SC basketball stays unbeaten

Lady Generals get to 4-0 with 70-69 win Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals basketball team traded the lead in their game against Gillette College’s Pronghorns Friday afternoon in Casper. SC eventually came up with the win, 70-69.

“They were up early by 12, and then we came back, and we went up by 12 or 13,” head coach Frank McCarthy said. “We missed some free throws down the stretch. It was an exciting game.”

The win put Sheridan College at 4-0 for the non-conference season. Conference play begins against Western Wyoming Community College Dec. 4 on the road.

Sierra Toms shot nine of 18, had two 3-pointers and five rebounds for a total of 24 points.

Tiana Hanson scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

“We didn’t shoot free throws well tonight, but we found a way to win,” McCarthy said. “It’s a big rivalry with Gillette. It was a good win for us.”

The Lady Generals will face the Casper College Thunderbirds today, which McCarthy said should be a good challenge.

SC men beat Eastern 96-80, remain undefeated

Shooting 52 percent from the field and 48 percent from the 3-point line, the Sheridan College Generals men’s basketball team beat Eastern Wyoming College 96-80 Friday night in Cheyenne.

“It was a good game. We were up 47-35 at the half,” head coach Steve Smiley said. “They’re good. They were undefeated, as well, going in, but we played really well.”
Iakeem Alston had 18 points and five assists. Jeff Amazan shot 17 points and had nine rebounds.

The Generals are at 4-0 in non-conference play. The team will begin conference games against Western Wyoming College Dec. 4.

“We’ll just try to get a little better every day. We’ll just keep improving,” Smiley said. The Generals face Laramie County Community College at 4 p.m. today.

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