GLENROCK – The Southeast High School boys’ basketball team went 0-2 at a one-day tournament hosted by Glenrock High School on Friday.
In the morning game, the Cyclones fell to the Class 2A Shoshoni Wranglers 53-38.
Southeast kept the game close through one quarter of play, trailing only 15-12, but in the second quarter, the Wranglers started to pull away.
Shoshoni outscored the Cyclones 16-4 in the second quarter to take a 31-16 lead into halftime.
Over the final 16 minutes of the half, the teams each scored 22 points each.
Junior Austin Short led Southeast in scoring with 17 points, while freshman Ayden Desmond added seven. Senior Kirk Kay tossed in six. Junior Cooper Larkin grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
As a team, the Cyclones went 18-for-42 shooting for 43%, but only went 1-for-8 from beyond the 3-point line.
In the night cap, Southeast’s fourth-quarter rally came up short in a 56-48 loss to the Class 2A St. Stephens Eagles.
Southeast led 13-12 after one quarter, but much like game against Shoshoni, St. Stephens used a big second quarter to put some distance between the teams.
The Eagles outscored the Cyclones 19-9 in the second to take a 31-22 lead into halftime. St. Stephens extended its lead to 46-30 heading into the final quarter.
Over the final eight minutes, Southeast chipped away at the deficit, cutting it to as few as eight by the final horn.
Short led the Cyclones in scoring with 12, while Larkin added 11. Desmond had nine. Larkin also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Southeast (3-7) returns home on Thursday, Jan. 13 when they host Lingle-Fort Laramie (3-6) at 6:30 p.m.