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Sheridan basketball hot into break after Flaming Gorge

Broncs 78, Roosevelt Utah 71
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs (6-1) avoided the effects of a close Friday night win, capping the Flaming Gorge Classic with a 78-71 win over Roosevelt, Utah, Saturday.

After dropping 27 Friday night, Reed Ritterbusch scored 26 in the Saturday win. Dylan Daniels scored 17 and Cody Williams added 11.
Head coach Gale Smith said while there wasn’t a lot of defense, the team’s energy was good in what was an 8:30 a.m. game start.

“We kind of let them back into it at the end, and it was closer than it should have been, but all-in-all it was a good weekend,” he said. “We played three really good teams down here and came away 2-1.”

He said they’ll work on conditioning, defense and rebounding over the break, getting ready for the next tournament in Riverton on Jan. 9.

The Broncs only loss came by way of a stagnant effort in a 10-point loss to Vernal, Utah after a long road trip Thursday, and their six wins featured mostly big leads. They erased an 11-point, 4th-quarter deficit at Rock Springs Friday night to win 77-66.

Cheyenne East leads 4A East standings at 9-0. Gillette is 6-1.

Lady Broncs 61, Roosevelt Utah 31
SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan scored 19 points and the Lady Broncs cruised through their third-straight game at the Flaming Gorge Classic Saturday and into a 19-day Christmas break.

The Lady Broncs wins this weekend came by 16-, 29- and 30-point margins.
Sheridan is 6-1, taking a one-loss record into the break for the second-straight season, with the lone defeat to No. 1 Natrona two weeks ago.
Other than Natrona (7-0), only Cheyenne East has a better record than Sheridan at 8-1.

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