YODER – The Southeast High School boys’ basketball team stumbled out of the gates Friday in a 67-51 loss to Bridgeport, Neb., but the Cyclones rebounded the next day with a 75-48 win over Class 3A Burns.
On Friday, the Cyclones fell behind 8-0 midway through the first quarter before Southeast senior Patrick Swank got his team on the scoreboard.
The Bridgeport lead increased to as many as 11 in the opening quarter before Southeast had a short-lived 5-0 spurt at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Bulldogs outscored Southeast 20-7 pushing its lead to 37-16 at the break.
Coming out of the half, Cyclone junior Hayden Anderson looked to spark a rally with a quick bucket, but the teams traded score for score in the third.
Over the final eight minutes, Southeast made up a little ground, outscoring Bridgeport, 15-9.
Junior Sawyer Anderson led the Cyclones with 11 points, while Swank, Hayden Anderson, junior Bodie Herring and sophomore Cord Herring added nine points each. Hayden Anderson also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
The next day, the Cyclones quickly turned the page on the loss and pounced early on the Burns Broncs en route to the 27-point victory.
Southeast jumped out to an 18-7 first quarter lead. The Cyclone lead continued to grow into the second quarter, outscoring the Broncs 28-10 in the second.
With a 46-17 lead heading into the third quarter, the teams played even over the final 16 minutes of the game.
Bodie Herring led all scorers with 20. Swank added 18, while Hayden Anderson had 16.
The Cyclones are back in action against Cheyenne East JV on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Cheyenne.