Hoops rundown: Lady Eagles win streak to 29 games

SHERIDAN — The Lady Eagles took home an early-season win against Shoshoni Friday night, outscoring their opponent 43-32 in Thermopolis.

“For a first game I was pretty pleased with how we played defensively,” coach Dianne Moser said. “I thought we did a nice job. We committed a lot of turnovers, but that is expected for a first game.”

Moser noted that Eryn Aksamit had a nice game, though no stats were available Friday night. Moser also noted that senior Kortni Sharp, who is new to the Lady Eagles, fit in well with the team.

“I was pleased with the way the girls passed the ball, they were very unselfish tonight,” Moser said. The Lady Eagles will play today at noon and 3 p.m. against Thermopolis and 1A team St. Stephens, respectively.

“I’m just hoping to clean up some of the mistakes we made today, build on that and hopefully have another good defensive output and get the offense moving,” Moser said of overnight adjustments she hoped the Lady Eagles would make.

The Eagles also faced off against Shoshoni, falling 67-57. Attempts to reach Coach Robert Griffin for comment were unsuccessful.

The Eagles will play at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. against Thermopolis and 1A squad St. Stephens, respectively.

Big Horn boys defeated in two games at Lusk tourney

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Rams boys basketball team lost their first game at a tournament in Lusk Friday night, falling to Burns 46-42.

Colter Carzoli led the team with 12 points. Seth Kite also contributed 10 and Max Lube pitched in six.“We were a little cold the first game and couldn’t quite get going,” Alley said of the opener. “We were leading most of the game and in the fourth quarter kind of let it slip, but I was proud of boys for turning it around in the second game.

“Still have some things to work on and move on.”

The Rams also faced Lusk and lost 80-72.

“I thought tonight we played well. offensively we shot really well, but not quite as well as Lusk did,” head coach Ryan Alley said. “Both teams were making a lot of shots.”

Colter Carzoli had 24 points 6 rebounds, making four 3s. Devon Ibach had 24 points and six boards, doing a nice job inside, Alley said.

The Rams play Pine Bluffs today.

Burns downs Lady Rams

SHERIDAN — The Burns girls basketball team defeated the Big Horn Lady Rams Friday night at a tournament in Lusk, 55-43.

Big Horn fell twice Friday, but saw good things in getting experience on the floor for the first time this year.

“More than anything their experience got us a little bit,” head coach Mike Daley said of the first game. “We played a lot of kids, and a lot of young kids. For our first game kids played pretty well, and we’ve certainly got some room to grow. I think a lot of positive things are going to happen with this team.”

Daley said Burns brought a lot of juniors and seniors with expereince.

Bailey Bard scored 20 points and Hanneah Puckett scored 13.

Pine Bluffs beat the Lady Rams 59-57 in their nighcap.

Daley said that the result was probably more than anything attributed to conditioning as they were outscored in fourth quarter.

“We certainly need to work on our free throws,” he said after his team shot 4-9 and Pine Bluffs went 10-12.

“We can build on and get better at a lot of things,” Daley added. “Another good game with getting a lot of kids experience.”

Hanneah Puckett scored 30 points and Emily Blaney added seven.

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