.” So, the third part of the low-scoring trivia triumvirate:
Name for me the last game involving a varsity Wyoming high school team to end 2-0. (Hint: It’s only been done twice since 1989. Bonus points if you can get them both.)
For every wrong answer, I’ll post a hint. Post your guesses as a comment on this blog post. Let’s see how many guesses it takes to get to the answer… if we ever get there!
Oh, and I’m still amazed at that 93-56 final. At 149 points for 40 minutes, that’s almost four points per minute combined. That is some crazy offense.
(By the way, anyone heard anything about Kaycee-Farson?)