Wyche plays big for Laramie County in Region IX title game loss

March 12, 2017

Da’Zhon Wyche

Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage played one of his best games when his team needed it most.

Unfortunately, the freshman’s fabulous effort wasn’t enough to save Laramie County from a 101-97 loss to Gillette College in Gillette, Wyoming.

The loss came in the championship game of the Region IX Tournament, where the winner advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament.

The night before on Twitter he called it the biggest game of his life.

Then the 5-foot-8 former Alaska Class 4A Player of the Year delivered the goods with a 29-point, 9-assist, 1-turnover, 33-minute performance.

He converted 10-of-20 fields, including 5-of-11 3-pointers, and 4-of-6 free throws.

Wyche, of West High fame, started all 33 games this season for Laramie County and led the team with 17.2 scoring and 5.6 assist averages.

He made 75 3-pointers at a 39 percent clip. He shot 87 percent from the line.

Nine times he scored 27 points or more in a game.