Torrington falls to Mitchell, 52-37

MITCHELL, Neb. – The Torrington High School boys’ basketball team dropped its final game before beginning 3A Southeast Quad play this weekend.

On Thursday, the Blazers made a short drive East into Nebraska, falling 52-37 to Mitchell.

It was a low-scoring affair early in the game. Heading into the second quarter, the game was tied at four.

In the second quarter, it became more about the offenses as Mitchell exploded for 20 points over the next eight points. Torrington managed 13 points, as the Blazers found themselves down seven points at 24-17 going into the locker room.

In the third quarter, the Tigers extended their lead to 37-23 heading into the final quarter.

Over the final eight minutes, the Blazers chipped away at the deficit, outscoring Mitchell 14-13.

Torrington shot only 23.1% (12-of-52) from the floor and shot 35.7% (10-of-28) from the free-throw line. The Blazers also turned the ball over 19 times.

Senior Ben Firminhac led the team with nine pints and 11 rebounds, while freshman Landre Greiman and senior Skyler Sargent added six points each. Sargent also grabbed seven rebounds, while Greiman tallied three steals.

Torrington opens 3A Southeast Quad play this weekend when they travel to Wheatland for a 7 p.m. contest on Friday before hosting Douglas on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.