Bolerjacks pick Wyoming

Monday, November 10, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:27 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

There is no sibling rivalry for the Bolerjacks, at least not on the basketball court.

Both are guards on the Hickman girls basketball team, but twins Jodi and Amy Bolerjack said they wanted to play with, not against, each other in college.

It’s the main reason they decided to attend the University of Wyoming. Both will sign letters of intent Wednesday at Hickman.

“The big reason we choose them was that they have two scholarships for guards, and that way we could play together,” Amy Bolerjack said.

Jodi Bolerjack said they can play any of the three guard positions, allowing them to play with each other, instead of fighting for the same position.

“They see Amy or I playing a 2, and the other a 3, so there would be no competition,” Jodi Bolerjack said.

The sisters have been attending basketball camps at the school for the past five years calling it “a second home.”.

“We’d go up there every year with our traveling team,” Amy Bolerjack said.

Amy Bolerjack was an All-State player last season for Hickman, which reached the Class 5 state quarterfinals. She led the team with a 17.7 scoring average. She hit 51 percent of her shots and made 49-of-103 3-pointers and 95-of-116 free throws. She finished her junior season with 532 points, the second most in Hickman history.

Jodi Bolerjack was named to the All-State second team as a sophomore. Last season, she tore her left ACL in a practice drill in October but returned to the court in January. She scored 28 points for a career and team high in a sectional victory against Fort Zumwalt South. In the state quarterfinal loss to Kickapoo, she led the team again with 19.

Amy Bolerjack said the sisters have always wanted to continue playing together after high school.

“We’re really close and we can’t really stand being apart for more than a couple of days,” Amy said.

The Cowgirls ended last season with a 12-5 record, finishing 2-2 in their conference. Under new coach Joe Legerski, they opened the exhibition season with a 56-31 victory againstAdams State on Thursday.

“They’re going through a lot of changes with the new coach,” Jodi Bolerjack said, “and I think it’s going to be very positive for them.”

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