The Rawlins High School boys basketball team finally got to play at home when they hosted the Lander Valley tigers on Friday in the RHS gymnasium. Not only did the Outlaws finally take their home court, they got to do it in front of a home crowd. While it was limited to just four spectators per player, there were fans in the stands for the first time this basketball season, one more step in the direction of normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Outlaws were up against a tall order in their home opener, though and were outscored 68-60.The Tigers are a well-balanced and talented team, currently ranked No. 2 in 3A. That said, the No. 4-ranked Outlaws came out strong in the first half, closing it out with an 11 point lead. Head coach Denver Allard noted a handful of bright spots from the first half.