Blazers fall to Worland, Lyman


TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School boys’ basketball team suffered a pair of losses to 3A West Conference opponents over the weekend.

On Friday, Worland raced out to a 25-7 first-quarter lead.

The lead only grew from there in the 69-36 loss to the Warriors.

Sophomore Ryan Baker led the Blazers in scoring with eight, while senior Dylan Dreiling added seven.

The next day, Torrington managed to keep the game close for a while.

With 5:41 left in the opening quarter, Lyman held a 7-6 advantage, but the rest of the game belonged to the Eagles in the 68-49 loss.

Over the next eight minutes, Lyman used a 28-2 run to take a commanding 35-8 lead.

It wasn’t until midway through the second quarter when senior Thomas Heron converted an old fashioned 3-point play ending nearly a 10-minute stretch without a field goal.

The Eagle lead reached as many as 30 by halftime.

In the second half, Torrington began chipping away at the deficit, but it proved not enough when the final horn sounded.

Over the final two quarters, the Blazers outscored Lyman 32-21.

Junior Keiser Wolfe led Torrington in scoring with 10, while Heron added nine. Junior Deagan Keith and sophomore Skyler Sargent had six each.

The Blazers fall to 1-3 on the season and returns to the hardwood on Friday, Jan. 8 at Newcastle (0-4). Tipoff is scheduled at 7 p.m.

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