Boys basketball continues to aim for number 1 while preparing for the Camels

This weekend, the SHS boys basketball team continued to prove themselves as a competitive force, although an relatively young team. With a buzzer beater win against Cheyenne Central with a 3 point shot from Senior Anthony Newlon, the Broncs won Friday 59-60. Saturday, the boys fell to Cheyenne East, 68-60. When asked about his unexpected, winning shot, Newlon said “I didn’t really think anything, I just saw it go in, smiled and got tackled.”

Before the weekend, head coach Gale Smith said, “I like our chances [for the upcoming home games]. . . both games will be a battle so we’ll be emphasizing. . . being disciplined and shot selection.” “They [Central and East] are definitely winnable and important games for our season,” said Ritterbusch.

With their good team chemistry, the team feels prepared to take on the rest of the season, especially. “Everyday we get to know each other better,” said junior Dylan Daniels. “They’ve been very coachable…[and] their work ethics have been great,” said Smith.

Junior Reed Ritterbusch comments the team is proud of their efforts against ranked teams in the state, “but we can definitely still improve if we continue to focus on…our offense, shot selection, valuing our possessions and making them count.”

The boy’s next game is away, against Gillette on Friday.