Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sankey Commits To Lipscomb Bison

Generals sophomore guard Khion Sankey has verbally committed to play for the Lipscomb University Bison next season.

Sankey was the most all-around efficient player for the Generals this past season scoring 7.2 points per game while shooting 53% from the field. The Generals second leading rebounder, Khion pulled down 5.4 rebounds per game per game. After being selected All-Defense as a freshman, Sankey led the Generals with 47 steals on the season. Sankey also dished out the most assists for the Generals this past season with 92, averaging 2.87 per game. Sankey was selected for the Region IX All-Tournament team after averaging 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Coach Smiley had this to say: “We’re really excited that Khion has made the decision to commit to Lipscomb University to finish his career playing for Coach Sanderson. He has the opportunity to compete for playing time in multiple positions at Lipscomb and he really enjoyed his visit on campus recently, so this is a really exciting time for Khion. Khion had a great career for us at Sheridan, helping his team win 49 games in only two years, and he now has a chance to compete at the highest level of college basketball.”

“Sheridan has taught me a lot of new things”, said Sankey, “I have had fun these past two years on and off the court. The people in the Sheridan community are great people. I really love the Sheridan basketball program, and I wish it was a 4 year school. I’ve had great coaches in my two years at Sheridan; Coach Smiley, Coach Magrino, Coach Davis, Coach Mines, and all my teammates are great team players. I can’t wait to play for the amazing coaching staff at Lipscomb University, and my new teammates. Nashville is a great area and I can’t wait for the season to start.”

Lipscomb University is a NCAA Division I member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Sankey is the third General this year to commit to a Division I institution. Lamont Prosser has signed to play for Portland State and Jermaine Lippert has committed to University of Detroit.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Generals Receive Post-season Honors

(Sheridan) – With the closing of a successful 25-7 season for the Sheridan College Men’s Basketball team, two Generals received post season honors from Region IX. Sophomore forward, Lamont Prosser, was selected First Team All-Region IX after leading the Generals in scoring and rebounding with 13.6 points and 5.6 rebounds on the year.

Sophomore guard, Khion Sankey, was selected to the Region IX All-Tournament team after his impressive outings against Eastern Wyoming College and Otero College. Sankey had a team high 15 points and pulled down 7 rebounds against the Lancers. Sankey also had a pair of steals that resulted in dunks that sealed the victory for the Generals. Against the Otero Rattlers, Sankey was shy of a triple-double after scoring 16 points, pulling down 10 rebounds, and dishing out 7 assists in the contest.

The Generals ended their season on March 11th against Otero College after finishing the year with a 25-7 record, going 11-5 in Region IX North play.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Prosser Lay-up Lifts Generals Over Lancers 61-60. Generals Finish Regular Season 24-6.

(Torrington, WY) – In a tale of two halves, the Sheridan College Generals overcame a 13 point halftime defecit in their final regular season game Saturday against the Eastern Wyoming Lancers. The Generals saw a 37-24 Lancer lead diminish as the Sheridan College defense held Eastern Wyoming scoreless for the first 7 minutes of the second half. A 13-0 run to start the half tied the game at 37-37 and it would remain close to the final seconds. Eastern Wyoming’s Slade Spoonhunter nailed a 3-point basket with 2.7 seconds remaining to give the Lancers a 60-59 lead. Lamont Prosser answered with a lay-up as time expired off a Robert Heyer full-court pass to give the Generals the final lead at 61-60. The victory finished the regular season for the Generals at 24-6.

Robert Heyer lead the Generals with 14 points and 7 rebounds on the evening. Prosser finished the night with 13 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. R.J. Leverette finished the night with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Wayne Bradford also finished in double-figures with 10 points for the Generals. The Sheridan College 2nd –half defensive efforts saw the Lancers shoot 22% from the field, and 26% from beyond the arc.

The Generals face the Lancers in the first round of the Region IX Tournament, this Saturday, March 10th at 1 PM in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Generals Defeat Golden Eagles 86-76

(Sheridan) – The Sheridan College Generals played their last home game Thursday night, defeating the Laramie County College Golden Eagles 86-76. Moving to 23-6 on the season, the Generals outshot the Eagles from every area on the floor. Sheridan College made 50% of all field goals taken, 39% of all 3-point field goals, and 79% of all attempts from the charity stripe. The Generals defense held Laramie County to 40% from the field, and 30% from beyond the arc.

Freshman guard Wayne Bradford led all scorers with 24 points on the night, going 8-10 from the floor and 7-8 from the foul line. Sophomore forward Robert Heyer added in 15 for the Generals, while also pulling down 6 rebounds. Freshman guard Victor Bermudez also found himself in double figures, contributing 15 points to the win.

The Generals will play Saturday, March 3rd, in Torrington, Wyoming, against the Eastern Wyoming Lancers to finish the regular season. Region IX tournament action starts March 9th, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The Generals will play their opening round game on Saturday, March 10th, at 1:00 PM, as they take on Eastern Wyoming.