Lady Broncs beat Gillette in overtime, boys stumble
Date posted: February 28, 2014
3 pointers in OT key to win
SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs earned an overtime win against rival Gillette on Friday night. The Sheridan High School girls team won, 73-63, in a tight game.
The Lady Broncs put up 14 to Gillette’s 11 in the first quarter. But the Lady Camels answered back with 15 points in the second quarter, entering halftime ahead of SHS by one point.
Coach Jessica Pickett said the second half saw several lead changes and the fourth quarter came down to free throws.
“We really had great help off the bench tonight defensively,” Pickett said.
Megan Myers helped the Lady Broncs’ cause by sinking a couple of 3-pointers in overtime to seal the win. She contributed a total 15 points, just behind Lady Broncs lead-scorer Taylor Townsend, who had 19.
Other contributors for the night were Jamy Shassetz with eight points, Maddy Mclure with nine and Molly Ligocki with seven. Robbi Ryan, Emily Julian and Jennae Fieldgrove also pitched in, putting up five, four and two points respectively.
“Of course it’s a big game and it was great to come here and play hard,” Pickett said. “The girls didn’t let down. They started slow, but they worked hard and were relentless. It’s a tough place to come and play but they never gave up.”
Friday’s game was the last of the regular season and the Lady Broncs will head into the regional tournament next weekend.
Slow start, lack of defense
From staff reports
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys basketball team lost to Gillette again Friday night, falling 77-58 on the Camels’ court.
“We got off to a slow start and didn’t defend real well,” coach Gale Smith said after the game. “So that caused us to fall behind and we weren’t able to work into our transition well. We were down 14 at the half.”
Smith said his team played better in the second half, but still couldn’t muster enough points to top the Camels.
The Broncs will play in the 4A regional tournament next week. Tournament games begin Thursday.