Powell boys', girls' basketball teams victorious in first round of 3A state tournament


Devon Curtis

The Panther boys' basketball team huddles during their first-round win over Torrington on Thursday in Casper.

When it’s tournament time, there’s only one thing to do if you want to keep playing: Just win.

Powell’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams did just that Thursday and advanced to the semi-finals of the 3A state basketball tournament in Casper.

The No. 2 Panthers beat No. 3 Torrington 68-39, while the No. 3 Lady Panthers outlasted No. 2 Rawlins 51-50.

The boys will play the winner of No. 1 Buffalo vs. No. 4 Pinedale at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Casper Event Center.

And the girls will take on No. 1 Lyman at 4:30 Friday, also at the Casper Event Center.

Click here to view the boys‘ and girls’ brackets.

Photo courtesy: Erin Curtis
The Lady Panthers huddle after defeating Rawlins 51-50 at the state basketball tournament Thursday in Casper.