by Keith Kelley–9 Jan ’15
The Cheyenne South boys basketball team has been a part of a few blowouts over the last four seasons. But finally, the Bison were on the other end, as they blew out Green River Friday night on day two of the McDonald’s Classic, 67-28.
Up 19-11 after the first quarter, South scored the first 13 points of the second period. The Bison would eventually open up a 47-14 lead at the half, outscoring the Wolves 28-3 in the second. South head coach Jim Shaffer said it was the defense that sparked things tonight.
Eleven different players scored for the Bison, as junior guard Michael DeBruyn led the way with 12 points. Gabe McDonald played well off the bench, scoring ten points. Brendyn Nelson and D’Antae McCray each had nine points, as the Bison improved to 4-4 on the season. South will finish up the tournament against Riverton Saturday evening at 6 pm.
Cheyenne South girls 48 Green River 43
The South girls came out very flat against Green River this (Friday) evening. The Lady Bison jumped out to a 4-0 lead early, the Lady Wolves went on an 11-0 run and led throughout the first half, taking a 23-21 lead into the locker room. Free throws kept the Lady Bison in the game, as South went 11-14 from the line in the first half.
South would take control of the game right off the bat in the third quarter, as senior Dani Noble drilled a three-pointer to give the Lady Bison a 24-23 lead that they wouldn’t give up. South actually built an 11 point lead at one point, only to see Green River battle back late to get within two. But sophomore Karli Noble made key free throw’s down the stretch.
The elder Noble finished with 15 points, while Karli Noble dropped in a dozen, and Lexie Apodaca finished with ten points. South is now 4-5 on the season and takes on Riverton tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.
#2 Cheyenne East 59 #1 Casper Kelly Walsh 4
Evanston 48 Cheyenne Central 41
#2 Cheyenne East 61 Evanston 30
Riverton 49 #4 Cheyenne Central 48–overtime