Broncs drop two over weekend


A blown lead in the fourth quarter led to the first loss of the weekend for the Burns Broncs as they lost to Lingle-Ft. Laramie, 44-34.

Lingle-Ft. Laramie kicked off the first quarter with 22 points. Burns was able to hang close as they knocked down 16 points of their own.

The second quarter was all defense as Burns held the home team scoreless. Lingle-Ft. Laramie’s defense was just as strong as they kept the Broncs to three.

Defense continued to be the name of the game in the third as Burns held Lingle-Ft. Laramie to two points while putting up five.

As the third quarter came to an end the game was knotted up at 24.

The fourth quarter saw the lead change a few times before Lingle-Ft. Laramie managed to pull away.

“We were able to withstand some early foul trouble and gave ourselves a chance going into the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, Lingle was able to grab a six-point lead and knock down free throws late,” said Coach Sean Patterson.

Sam Sharpe led the Broncs in scoring with 16. He was followed by Klayton Clark with nine. Jack Ickes had three. Aiden Carroll, Alex Pyle and Jas Singh each had two.

At home on Saturday, the Burns Broncs struggled to get their legs against Wright as they lost 67-40.

“We struggled to get going in this one. Wright played with more energy than us in the first half and took control of the game,” Patterson said.

Wright exploded in the first half with 30 points. The Broncs were able to score nine in the first and eight in the second for 17 total.

At the half Burns trailed 30-17.

The third quarter went much better for Burns as they scored 15. Wright was able to add to their lead as they scored 18.

“We played much better in the third quarter, but had dug ourselves too big of a hole,” Patterson said.

The fourth quarter went wright’s way as they scored 19 to Burns’ eight.

As the final buzzer rang out on the last regular season game of the year, Wright won 67-40.

Burns will now move into Regional play this Thursday. Coach Patterson already knows who his team will be facing.

“We open with Big Horn at 5:30 at Storey gym in Cheyenne for the 2A East Regional Tournament,” he said.

Clark was the top scorer for the Broncs with 16. Tyler Norris and Jas Singh had six, Ickes and Sharpe had five. Pyle rounded out the scoring with two.


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