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BHHS Rams secure No. 1 seed in regionals
SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School boys basketball used a strong lead and endurance through some ups and downs to pull off a win 53-49 against Sundance Friday.
The win secured the conference championship for the Rams with a No. 1 seed in regionals next week in Cheyenne, head Coach Ryan Alley said.
Seth Kite shot for 14 points with 10 rebounds, and Connor McCafferty threw in 13 points and nine rebounds.
“The first quarter we played well and jumped out at the end of the first 20-3,” Alley said.
“The second flipped on us, and we lost our momentum and lost focus. We ended up losing 22-8 in the second. They just flipped on us.”
Early on, the Rams got in some foul trouble, but a lot of kids stepped up and played good minutes, Alley said.
After the half, the Rams went back and forth, with good defense and some struggles offensively.
“In the end, we were able to maintain composure and get a win,” Alley said.
Overall the Rams are 15-9 and 7-1 in conference play.
Saturday, the team will play a tough game at home against Rocky Mountain at 3 p.m.
“We need to make sure we play four complete quarters and get ready for regionals,” Alley said.
Lady Rams win nail biter in Sundance
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School Lady Rams won a nail biter 35-34 against Sundance Friday night.
“They got ahead of us in the first half because we didn’t score in the second quarter,” head Coach Mike Daley said. “We struggled offensively at first and went into halftime down 16-7. But the kids came back out in the second half and played really solid defense. They got after them, and hit their shots and ended up outscoring them in the second 28-18.
Jadyn Mirich scored 13 points, while Bailey Bard and Hanneah Puckett each shot for eight.
“I think that they came out and competed was the main thing. There seemed to be a lid on the bucket in the first half. To only score seven was pretty low for us. Then to have zero, we struggled mentally,” Daley said. “After the half, they came out and put a run together and got back in the game to compete throughout.”
Mirich hit a big shot with three seconds left to seal the win.
“It was a really good game for us; I’m really happy for our girls,” Daley said.
The Lady Rams are third in conference play and 10-10 overall.
They face Rocky Mountain at 1:30 p.m. at home today.