DOUGLAS – The Torrington High School boys’ basketball team suffered a pair of road losses at Mitchell, Neb. and Douglas over the weekend.
On Thursday, the Mitchell Tigers connected on 14 3-pointers, outscoring the Blazers 48-16 in the first half.
By the time clicked off, the Tigers knocked off the Blazers 74-44.
Sophomore Skyler Sargent led the Blazers with 12 points, while junior Kieser Wolfe added 10. Senior Thomas Heron had nine points, while Deagan Keith had four. Sophomore Ben Firminhac and senior Dylan Dreiling had two apiece.
The next day, Torrington traveled to Douglas, falling 64-41.
Heron led the Blazers with 13 points, while Wolfe and junior Chase Miller added eight each. Sophomore Ryan Baker and Keith had four apiece, while Dreiling and senior Aidan Hull had two each.
“We played very well defensively but were unable to rebound well and gave up way too many second shots which led to our foul problems,” THS coach Neil Baker said. “Even though we got beat, we felt that the games this weekend were a step in the right direction.”
The Blazers are back in action Friday at Wheatland to open 3A Southeast Quadrant play. Action is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The next day, Torrington returns home against Burns. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.