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www.LovellChronicle.com January 29, 2009 J The Lovell Chronicle 17 Hoops Grizzlies sweep Greybull, Riverside Standings BY DAVID PECK tempts. Hernandez drained The Grizz extended the BOY:; 3A WEST Conf. Overall ream W L W L I(emmerer S 0 7 4 Worland 5 1 9 2 Powell3 3 S )inedale 3 3 6 7 lackson 3 3 4 g Lovell2 3 7 3 Lvman 2 4 3 9 Codv 0 6 I t I RESULTS Friday, January 23 Wodand 70, Lovell 55 Powell 32, Cody 20 Lyman 63, Pinedale 55 Kernmerer 66, Jackson 45 Saturday, January 24 Lovell 62, T. River 48 Worland 75, Thermop 35 Tuesday, January 27 Pinedale 74, Big Piney 46 SCHEDULE Thursday, January 29 Lovell at Greybull, 4, 7 p.m. Big Piney at Kemmerer, 4, 7:30 Friday, January 30 Lyman at Kemmerer, 4, 7 Lovell at Cody, 5, 7:30 p.m. Worland at Powell, 4, 7:30 Jackson at Pinedale, 4, 7:30 Saturday, January 31 Big Piney at Lyman, 1,4 p,m. Cody at Douglas, 2:30, 4 p.m. Pinedale at Mtn. View, 2, 5:30 Rocky at Powell, 4, 7:30 Tuesday, February 3 Buffalo at Worland, 4, 7:15 GIRLS 3A WEST Conf. Overall Team W L W L Jackson (i O 12 1 Powell S 1 10 1 Lovell 3 2 6 4 Lvman 3 3 S 7 K-emmerer ;P ~i 4 8 WorlandZ 4 S G (odv Z 4 st 4 Pinedale 0 6 3 10 RESULTS Friday, January 23 Lovell 60, Worland 54, ot Powell 50, Cody 37 Jackson 41, Kemmerer 27 Lyman 53, Pinedale 34 Saturday, January 24 Tongue River 57, Lovell 48 Thermop 43, Worland 39 Tuesday, January 27 Big Piney 47, Pinedale 45 SCHEDULE Thursday, January 29 Lovell at Greybull, 4, 5:30 Big Piney at Kemmerer, 4, 5:45 Friday, January 30 Lyman at Kemmerer, 4, 5:30 Lovell at Cody, 3:30, 5:45 Worland at Powell, 4, 5:45 Jackson at Pinedale, 4, 5:45 Saturday, January 31 Pinedale at Mtn. View, 2, 3:45 Big Piney at Lyman, 1, 2:30 Douglas at Cody, 2:30, 4 Rocky at Powell, 4, 5:45 Tuesday, February 3 Buffalo at Worland, 4, 5:45 BOYS 2J L NORTHWE T Conf. Overall Team W L W L Thermooolis 4 0 9 3 Rocky Mtn. 3 0 st 7 Grevbull 3 3 11 Riverside 0 3 O 12 Shoshoni O 4 2 12 RESULTS Friday, January 23 Dubois 64, Shoshoni 49 Rocky 68, Greybull 58, ot Thermop 79, Riverside 33 Saturday, January 24 Rocky 78, Riverside 42 Greybull 79, Shoshoni 36 Worland 75, Thermop 35 SCHEDULE Thursday, January 29 Lovell at Greybull, 4, 7 p.m. Wind River at Shoshoni, 7 p.m. Friday, January 30 B. Horn at Riverside, 2:30, 5:30 Thermop at Rocky, 4, 7 p.m. Saturday, January 31 Shoshoni at Riverside, 1, 4 Greybull at T. River, 4, 5:30 Rocky at Powell, 4, 7:30 Thursday, February 5 Greybull at Riverside, 4, 7 GIRLS 2 L NORTHWEST Conf. overall Team W L W L Riverside 3 0 10 1 Thermonolis 3 1 7 5 Rockv Mtn. 2 1 6 7 Grevbull Z 4 6 9 Shoshoni 0 4 6 S RESULTS Friday, January 23 Shoshoni 64, Dubois 25 Rocky Mtn. 45, Greybull 43 Riverside 43, Thermop 31 Saturday, January 24 Riverside 50, Rocky Mtn. 33 Greybull 40, Shoshoni 25 Thermop 43, Worland 39 SCHEDULE Thursday, January 29 Lovell at Greybull, 4, 5:30 Wind River at Shoshoni, 5:30 Friday, January 30 Big Horn at Riverside, 2:30, 4 Thermop at Rocky, 4, 5:30 Saturday, January 31 Shoshoni at Riverside, 1,2:30 Greybull at T. River, 1,2:30 Rocky at Powell, 4, 5:45 Thursday, February 5 Greybull at Riverside, 4, 5:30 The Rocky Mountain Grizzlies jumped into con- ference play with both feet over the weekend and cre- ated quite a splash, sweep- ing games against county foes Greybull and River- side. The Grizz held serve at home Friday night, power- ing past the Greybull Buf- faloes 68-58 in an overtime thriller in Byron, then trav- eled to Basin Saturday, where they crushed a young Rebel squad 78-42. Now 3-0 in Five Rivers Conference play, the Grizz will host 4-0 Thermopolis Friday night for the confer- ence lead. Ranked second in last week's Wyopreps.com poll, the Bobcats clobbered Riverside Friday night in Basin, 79-33, to win their fifth straight game, then stumbled against third- ranked 3A Worland Satur- day, falling 75-35 in Wor- land. Tap times are 4 (JVs in Deaver) and 7 p.m. Friday. The Grizz then take on 3A foe Powell Saturday in Powell at 4 and 7:30 p.m. BARN-BURNER The Grizzlies engaged in a thriller with the Grey- bull Buffs Friday in Byron, although the game was per- haps more thrilling than coach Michael Simmons would have liked. Both teams came out strong, and the lead changed hands eight times in the first quarter alone before a late three-pointer by Rocky's Carlos Hernan- dez and a two-pointer by Sean Sylvester of Greybull knotted the score at 13 af- ter one. KJ Blackburn had four of Rocky's five baskets in the quarter. The game was tied at. 15, 17 and 19 in the second quarter before Greybull took a 26-24 lead at half- time. "We did a pretty good job getting the ball inside to the bigs and getting good looks," Simmons said. "We were converting. Then they made some adjustments and went to a zone." The Grizzlies came out on fire in the third quarter as Simmons "loosened the reins" on his club, he noted. Rocky Mountain outscored Greybull 23-10 to lead 47- 36 after three. Seven play- ers got into the scoring act for the Grizz, including Brandon Foster with 6 and Austin Leonhardt with 5. Greybull stormed back in the fourth period, how- DAVm PECK Rocky Mountain junior Austin Leonhardt fires up a jumper against the Greybull Buffs Friday night in Byron. The Grizzlies host Thermopolis for the conference lead Friday at 7 p.m. ever, starting the quar~ ...... had chances in the final ter with a 12-0 run to lead 48-47 before Hernandez stopped the bleeding with a pair of free throws. Simmons said he told the Grizzlies to keep play- ing like they had been play, ing but to work for high- percentage shots. Instead, he said, as Greybull started the comeback, they tight- ened up and started look- ing for the perfect pass and the perfect shot. Both teams made huge shots in the final two min- utes, including treys by Foster and Adam Alvarado, the latter putting the Grizz up 55-52 with 45 seconds to play. But freshman Austin Frazier answered from be- yond the arc for the Buffs, and although both team 25 seconds, the score re- mained knotted at 55 after regulation. GreybuU 0utscored Rocky 19-8 in the final quarter, and Simmons gave credit to the Buffs and coach Jim Prather, al- though he expressed disap- pointment with his team's defensive effort. "Greybull is a good team, and they have a good coach. He had his team ready, and they were in a position to win," Simmons said. "They executed when we made our mistakes. It's a learning experience for US." The Grizz took charge in overtime, but the Buffs helped by missing five of their first six free throw at- a treyto get the Grizzlies go- ing, and they never trailed in OT, outscoring the Buffs 13-3. Alvarado, Lane Fried- ly, Foster and Hernandez each scored 3 points in the extra period. '%Ve went .back to ex- tending our pressure and were able to gamble a bit and recover and be a bit more up-tempo, which our kids wanted to be," Sim- mons said. "The effort was there. The kids worked hard the entire game." Hernandez finished with 15 points and five as- sists, Foster 14 points and seven rebounds, Blackburn 10 points and eight boards and Alvarado 10 points and six rebounds. Friedly scored 8 points, Korey Hocker 6 and Austin Leo~ardt 5. Hocker added 12 rebounds, six steals and five assists. Sean Sylvester scored 20 points for the Buffs, Mick Gonzalez 13. The box score: GREYBULL (58) Austin Frazier 3 0-0 7, Jordan Jolley 1 0-2 2, Sean Sylvester 8 4-5 20, Braden Miller 5 1-2 11, Travis Sylvester 0 0-0 0, Trevor Jensen 1 2-4 5, Mick Gonzalez 4 5-7 13, Hayden Goton 0 0-2 0. Totals 22 12-22 58. ROCKY (68) Korey Hocker 1 3-4 6, Adam Alvarado 4 1-2 10, Lane Friedly 3 2-3 8, Brandon Foster 5 3-5 14, Sam Seitz 0 0-0 0, KJ Blackburn 4 2-2 10, Austin Leonhardt 2 0-0 5, Carlos Hemandez 5 2-2 15. Totals 24 13-18 68. Greybul113 13 10 19 3-58 Rocky13 11 23 8 13-68 Three-point field goals - Frazier 1, Jensen 1; Hemandez 3, Hocker 1, Alvarado 1, Foster 1, Leonhardt 1. Fouled out - Black- bum, Hemandez. Total fouls - Greybul117, Rocky 20. ROUTING THE REBELS The Grizzlies traveled to Basin Saturday and clob- bered the Riverside Rebels 78-42. The game was close ear- ly, as Rocky led 13-11 after the first quarter, but Sim- mons said that was partly by design. He said a Riv- erside zone defense led to a slow pace, and the Griz- zlies didn't apply pressure early, wanting to establish the inside game and cre- ate a lead. Then Simmons opened up the offense in the second quarter and the Grizz started getting up and down the floor with the transition game. Rocky dominated the second period, slapping on pressure defense and out- scoring the Rebels 27-8 to lead 40-19 at the half. Al- varado and Heruandez each drained a pair of treys and scored 9 points each. Hocker added 6. lead by outscoring the Reb- els 18-5 in the third to lead 58-24 after three. Simmons began rotating in substi- tutes midway through the third, and subs played most of the fourth. Guy Jones scored 6 points in the final quarter as Rocky coasted with a 20-18 advantage. Brandon Bulanek and Le- onhardt added 5 each. Alvarado led the Grizz with 22 points and four steals. Hernandez added 15 points, Hocker 14 points an six rebounds. Foster had six rebounds and two blocks, and Blackburn pulled down seven caroms. The box score: ROCKY (78) Brandon Bulanek 2 0-0 5, Luis Jurado 0 0-1 0, Korey Hocker 6 0-0 14, Adam Alvarado 7 5-6 22, Lane Friedly 0 1-2 1, Brandon Foster 3 0-0 6, Sam Seitz 0 0-2 0, KJ Blackburn 1 1-2 3, Austin Leonhardt 1 3-4 6, Carlos Hemandez 5 3-3 15, Guy Jones 3 0-0 6. Totals 28 13-20 78. RIVERSIDE (42) Cole Moeegard 6 4-5 19, Mike Herbia 0 2-6 2, Brandon Brown 3 2-2 8, Andy Vollan 1 4-8 6, Jared Jares 1 1-1 3, Bob Anderson 1 1-1 3, Bryant Wood 0 1-2 1. Totals 12 15-25 42. RockyMtn. 13 27 18 20-78 Riverside 11 8 5 18-42 Three-point field goals -AIvarado 3, Hock- er2, Hemandez 2, Bulanek 1; Mosegard 3. Fouled out - Herbia. Total fouls - Rocky 20, Riverside 16. HUGE HOME GAME The Grizzlies can seize first place in the 2A North- west with a win Friday night, but it won't be easy. The second-ranked Bobcats are 9-3 with losses only to Lovell and Worland (twice). Thermop is 8-0 against 2A opponents. The Bobcats are tough inside with senior Antho- ny Apland (6-3) and junior Colin Herold (6-2). Also tough inside is rugged Ri- ley Sikes (6-1). Chris Leyba is a strong guard. "They're athletic and disciplined," Simmons said. "They set good screens and are not afraid of physical contact. If you're not talk- ing, they'll knock you down. They're the team to beat in the Northwest." Simmons said the Griz- zlies will push the ball at the Bobcats when they can. "It'll come down to who's able to execute and work the hardest," he said. '%Ve'll match up with them better than people think." He said he hopes the Grizz can pick up some mo- mentum to take into Satur- day's non-conference game at Powell. Rocky frosh extend streak to four BY DAVID PECK The Rocky Mountain freshman boys basketball team is on a roll. The Griz- zlies stretched their winning streak to three last Thurs- day night at Greybull, then made it four with a thrilling win at Lovell Tuesday. On Thursday, Jan. 15, the Grizz clobbered Ther- mopolis 59-19 in Byron, blowing out to a 24-5 first quarter lead, then shutting the Bobcats out 10-0 in the second to earn a 34-5 half- time lead. They sailed to victory from there. Derik Romero led the Grizz with 24 points. Jessee Hernandez added 13, Logan Friedly 8, Caleb Estes 6 and Luke Leonhardt and Tyrell Humphreys 4 each. Last Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Byron, the Grizzlies topped Burlington 39-34. Rocky trailed 26-20 after three quarters, then out- scored the visitors 19-8 in the final period to win. Romero scored 9 points in the game, Leonhardt 8, Es- tes 6, Friedly 5, Hernan- dez 4, Humphreys 3 and Kyle Peterson and Thomas Troutman 2 apiece. Thursday in Greybull, the Grizz clobbered the Buffs 60-33, opening up a huge early lead and cruis- ing from there. The Grizz went strong inside early as Hernandez scored 11 points in the first quarter, lead- ing Rocky to a 24-4 lead at the end of one. The Grizz outscored the Buffs a more moderate 36-29 the rest of the way. Hernandez finished with 25 points, Leonhardt 10, Friedly and Estes 6 each, Romero and Hum- phreys 4 apiece, Peterson 3 and Troutman 2. Tuesday night in Lovell, the Grizzlies jumped out to a 13-1 lead and led 15-6 af- ter the first quarter. Lovell fought back to outscore the Grizz 13-9 in the second quarter and 15-10 in the third to tie the score at 34. The lead see-sawed back and forth in the final period, and the Grizzlies held on for the one-point victory, 47-46. Hernandez led the Griz- zlies with 15 points. Rome- ro added 13, Humphreys 8, Leonhardt 5, Troutman 4 and Friedly 2. Steven Pickett paced Lovell with 17 points. Co- lin May added 10, AJ Mon- tanez 9, Ritch McCollam 5, Morgan Baxendale and Ryan Scheeler 2 each and Hunter Hinckley 1. BULLDOGS WIN The Lovell freshmen edged the Powell Panthers on Jan. 15, 45-40. Lovell trailed 27-25 at halftime, then shut out the Panthers 8-0 in the third to lead 33- 27. They held on the five- point win. Montanez led the Bull- dogs with 16 points. May added 9, Collin McArthur 8, Pickett 6, Hinckley 4 and Dimas Patina 2. The Rocky freshmen travel to Cody next Tues- day, Feb. 3, for a 5 p.m. tip- off, then host Lovell Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Rocky Mountain center Jessee Hernandez rejects a shot by Dimas Patina during Rocky Mountain's 47-46 win Tuesday night in Lovell. The two teams hook up again Feb. 5 in Byron.