Three make All-State for SHS
Date posted: March 12, 2013
SHERIDAN — Girls basketball All-Conference lists were released Monday by the Wyoming Coaches Association, followed shortly by 4A All-State.
For the Lady Broncs, Hailey Ligocki took 4A girls player of the year along with her second-straight All-State selection. Robbi Ryan, a freshman, garnered her first All-State honors.
Mali Wright was the third All-Conference selection for the Lady Broncs (All-State selections are voted on from all-conference teams). Ligocki took her second-straight East conference co-player of the year honors. Gillette’s Sierra Toms shared the award.
Reed Ritterbusch was the only Bronc selected to the 4A boys All-State team. Gillette’s Cody Kelly was named 4A boys player of the year. Ritterbusch, a junior, led the Broncs in scoring, finishing second in the state in points per game only to Kelly.
Ritterbusch made 45 3-pointers and 105 field goals of his 203 attempted for a 52 percent shooting percentage. He scored 419 points in 2012-13, averaging 19 per game.
Ligocki, the only senior selection for Sheridan High School this year, was joined by 4A’s only freshman selection in Ryan. The two were the top scorers for a balanced Lady Broncs offense in 2012-13.
Ligocki averaged 11 points per game (eighth in 4A), shooting 41 percent. She added three assists (fifth), turning the ball over less than any in the 4A top 10, with just two per game.
Ligocki led the Lady Broncs in made 3-pointers (24), was second in made field goals (62) and points (243). Ryan made the most field goals for Sheridan, 72, and scored the most points, 245.
Ryan was eighth in 4A in assists per game (2.9), also recording 2.6 steals per game, fouling at just a 1.8-per game ratio, a number better than most in the state. Ryan had 70 assists on the season, and Ligocki had 66.
For Wright, the All-Conference selection was her second straight. Her 6.9 rebounds per game were sixth best in the state and fourth in the East.
The Lady Broncs finished third at state over the weekend. Their 24-3 record was tops in 4A. The Broncs finished 9-14, missing the state tournament.