Generals win, vault to top of Region IX
SHERIDAN — The No. 19 Sheridan College men’s basketball team earned its first comfortable win in quite some time Saturday. The Generals scored an 84-66 victory at Miles City Community College, and the win improved the Generals to 22-3 overall and 8-2 in Region IX.
Sheridan also got some help from Central Wyoming as the Rustlers upset No. 8 Gillette College 91-74 over the weekend, which vaults the Generals ahead of the Pronghorns by a half-game in the conference standings.
Ladan Ricketts — in his return to the lineup after missing the last game with an illness — paced Sheridan with 20 points on 6 of 11 shooting from beyond the 3-point line. Camron Reece recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while AJ Bramah also accomplished that feat with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Sean Sutherlin came off the bench to chip in 12 points for the Generals, who shot 55 percent as a team.
Sheridan travels to Little Big Horn Wednesday before hosting a top-25 showdown with Gillette Saturday at 5 p.m.
Lady Generals fall to Lady Pioneers
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team had its modest two-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Miles City Community College. The Lady Pioneers toppled the Lady Generals 68-53, dropping them to 12-14 overall and 5-5 in conference play.
Raelynn Keefer led Sheridan with 12 points but needed 15 shot attempts to reach that point total. Kassie Hoyer and Aloma Solovi each added eight points for the Lady Generals, who connected on just 31.6 percent of their field-goal attempts.
In the first matchup with Miles City CC, Sheridan dug itself a big hole in the opening quarter and never recovered. The Lady Generals only trailed 13-10 after the first 10 minutes Saturday, but only managed four points in the second quarter and couldn’t claw back into the contest.
Sheridan travels to Little Big Horn Wednesday.
BH drops two at Wright
BIG HORN — The Big Horn boys lost the battle for first place in the Northeast Conference Saturday, falling to Wright 79-58. Both teams came into the matchup 6-1 in conference, with the Rams having already defeated Wright 42-41 a few weeks ago.
The Panthers more than made up for their close defeat, immediately taking it to the Rams. Wright jumped out to a 25-12 lead after the first quarter and gradually pulled away from there, leading 37-25 at halftime and 58-41 after three quarters.
The Panthers shot an astounding 68 percent (32 of 47) from the field, while Big Horn only made 34 percent of its shots. Carson Bates led the way for the Rams with 13 points, while Robert Morton contributed 11 points and Kade Eisele chipped in 10.
The Big Horn girls lost a close contest to Wright, falling 38-31. The Lady Panthers swept the season series, winning the previous matchup 54-45. The Lady Rams are now 4-4 in conference play.
The game was close throughout, but Big Horn could never quite get over the hump. They trailed 6-5 after one quarter and 18-12 at halftime. Wright used its highest-scoring quarter of the game in the third stanza to take a 31-22 lead before sealing the deal.
Sydney Schmidt led the Lady Rams with 11 points.
Both teams host Upton Friday in the last home games of the season.
Sheridan logs plenty of firsts in Gillette
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Indoor track and field team represented itself quite nicely at the Basin Nation Indoor Track Invitational Thursday in Gillette as the Broncs won 13 events, and Kelly Moodry led the way, winning three of those.
Moodry took first in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.51 seconds and crossed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 21.81 seconds. Moodry also ran the third leg of the victorious 1,600-meter relay — with Piper Carroll, Pippin Robison and McKinley Christopherson — that ran a time of 4:12.27.
Christopherson also took part in the 800-meter relay — with Taemalle Lawson, Addy Bolton and Piper O’Dell — that topped the field with a time of 1:54.07.
Trinity Preston spearheaded Sheridan’s distance competitors, running a 12:26.16 to place first in the 3,200-meter run.
Alec Riegert paced the Sheridan boys with a couple of victories. He won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.46, and led off the 1,600-meter relay — with Matt Roma, Cody Stults and Tymer Goss — that won, boasting a time of 3:44.76.
Goss recorded an individual first-place in the 800-meter run, finishing in 2:01.96. Brian Gonda and Garett Avery took care of business in the distance events as Gonda won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:34.7, and Avery topped the field in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:40.08.
Drew Mavrakis and Marc Wodahl won the long and triple jumps with marks of 20 feet, 8.5 inches and 40-1, respectively, while Maxwel Myers won the shut put, logging a throw of 55-02.75.
Sheridan travels to the Simplot Games beginning Wednesday in Idaho where it’ll see teams and runners from all around the globe.