YODER – The Southeast High School boys’ basketball will ride a three-game winning streak into the regular season finale this week after the Cyclones swept Wyoming Class 2A foes Pine Bluffs and Niobrara County over the weekend.
On Friday, the Cyclones held off a pesky Hornet team in a 50-47 victory.
Southeast led 15-12 after one, a held a 28-23 lead heading into halftime.
In the third quarter, Pine Bluffs chipped away at the deficit, outscoring the Cyclones 13-10, leaving the home team clinging to a 38-36 with eight minutes left.
In the final quarter, Southeast fended off the Hornets to hold on to the three-point victory.
Senior Hayden Anderson led the Cyclones with 20 points, while senior Bodie Herring added eight. Seniors Reece Robertson and Durward Randall tossed in seven apiece. Herring also grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds, while junior Cord Herring had 11 boards.
Southeast shot 45% (19-of-42) from the floor but only 19% (3-of-16) from 3-point range.
The next day, the Cyclones doubled up the Niobrara County Tigers 50-25.
After a slow start in the first quarter, Southeast turned up the pressure over the two middle quarters en route to the team’s 10th win of the season.
The Cyclones led 6-3 after eight minutes, but Southeast outscored the Tigers 35-7 in the second and third quarters to lead 41-10 heading into the final quarter.
Southeast shot 53% (21-of-40) from the floor, and nine Cyclones cracked the scoring column.
Anderson led the team with 12 points, while senior Sawyer Anderson added 10. Bodie Herring had eight points and a team-high six rebounds.
Southeast (10-7) wraps up the regular season at home against Glenrock (2-14) on Saturday, Feb. 20. Tipoff is scheduled at 4 p.m.