The Sheridan College Generals and Lady Generals basketball teams each withstood second half runs from Western Wyoming teams to earn home victories Wednesday night.
Lady Generals late shooting too much for Lady Mustangs
In the first game Wednesday night at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, the Lady Generals came out on top in a high-scoring, fast-paced contest. SC guards hit nine threes and shot 95 percent from the free throw line on the night (18-19), holding off the Lady Mustangs from Rock Springs, 81 to 75. Lady Generals Head Coach Frank McCarthy.
Two Lady Generals put in double-doubles on the night; Dayton's Fallon Lewis had 10 boards and 16 points and Laura Pelse chipped-in 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Generals top Mustangs
After the first half, the Sheridan College Generals looked as if they could be down more than 20 points to the Mustangs, as sloppy play and turnovers left them in a ten-point hole at halftime, 26-36. Though they eventually went on to win 72-67, Head Coach Steve Smiley says his team needs to come out in the first half stronger.
The Generals responded immediately in the second half, hitting a layup off the first inbound and then closing the gap to six points in less than two minutes. Eventually capturing the lead with two consecutive threes from Rob Heyer of Worland midway through the second half the Generals would never surrender the lead again. Heyer paced the Generals with 18 points. Both SC teams travel to face Dawson Community College on Saturday.
Cowboys fall to Air Force
Despite leading by 14 in the first half, the Wyoming Cowboys postseason aspirations took a big hit Wednesday as they fell in Laramie to Air Force, 58-53. They've lost two in a row since beating then-No. 12 ranked UNLV. They play Colorado State in Fort Collins at 7 pm Saturday, we'll have that for you on AM 1410 KWYO.
Cowgirls beat Falcons, Woodward adds double-double
The Wyoming Cowgirls beat Air Force 71-58 Wednesday night in Colorado Springs. Sheridan-native Kayla Woodward had a double-double 19 points and 12 rebounds. Up next for the Cowgirls is Colorado State, that's at 2 pm Saturday in the Arena Auditorium.
Tune-in for SHS basketball weekend game previews and a full list of weekend Sheridan county sports action Friday morning.