By Josh Hall
Herald Sports editor
It will be a battle of two of the best teams in the state when No. 2 Evanston and No. 2 Lyman square off at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Lyman for a non-conference matchup.
Evanston (7-2) moved from No. 5 to No. 2 in the Class 4A state rankings, while Lyman (8-0) maintained its position as the No. 2 team in Class 3A.
Evanston is coming off a 58-56 loss to Cheyenne East, the No. 1 team in Class 4A, on Saturday at the Cheyenne Invitational. The Lady Red Devils’ only other loss this season came on Dec. 15 when Thunder Basin, now ranked third in 4A, claimed a 65-58 win.
Evanston, which held off the Lady Eagles last season with a 45-41 win, averages 55.6 points per game (fourth in Class 4A) and is holding opponents to 45.8 points per game (fourth in Class 4A).
Evanston senior Emmery Wagstaff is the second leading scorer in 4A with 22.1 points per game. Senior Hailey Barker is second on the team with 9.2 points per contest, while senior Megan Fisher is averaging 7.6 points per game.
Lyman (8-0) remains unbeaten after coming from behind on Saturday for a 37-34 win against No. 4 Mountain View.
The Lady Eagles are third in scoring in Class 3A with 52.9 points per game. They are sixth in defense, allowing 40.8 points.
McKinley Bradshaw leads the state with 26 points and is second in the state with 7.5 steals per game. The two-time All-State junior also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest.