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10 I The Lovell Chronicle I March 15, 2012 Three Lady Grizz make top honors Be safe during St. Patrick's BY PATTI CARPENTER [)av; use a designated driver Basketball player Kal- lee Jo Wilson couldn't have made her coach any prouder than when she was named for both all-conference and all-state honors in basketball this season. "The coaches doing the nominating are looking for individual players who stand out," explained Coach Ryan Boettcher. "Of course, it helps if the team does well, and it especially helps if the team makes it to state, but if you've been there in the past and you stand out, that helps, too." As was the case with Wil- son, her team didn't make it to State this time around, but the coaches recognized her anyway based on her stats and performances through- out the season. Wilson has made all- conference for three consecu- tive years and made all-state twice. "She had a huge state tournament last year and that's where she got a lot of notoriety," said Boettcher. "This year she received a lot of attention (from the other team) and she still played good for us. She shot just un- der 50 percent for the year and was second in the region in field goal percentage and rebounding and was just one point away from being leader of the region. Those are re- gion stats, which I think are even bigger than the confer- ence stats. I believe she was second in the conference in scoring. With all that atten- tion, to put up those kind of numbers was amazing." Wilson had a tough year fraught with injuries and was PATTI CARPENTER Rocky Mountain Lady Grizzlies named to the 2A West All-Conference girls basketball team were (l-r) Rachael Allred (honorable mention), Kallee Jo Wilson (also all-state) and Shauna Loman. always the target of the other team. Nonetheless, she was a "force" within the team, said Boettcher, who also com- mented that he thought she made everyone else better on the team just by being there. Teammate Shauna Lo- man was selected as an all- conference player. "Shauna catches a lot of people's eye," said Boettch- er. "I got a lot of comments about her this year from of- ficials and other coaches. She just has a really nice touch on the basketball. She's a good shooter. She stepped up and had a lot of good moments for us this year. " According to Boettcher, Loman scored in the top 10 in the conference. "She came off the bench for the majority of the season and a lot of that was just try- ing to develop her as a play- er," said Boettcher. "She was probably good enough to be a consistent starter, but we were trying to develop and to get them into the best possi- ble scenario." Junior Rachael Allred got an honorable mention for all-conference. "She does so many things that aren't in the stats," said Boettcher. "Realistically, she runs our offense. She's the person who handles the ball in all the big games in those situations. Coaches all un- derstand that she doesn't have the big stats like some of the other girls but she had big games. In many games, we asked her to guard some of the better players, so she often was guarding the other team's best offensive player. She played a lot of minutes and she was one of those who you could not afford to not have on the court." Only 10 girls are selected for all-conference and 10 are selected for all-state, as well. The coaches from all of the teams conferred on the se- lections at a special meeting. Their decisions are based in part on stats and also on what they saw on the court throughout the season. "As far as growth goes, it's been an amazing year for growth within our team and individual players. I think everybody has had growth and everybody has shown some improvement this year," said Boettcher. "I'm really proud of all of the girls on the team." When you go out and celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, be smart and plan ahead so you can stay safe. If you're going out this Saturday to cel- ebrate the holiday and if you drink alcohol, make sure you have a designat- ed driver, that's the mes- sage law enforcement is sending this year. "If you're going to drink, you need to make sure you have a designated driver no matter what," said Basin Police Chief Chris Kamp- bell. "There's no excuse for not planning ahead. If you don't have a designat- ed driver, then call a cab. If you can't find a designated driver, then don't drink." St. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday, which is also a day that typically has a higher number of alcohol- related crashes in Wyo- ming. From 2006 through 2010, there have been a total of 69 alcohol-related crashes on Saturdays, in- formation from the Wyo- ming Department of Trans- portation's Highway Safety Program indicated. That's more than double the num- ber of crashes that occurred on almost every other day of the week. The second highest day for crashes was Sundays, which had a total of 44 crashes. "Remember that a blood-alcohol content of" .08 or higher is illegal in every state," said Chief Kampbell "With so many people out at parties or at bars, there's the potential for ore drunk drivers to be out on the roads. If people drink and drive, they can p0ss Jbly kill themselves or someone else or seriously hurt them- selves or someone else." The following are some tips to ensure people hawe a safe and enjoyable St. ]Pat- rick's Day. • Always have a desig- nated driver if you drink. • Call a cab if you don't have a designated drivex. • If you notice someone has had too much to drink, be a friend and offer to call them a cab or drive them home. • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call the Report Every Drunk ]}riv- er Immediately hotline at 1-800-442-9090. Motorists can also dial #HELP fhrom their cell phones or simply call 911. Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving. 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