Sunday, February 26, 2012

Generals Move To 22-5 After Defeating Casper College

(Sheridan) – Sheridan College scored the first basket of the game Saturday night against the Casper College Thunderbirds, and never trailed during the forty-minute contest. The Generals move to 22-5 on the year, 11-4 in North Region IX play, with an 86-81 defeat over the Thunderbirds.

Wayne Bradford was the high scorer for the Generals, netting 21 points on the night, along with 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Lamont Prosser & R.J. Leverette both chipped in 14 points on the evening. Robert Heyer alsco scored in double figures, contributing 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. While sophomore forward Khion Sankey was 1 point shy of reaching double figures, his overall stat line for the night showed his importance in multiple areas for the Generals. Sankey scored 9 points, pulled down 9 rebounds, dished out 6 assists, blocked 3 shots, and got 3 steals.

The Generals are now tied for first place in Region IX North with Miles College. The final sub-region game is this Tuesday night, February 28th, in Gillette, Wyoming, as the Generals take on the Pronghorns at 7:30 PM.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pioneers Edge Generals 92-89

(Sheridan) – A night in which five Generals players scored in double figures, it was the two points that were called off with 15 seconds remaining that proved to be the most crucial. Sheridan College, down 1, with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game, saw a Khion Sankey lay-up called off as a Miles College defender stepped in and a charge was called.

The Generals battled back from a 9 point half-time deficit to take a lead with under 3 minutes remaining. Miles College converted on a pair of free-throws to edge the Generals 92-89. R.J. Leverette led the Generals in scoring with 20 points, including 6 three-point field goals, also pulled down 6 rebounds, and dished out 4 assists. Khion Sankey also had a productive evening, netting 15 points, going 2-4 from three, grabbing 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Victor Bermudez & Wayne Bradford both finished the game with 12 points and 4 rebounds apiece. Lamont Prosser finished with 11 on the night.

Sheridan College now sits a half game back of first place Casper College as the two go head-to-head this Saturday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at 5:00 PM.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Generals Escape Glendive, Montana, with 67-64 Win

(Glendive) – The Generals saw a twelve point half-time lead disappear against the Dawson College Buccaneers Saturday evening. A Khion Sankey steal, as time expired, prevented Dawson College the opportunity to extend the game. The Generals defense held the Buccaneers to 33% shooting from beyond the arc, but it was the 5 three-point field goals made in the second half that kept Dawson College alive.

Offensively, Sheridan College connected on 53% of all field goals taken on the night, but only connected on 33% of their attempts from downtown. Sophomore forward Robert Heyer led the Generals with 16 points, connecting on all 6 free-throws, including a pair to extend the General lead to 3 with less than 30 seconds remaining. Lamont Prosser contributed 15 points and 6 rebounds on the night. And sophomore Khion Sankey also chipped in 11 points while pulling down 6 rebounds. The Generals out-rebounded Dawson College 38-25 on the evening.

Sheridan College extends their record to 21-4 with the victory, going 10-3 in Region IX North play. The Generals take on Miles Community College Wednesday, February 22, at 7:30 PM at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Generals Move To 20-4 With Win Over Western Wyoming

(Sheridan) - The Sheridan College Generals extended their season record to 20-4 Wednesday night with a win over Western Wyoming College 72-67. In head coach Steve Smiley’s first four seasons at the helm of the program, the Generals have now reached the 20 win mark each season. Sophomore forward Robert Heyer led all scorers with 17 points, 15 of which came in the second half. Heyer also pulled down 5 rebounds on the night, and dished out 3 assists. Freshman guard Ron Mvouika was just shy of a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing a game high 8 rebounds. Lamont Prosser was the third General to score in double figures, netting 12 points on the night.

The Generals outscored the Mustangs in the second half 46-31. The Generals connected on 5-10 three point field goal attempts in the second half, and 15-25 from the field. Defensively, the Generals held the Mustangs to 18% from beyond the arc, limiting them to 4 of their 22 attempts from three. Sheridan College out-rebounded Western Wyoming 39-23 on the night, including 7 offensive rebounds.

The Generals travel to Glendive, Montana, this Saturday as they take on Dawson College at 5:00 PM.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lippert Commits To University of Detroit

(Sheridan) – Generals sophomore big man Jermaine Lippert has decided to continue his career next season with the University of Detroit Titans. Lippert, a 6’8 230 lb., Munich, Germany, native has spent the last two seasons with the Generals as a key piece of the front court line-up that has won 43 games to date and reached the Region IX Championship game during the 2010-11 season.

Coach Steve Smiley discussed Jermaine and his decision to continue his career at Detroit:

"We're extremely excited to announce that Jermaine has verbally committed to Coach Ray McCallum and the University of Detroit. Jermaine really enjoyed his visit to Detroit, and the staff at UD worked really hard in their recruitment of Jermaine, specifically Coach Derek Thomas. Detroit's staff made several trips to campus, which was really important to Jermaine and in the end, helped to make his decision. Jermaine will have a chance to play in a great league and compete with players at the highest level, and he's excited about the opportunity. He's helped us tremendously over the past couple years and will continue to do the same at Detroit."

As a sophomore, Lippert has averaged 9.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 59% from the field, 47% from three, and 73% from the charity stripe. Jermaine had this to say about the decision

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of competing at a high level, and playing for a hungry coaching staff that is trying to take their organization to the next level. I think that playing for Sheridan College prepared me more than well to produce at the next level, and bring more than just talent to the Detroit Titans”

Lippert will join the Titans for the 2012-13 campaign as they compete in the highly touted Horizon League, that features two-time national runner-up Butler. The Detroit Titans are coached by Ray McCallum Sr., and led by the Horizon League preseason player of the year, as well as High School McDonalds All-American, sophomore guard Ray McCallum Jr.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Second Half Surge Lifts Generals Past Rustlers

(Riverton) - The Central Wyoming Rustlers went into halftime of their game against the Generals feeling confident with a 41-28 lead. A first half offensive explosion saw the Rustlers go 4-6 from the 3 and shot 54% from the field, while the Generals saw an offensive field goal percentage of 32%. But in a tale of two halves, the Generals came out in the second half and turned up the defensive intensity, and saw an offensive explosion.

The Generals held the Rustlers to 15% shooting from beyond the arc, going 2-13, and only 36% from the field. A 15 point Rustler lead with 12 minutes to go began to dwindle as freshman guards Victor Bermudez, Wayne Bradford, and RJ Leverette hit a barrage of 3 point field goals to tie the game. The Generals shot 86% from beyond the arc in the second half, connecting on 6-7 attempts.
Lamont Prosser solidified himself as the best ‘big man’ in Region IX by scoring 16 of his 21 points in the second half, going 7-9 from the charity stripe, he also pulled down 11 rebounds on the night. Freshman guard Wayne Bradford contributed 18 points, going 8-8 from the foul line and 2-2 from 3, and also pulled down 6 boards. RJ Leverette notched 15 points on the evening, going 4-8 from 3.

The Generals out-rebounded the Rustlers 39-26 on the night, including 14 offensive rebounds. Sheridan College now moves to 19-4 on the season, just a half game out of first place in Region IX North. The Generals are back in action this Wednesday, February 15, against Western Wyoming College at 7:30 PM, at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.