Central’s Judd Stewart celebrates his go-ahead bucket with Tyler Skala during Friday’s game with South. Shawn Havel/staff
CHEYENNE –When Friday’s game between the Cheyenne Central and Cheyenne South boys ended, no one was complaining about the pace.
The last time the Indians and Bison squared off, Central ran a very methodical, slow-paced offense that resulted in a 35-29 win.
On Friday, there were almost that many points in the first half.
Central came away with a 58-54 win over the Bison to sweep the regular season series.
South coach Jim Shaffer acknowledged that his team’s game plan was to speed up the pace and play tighter defense. The plan worked for the Bison but the Indians proved they’re flexible. Continue reading →
Cheyenne South’s Michael DeBruyn fires off a shot during Friday’s game against Laramie. DeBruyn finished with 10 points. Blaine McCartney/staff
CHEYENNE — A foot on the line.
That’s all the separated Cheyenne South guard Michael DeBruyn from a three 3-point game against Laramie on Friday.
In the second period, DeBruyn nailed an extremely long two-point jumper that cut a five-point margin down to three. He went on to finish with 10 points, including two of the Bison’s four made 3-point baskets.
That’s what DeBruyn must do. It’s what he’s being asked to do.
“(Coach Jim Shaffer) just says that when I go into the game, I have to score the ball because that’s the reason I’m up here,” DeBruyn said.
“(I can’t) just stand out there. And when I take shots, (I have to) shoot the ball with confidence.” Continue reading →
Burns junior guard Cory Lemaster tries to pass the ball inside during the team’s 56-36 loss to Wheatland on Tuesday. Blaine McCartney/staff
BURNS — The way Burns boys basketball coach Sean Patterson sees it, a team can’t play inferior opponents and expect to get better.
That mentality is not an option for his squad.
“We don’t play an easy schedule and that’s awesome. We love that and we wouldn’t change that for the world,” Patterson said.
That’s a fairly upbeat attitude from a coach whose team took a 56-36 drubbing at the hands of the Class 3A Wheatland on Tuesday. The Broncs were down 21-16 at the half but fell behind by 20-plus thanks to a 25-3 run to start the third period. Continue reading →