NCHS boys basketball falls in Glenrock


The NCHS boys basketball team opened the 2018-19 season at the Herder Classic in Glenrock last weekend against three quality teams from Big Horn, Thermopolis and Kaycee.

Friday afternoon the Tigers were nervous against the Rams (#5 Wyopreps) and dug a big hole early. BH went on a 17-0 run in the second quarter and led 26-2 at the half. After that NCHS settled down and played the Rams closer but the lead was too much in the 44-23 final score.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 2 0 9 12  23

BHHS 9 17 7 11  44

TEAM STATS

NCHS 4/25 FG; 3/12 3PT; 6/18 FT; 30 REB; 23 TO; 11 PF

BHHS 19/46 FG; 1/13 3PT; 3/9 FT; 45 REB; 16 TO; 18 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Tschacher 8, Bruegger 8, Stone 3, Matthews 3, Carpenter 1. Rebounds- Stone 5, Tschacher 5, Bruegger 5. 

The 3A Bobcats would be a tough test for the Tigers Friday night and Lusk had their chances, just not in time. Thermopolis led 23-18 at the half, and proved to be dangerous from deep as they sank six of 17 from beyond the arc. The Tigers new offense is still a work in progress and couldn’t come back in the 46-36 final score.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 7 11 8 10  36

THERMOPOLIS 5 17 11 13  46

TEAM STATS

NCHS 15/37 FG; 0/8 3PT; 6/19 FT; 33 REB; 28 TO; 13 PF

THERM 11/32 FG; 6/17 3PT; 6/12 FT; 35 REB; 26 TO; 18 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Bruegger 12, Tschacher 7, Penfield 6, Carpenter 4, Stone 3, Jensen 2, Matthews 2. Rebounds- Bruegger 8, Stone 5.

Against the fifth-ranked 1A Bucs, NCHS was tied after one period and down just four at the break. Lusk came back to tie the game at 26 with one quarter to play but ran out of gas in the 43-37 defeat.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NCHS 9 7 10 11  37

KAYCEE 9 11 6 17  43

TEAM STATS

NCHS 15/27 FG; 1/13 3PT; 4/8 FT; 18 REB; 19 TO; 17 PF

KAYCEE 9/20 FG; 4/13 3PT; 13/16 FT; 26 REB; 23 TO; 14 PF

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Scoring- Bruegger 18, Tschacher 9, Penfield 4, Stone 2, Matthews 2, Miller 2. Rebounds- Penfield 5. 

The JV split their games- losing 56-40 to Thermopolis before beating Big Horn 50-41.

This week is the Tiger Jamboree with a bit different format. NCHS will host Harrison Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m. before Glenrock, Thunder Basin, Cheyenne South and Minatare join the Warriors for two more full days of basketball. NCHS plays the South JV Friday at 1 p.m., before facing the TB sophs at 7. On Saturday the Tigers play Minatare at 6 p.m.

On Friday the JV plays Glenrock at 11:30 and the South sophs at 5:30 p.m. at LEMS. Saturday they play Minatare at noon at LEMS.


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