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Gambler signs with Eastern Wyoming

Mar 17, 2017 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

Wyoming Indian's outstanding all-around guard will play for the Lady Lancers in Torrington.

Wyoming Indian senior Morning Gambler has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington.

Gambler led all of Class 2-A in 3-point shooting last season with 48 long-range shots and was was also an exceptional ball handler and defender for the state runner-up Lady Chiefs.

She wasa full-time starter since her sophomore year and started or played in every game as a freshman for the perennial powerhouse Wyoming Indian team.

Gambler will play the two-guard position for the Lancers under head coach Tom Andersen.

"Coach Andersen came to our first game of the season at Pine Bluffs," said Wyoming Indian head coach Aleta Moss. "Right after the game, he told her he was very interested."

There already is a connection between Eastern Wyoming and Wyoming Indian, with former Chiefs standout Slade Spoonhunter playing for the Lancers a few seasons ago.

Which is a connection Andersen would like to continue with the Lady Chiefs.

"I'm looking forward to having Morning play with the team next year," said Andersen. "I'm looking forward to getting more players from Wyoming Indian."

Gambler was also recruited by Central Wyoming College, but Eastern had opportunities away from home.

Gambler will be joined by teammate Amryn Brown in the college ranks as well.

Brown will sign next week with Central Wyoming.

Two girls moving on to the college in the same graduating class is a first for Moss in her 29 years as Wyoming Indian head coach.

"We've had girls playing at the college level a lot over the years but never two at the same time," said Moss.

Another Wyoming Indian senior, Shoshonna Norris, is looking to sign a rodeo scholarship later this spring as well.

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