SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Broncs pulled a 10-point win over Cheyenne Central in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at Sheridan College Friday night. The final score was 47-37.
It was the first time the team had played an official game in the dome, head Coach Gale Smith said.
“It was a great environment for senior night,” Smith said. “They came out and played with a ton of energy, and did good defensively and offensively, and did enough to win a basketball game.”
With the win, the Broncs are at 6-2 in conference play and 16-4 overall.
Even with the Indians running a box-and-one defense against Reed Ritterbusch, the team adjusted and got up by 13 points at halftime.
The Bronc’s defense held Cheyenne Central to 14 points total in the first half.
“The defense did really well,” Smith said. “Offensively it was different seeing that box-and-one defense for the first time this year, but I thought our kids shot well and did a good job of adjusting.”
Ritterbusch shot for 14 points, Judson White had 10 and Dylan Daniels shot eight. Cody Williams brought in six points, while Blake Godwin had five and Trae Kaufmann had added four.
“We got going a bit back and forth and maintained a 10-point lead most the game,” Smith said.
The Broncs shot 14 for 20 from the free throw line. They’ve been shooting around 72 percent for the year, which is number one in the state, Smith said.
Today, the Broncs will face Cheyenne East in the Golden Dome at 1 p.m. If they win, they will be seeded No. 2 and automatically qualify for state, Smith said. The last time the Broncs faced the Thunderbirds, they lost by just a couple points.
“We should have won,” Smith said. “We’ll have to get back after them tomorrow.”
Overall, the Broncs are 16-4. In conference play, they are 6-2.