SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men used a 24-5 run to end the first half as they ran out to their fourth-straight Region IX win, 102-80, Tuesday night.
Winners of their last four since the Christmas break, and nine of their last 10, Sheridan cruised past a Little Big Horn College team that’s having one of its best seasons in years (9-10, 3-3).
The Generals (17-3, 5-1) remain a half game behind Gillette College in conference standings.
Redshirt freshman Kyi Thomas gave Sheridan a spark off the bench, hitting three of four from downtown in the final five minutes of the half, effectively breaking open a game that the Generals led 27-24 at the six-minute mark. Thomas, who played division one football last year at Sacramento State, finished with a career-high 12 points.
Milwaukee frosh RaVonn Posey also had a career-high with 16 points, while Montreal freshman Rudolphe Joly scored 12 points and brought down nine boards. Jamir Andrews, also a fresman from Dublin, Calif., scored 15.
Despite 18 turnovers, Sheridan leaned on a 52-percent shooting night including 10-22 from 3-point land. Sheridan held momentum in the first half with solid free throw shooting, finishing the night at 75 percent (28-37).
Sheridan heads to Miles City Saturday before returning home Wednesday to take on Central Wyoming College.
Lady Generals 93, LBHC 74
SHERIDAN — Stringing two wins together for the first time this conference season, the Lady Generals stayed in the hunt with a 90-73 victory over Little Big Horn College on Tuesday.
Sophomore Madison Forney scored 26 points, Gillette freshman Sierra Toms hit for 19 and sophomore Josie Three Irons added 14.
“We got the ball inside well,” head coach Frank McCarthy said. “That will have to be our point of emphasis going forward. Our strength is Josie and Madi with the high-low game.
“The bench was big too, Pheobe (Hinds) and Tiana (Hanson) come in and give us some good minutes.”
McCarthy said he knows it will be important to find a win on the road this weekend when they head to Miles City Community College — they’re undefeated at home this year (12-0), but have yet to win a conference road game (0-3).
“You’ve got to win all your home games and split a few on the road, so we’re still in the hunt,” he said.
Impressively, the Lady Generals shot better than 60 percent on the night after a 73 percent first half.
All but one player across the SC bench found the bottom of the net. Sheridan led 46-29 at halftime and never allowed Little Big Horn within 10 points after that.