Thursday, January 12, 2012

Generals Take Down Rustlers In Overtime Battle

(Sheridan) – The Sheridan College Generals treated a packed Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome crowd to an extra five minutes of basketball Wednesday night as they defeated the Central Wyoming College Rustlers 69-65 in an overtime win. A slow offensive start for the Generals saw them down to the Rustlers at half 22-30 while shooting 34% from the field. The Generals offensive woes were cured in the second half, and overtime, as they increased their offensive production to 53% from the field and knocked down 13 of 18 attempts from the foul line. The Generals controlled the boards all night, ending with a dominant 36 rebounds to Central Wyoming’s 23.

Sophomore Khion Sankey notched his first double-double of the season by scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds to lead the Generals on the glass. Lamont Prosser continued to carry the Generals on the offensive end by scoring 18 points, including a key free throw down the stretch, and pulling down 8 rebounds. Freshman guard R.J. Leverette continued to find his groove as he saw action in his second game since returning from an early season injury. Leverette scored 15 points on the night and had a team high 4 assits, but it was the lay-up with 5 seconds remaining that tied the game at 59 that forced overtime.

The Generals move to 13-2 on the year and 2-1 in Region IX North action. Sheridan College travels to Rock Springs, Wyoming this Saturday to face the #9 ranked Western Wyoming College Mustangs at 5:00 pm.

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