Burns Broncs

CHEYENNE – No. 3-ranked Rawlins outscored Burns 17-8 during the fourth quarter to break open a tight game and win 46-36.

“We had opportunities, but we couldn’t make shots,” Broncs coach Barry Ward said. “That’s a solid team. They beat us by 38 last week, so this was probably the best defensive game we have played the whole year.

“We just need to put it all together. I’m really proud of our kids’ effort.”

Senior Olyvia Pacheco scored 17 for Rawlins (14-5 overall, 4-0 Class 3A South-

east Quadrant), while classmate Miranda Wagner added 14. Brooklynn Arnold chipped in with 11.

Burns (5-14, 0-4) got 11 points from Jaden Gipfert, while Rylee Ward added eight points, eight rebounds, seven steals and six assists.

Senior Malli O’Neal chipped in with seven rebounds and four steals, while Erin Griess added six steals.

The Lady Broncs play at Torrington at 4 p.m. today.

RAWLINS 46, BURNS 36

Rawlins…… 11 7 11 17 – 46

Burns…… 10 6 12 8 – 36

Rawlins: Pacheco 17, Arnold 11, Wagner 14, Palmer 3, Earl 1.

Burns: E. Griess 5, Mal. O’Neal 3, Thompson 0, Gipfert 11, Weibel 5, R. Ward 8, Mi. Mosley 4.


Lusk 54, Pine Bluffs 41

CHEYENNE – While Pine Bluffs sat within striking distance at the half – only down 23-20 – Lusk outscored the Hornets 25-15 in the second half to power its way to a 54-41 victory.

Senior Kammie Ragsdale scored a game-high 25 points for Pine Bluffs – including a 12-point third quarter – while Paige Thompson added six.

Taylor Gaukel (13), Julianne Graham (10) and Riley Shaw (10) all crossed double digits for Lusk.

LUSK 54, PINE BLUFFS 41

Lusk…… 12 11 14 14 – 54

Pine Bluffs…… 7 13 10 5 – 41

Lusk: Shaw 10, Rowley 4, Gaukel 13, Blackburn 3, Christianson 4, Richardson 2, Graham 10, Lyons 8.

Pine Bluffs: M. Fortnstrom 0, Howard 0, Long 3, Shelit 0, Ragsdale 25, H. Fornstrom 5, Norman 0, Thompson 6, Sweeter 2.

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