The Sheridan College Generals finished the 2010-11 Regular Season in impressive fashion by beating two Wyoming Conference Rivals this past weekend, to finish the year 21-9 heading into this week's Region 9 Tournament.
On Friday night, the Generals played Eastern Wyoming College from Torrington, WY, attempting to avenge an earlier season loss in Torrington. The Generals honored their sophomores prior to tip-off, and all host families and parents were recognized as well, so there was a great energy in the gym. SC came out flat however, especially on offense, and found themselves down 35-33 at half. The second half was another low-scoring affair, but Sheridan finally distanced themselves on a couple of Omar McDade 3's late in the game, and with time running down, Sheridan pulled out a couple of huge defensive stops to seal the victory. McDade led the Generals with 19 points, and Jarrell Crayton finished with 12.
On Saturday, the Generals finally broke out of a shooting and scoring slump against a red-hot Laramie County team that had won their previous nine games. Sheridan exploded out of the gates and led 51-42 at halftime, and kept up the performance throughout, as they torched LCCC for 95 points en route to a 95-81 victory. Lamont Prosser had one of his best games of the year with 23 points and 11 rebounds, Omar McDade had 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists, Jarrell Crayton had 13 points and 9 rebounds, Matt Glover had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, and Kendrick Morse had a team-high 7 assistss and 9 points.
The Generals now get ready to head to Norfolk, Nebraska for the Region 9 tournament. The Generals will be the first game of the tournament on Friday, March 4th when they face Trinidad State JC out of Trinidad, Colorado. Tip-off time is 1pm CST. For more information on the tournament (brackets, etc) go to. http://www.northeast.edu/2011/RegionIX/.