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Douglas girls basketball senior trio enjoys one final chance to take the court together

After an incredible four-year run at Douglas High School, Allyson Fertig, Joslin Igo and Kamdynn Townsend took to the basketball court one final time to represent the Bearcats with their head coach on the sidelines.
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 11:00 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Douglas High School girls basketball team has enjoyed impressive success over the past four years. They’ve won 3 straight championships and gone 100-2 over that span.

A large part of that success was due to the outstanding play of Joslin Igo, Allyson Fertig and Kamdynn Townsend. The three seniors received one final opportunity to take the court together at the Wyoming Coaches Foundation North-South All-Star Games over the past weekend.

The last ride was made even more special by the presence of Cody Helenbolt, the trio’s head coach at Douglas, on the sidelines for the South squad.

“It was kind of a little bit emotional,” said Helenbolt after coaching the trio and the South squad to a 66-51 victory. “A little bit more than maybe I thought it was going to be. Just kind of the finality of it.”

Fertig, Igo and Townsend left their marks in the final game under the tutelage of Helenbolt. Fertig finished with 25 points and over 25 rebounds. Igo finished with 4 points and more than a few beautiful assists, and Townsend had 3 points coming off a phenomenal and-one layup in the lane.

“When they talked about this game and I knew those three were gonna be playing, I was really hopeful that I would get to coach them,” said Helenbolt. “Just because you know we’ve had such a great run together, and it was a fun way to cap it off.”

Igo and Fertig also both enjoyed taking the court one final together with Helenbolt watching from the sidelines.

“It was great to do it with them one last time,” said Igo after the game. “Playing with Kam and Allyson’s always so much fun and to get to play with Coach Helenbolt again was just so much fun and a great experience to cap off high school.”

“It’s bittersweet because this was actually the last time he (Helenbolt) will ever coach me, but I know we’ll be great friends in the future, and I’ll never forget him,” said Fertig. “These girls will forever be my friends, and I can’t wait to see what their future holds, too.”

Fertig will continue her basketball career at the University of Wyoming, and Igo will play at Casper College.

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