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Hornets, Broncs battle in Burns


Jimmie Earls/Pine Bluffs Post

Pine Bluffs sophomore Haize Fornstrom goes airborne for a layup against the Burns Broncs last Friday. The Hornets came out on top 59-24 to earn their 11th win of the season.

Haize Fornstrom, Hunter Thompson, and Kyle Steger all scored double digits as the Pine Bluffs Hornets rolled over the Burns Broncs, 59-24, at Burns on Friday.

The Hornets took the lead early with 17 points in the first quarter. The followed with 19 points in the second to go up 9-36 in the first half of play.

They followed with 12 points in the third and 11 in the fourth. Defensively they held the Burns Broncs to 15 in the final two quarters of play.

Fornstrom led the Hornets in scoring with 16, Thompson followed with 12, Steger had 11. Trent Werner scored eight, Kyle Jeffres seven, Chris Fornstrom and Wyatt Fornstrom scored two each. Tucker Norman rounded out the scoring with one.

The Hornets continued to roll as they returned home to defeat Natrona County in a blowout win 74-39.

Pine Bluffs led 37-14 at the half. They slipped, defensively in the third and allowed 19 points to Natrona County. The Hornets finished strong in the fourth as they held the visitors to only six points in the final frame.

Coach Will Gray was pleased with his team's play over the weekend.

"I thought the kids played well over the weekend.," he said. "We defended with tons of energy, which got our offense off to fast starts. The kids did a good job of limiting our turnovers and knocking down shots."

"We are playing fast and we are getting more and more efficient on offense," he said.

Although the coach saw positive things on both sides of the ball, he knows there is still room for improvement.

"We have a long way to go, but I was proud of the kids this weekend," Gray said.

Looking ahead, Pine Bluffs will be taking on Potter-Dix before moving on to a tough Lingle team.

"We are looking forward to a SEWAC game at Lingle on Saturday," Gray said. "Lingle is a tough place to play, and Coach Zimmerman always gets the best out of his kids."


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