RAWLINS – The Torrington High School boys’ basketball team dropped the regular season finale on Friday to the Rawlins Outlaws, 72-33.
Rawlins raced out to a 25-9 first quarter lead and limited the Blazers to only two points in the second quarter.
With a 40-11 lead at halftime, Rawlins continued to pour in the points into the third quarter.
Torrington was outscored 24-10 in the third, but in the fourth, the Blazers were able to close the gap slightly, outscoring the Outlaws 12-8 over the final eight minutes.
Junior Kieser Wolfe led the Blazers in scoring with 13, while junior Deagan Keith and sophomore Ryan Baker added six apiece. Baker also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
As a team, the Blazers shot 29% (12-of-41) from the floor and committed 23 turnovers.
The two teams will meet in in the opening round of the 3A East Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday.
Torrington (3-15) is the No. 4 seed from the Southeast Quadrant and will face the top seeded Outlaws (10-5) at 1 p.m. Thursday in Wheatland. The winner advances to the 3A state tournament and the loser is done for the season.