Blazers roll past Mitchell


TORRINGTON – Twenty-nine points by Bryan Lemmon helped propel the Torrington Trailblazers to a 73-52 win at home Thursday against Mitchell, Neb.

Torrington jumped out to an early lead, in large help by Lemmon to take a 12-2 advantage three minutes into the contest. By the end of the first frame, the Blazers were up 20-10. They expanded on their lead in the second quarter, with a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Devin Flores putting Torrington up 38-26 at intermission.

In the third, Torrington outscored Mitchell 20-11 to have a 58-35 lead heading into the final eight minutes of action. In the fourth, two threes by Flores put Torrington up 69-40 with five minutes to go in the game. The Tigers slowly clawed back, outscoring the Blazers 17-15 to close out the contest.

Lemmon paced Torrington with his 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including 4-of-6 shooting from three-point land. The junior also had seven boards, an assist, our steals and a block.

Jared Lemmon chipped in 14 points for Torrington on 7-of-11 shooting from inside the arc. He also paced the team in boards, with 13 to his credit, including eight off the offensive glass. Lemmon tallied two steals in the contest. Jordan Malm was the final Blazer in double-figures with 10 points, seven boards, four assists and three steals.

Flores racked up nine points, all from behind the arc where he shot 3-of-5. He also had four boards, three assists and two steals. Bo Moorehouse tallied five points, while Josh Posten and Ryan Johnson combined for six points. The trio combined for nine rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Nathan Stitt, Sam Firminhac and Lathen Canaday combined for five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

The win brought the Blazers back to .500 on the year with a 5-5 record. They return to action on the road Friday to take on conference opponent Wheatland starting at 7 p.m.

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