Flaming Gorge: Broncs drop first game of year on day 1

Unita County 64, Broncs 54

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs lost their first game of the year, 64-54, Thursday to the Unita County Utes in their first game of the Flaming Gorge Classic at Green River Middle School.

Dylan Daniels scored 19 points, Judson White added 17 and Reed Ritterbusch scored 11 in a game where the Broncs (4-1) played from behind from the first quarter on. While they tied things up early in the third quarter at 30, Sheridan fell behind and worked from as much as 12-down for most of the second half.

Trailing for significant minutes for the first time all year, Sheridan struggled offensively from the get go, having trouble finding the bottom of the net after the long road trip to Green River Thursday morning.

They play at Rock Springs Friday at 4:20 p.m.

 

Lady Broncs 56, Star Valley 30

SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs whooped 3A Star Valley Thursday to open the Flaming Gorge Classic at Green River Middle School

Opening up a 17-3 lead after one quarter, and expanding that to 32-7 by half, Sheridan moved to 4-1 on the year with a 56-30 win.

Robbi Ryan led the way with 13 points, Taylor Townsend scored eight, and Molly Ligocki and Megan Myers scored seven apiece. Of the 12 players that suited for Sheridan all saw floor time as early as the first half, and 10 found the scorebook.

The Lady Broncs schedule gets tougher as the tournament goes on, as they’ll play at 4A Rock Springs today followed by a game with Union, Utah, on Saturday.

This is the last year the Broncs and Lady Broncs will play at the Flaming Gorge Classic, as the schedule changes next year and they’ll participate in a Cheyenne tournament.

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