Broncs drop two over weekend


A tough weekend for the Burns Broncs basketball team as they lost both on the road and at home.

The Broncs started the weekend at home against Pine Bluffs.

“We started strong, but went into a little funk at the end of the first quarter,” said head coach Sean Patterson. “It went from a 9-4 game to a 17-4 game in a hurry.”

Burns continued in their funk throughout the second quarter, too, scoring only five points. The visiting Hornets scored 19 more. At the half Burns was down 36-9.

The fourth quarter showed some renewed effort from the Broncs as they scored 10 points while holding Pine Bluffs to 11. The final score was 59-24.

“We did love the fight the kids showed in the fourth quarter as Pine Bluffs was not going to let up until the final buzzer,” Patterson said. “When you play against a quality opponent, consistency is a must. We were unable to execute at the level needed to be competitive in this game.”

Klayton Clark led the Burns scoring effort with 10 points. He was followed by Sam Sharpe with six, Aiden Carroll had three, Jas Singh and Jack Ickes each had two.

Following the at-home loss, the Broncs hit the road Saturday to take on Southeast. According to coach Patterson, Burns found themselves in trouble early.

“We unfortunately were in foul trouble early and Southeast shot the ball very well to start the game,” Patterson said.

The tenacious Broncs refused to go down silently though as they mounted a bit of a rally in the third quarter.

“We again kept battling and had the game within six points towards the end of the third quarter,” Patterson said.

Southeast sealed the game as they shot for 17 points in the fourth while holding the visiting Broncs to nine. At the final buzzer, Southeast won, 57-39.

Clark once again led in scoring this time with 13. Singh and Ickes followed with seven, Alex Pyle had five, Sharpe had four, Reese Burnett had two and Tyler Norris had one.


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