Monday, December 9, 2013

#28 Generals Wrap-Up First Semester

The Sheridan College Generals will enter the semester break with a 12-3 overall record, 1-1 in Region IX North play. The Generals were riding a 4-game winning streak before falling to Gillette College on December 7th in their final game of the 2013 season.  Sophomore guard Frederic Dure is currently leading the Generals in scoring at 14.7 points per game.  The Arkansas State signee is shooting 48% from the field and 35% from beyond the arc while pulling down 4.1 rebounds and dishing out 2 assists per contest. St. Bonaventure signee Iakeem Alston is leading the Generals in assists per game with 4.1 and also scoring 9.8 points while shooting 53% from the field.  Sophomore forward Joshua Adeyeye, 6’6 Fayeteville, NC native, is having a productive stint as a newcomer with the Generals, scoring 11.9 points and pulling down a team high 7.8 rebounds per game.  Freshman guard Jamir Andrews is the only other General in double-figure scoring, netting 11.6 points per game while shooting 39% from 3-point range.

The Generals will start the new year with an game on January 2nd against Malmstrom Air Force Base at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at 5:00 pm. Region IX play will continue on January 4th when the Generals face Casper College in the Dome at 5:00 pm.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Generals Pick Up Their 10th Win

The Sheridan College Generals pick up their 10th win of the season with a 89-77 victory over Dakota College of Bottineau.  The Generals iced the game with 6 consecutive made free-throws down the stretch, 4 from Andrews and 2 from Dure.  Frederic Dure led all scorers with a game high 24 points and 6 rebounds.  Jamir Andrews chipped in 21, including 3 three-point baskets and a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe.  Joshua Adeyeye was the only other General in double-figures, netting 10 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. 

The Generals will close the Lions Club Tournament tomorrow night, November 30th with a 7 pm game against the Laramie County Golden Eagles.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Generals Defeat Spartans 105-73, Move to 9-2

Sheridan College moved to 9-2 behind a hot start Wednesday night against the Colorado Northwest Community College Spartans.  The Generals hopped out to a 51-30 halftime lead against the Spartans at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.  A continued second half effort helped stretch the lead, giving the Generals a victory behind a final score of 105-73.  Freshman guard Kyi Thomas led all scorers with a game high 18 points. Guard Jamir Andrews chipped in 17 points, including three 3-point field goals. Freshman forward Abednego Lufile posted his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds.  Jeff Amazan and Kaileb Rodriguez also scored in double figures, netting 11 & 10 points respectively.

The Generals were able to maintain control of the glass, out-rebounding the Spartans 51-23, including 19 offensive rebounds. Sheridan will be back in action Friday, November 29th in the Lions Club Tournament as they face the Lumberjack from Dakota College at 7 pm.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

#13 Golden Eagles Edge Past #21 Generals

The Generals started off hot against the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles Saturday night as they took and early 7-2 lead in the opening minutes of the game. The #13 Eagles battled back to take a 6 point lead in the final seconds of the first half, until sophomore guard Frederic Dure sank a 3-point basket as time expired cutting the deficit to 46-43 at half.  A tied game at 69-69 in the second half was eventually turned into a Golden Eagle 15 point lead with 5:43 seconds remaining. A late surge by the Generals saw the CSI lead cut to 4 points before a controversial call negated an offensive rebound the Generals obtained and the Golden Eagles sank a pair of free-throws extending their lead to 6. The Generals could not string together enough late game stops and saw the Eagles walk away with a 104-99 victory. CSI improves to 7-1 on the year while the Generals fall to 8-2 on the season.

The Generals were led in scoring by sophomore guard Frederic Dure who had a team high 25 points. Sophomore forward Joshua Adeyeye fell short of a double-double, scoring 22 points, on 4-7 shooting from beyond the arc, and 9 rebounds.  Freshman guard Jamir Andrews chipped in 12 points on the nights. Sophomore guard Iakeem Alston also contributed 11 points while dishing out 6 assists. Kaileb Rodriguez was the final General to score in double figures, chipping in 10 points before fouling out.

The Generals are back in action this Wednesday, November 27th as they take on the Colorado Northwest Spartans in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Chukars Take Generals To Overtime

The Generals needed 5 extra minutes Friday night to take care of the Treasure Valley Chukars, edging them out in overtime 88-86 and moving to 8-1 on the year. A Treasure Valley tip-in with 2 seconds left tied the game and a Preston Wells half-court shot went in-and-out sending the game into a 3rd period. Jamir Andrews answered, scoring the first 8 of the Generals 12 first points in the extra period. Andrews finished the game with 17 on 6-9 shooting, including 4-6 from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Frederic Dure led the Generals with 24 points, going 15-18 from the foul line. Dure also grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 5 assists. Josh Adeyeye was the final General in double figures, scoring 17 points and grabbing 9 rebounds.

The #21 Generals will face #12 ranked College of Southern Idaho tommorrow evening, November 23rd, in Twin Falls, Idaho at 7 pm MST.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Generals Fall Short Against Plainsmen

The Sheridan College Generals fall to the Northeastern Junior College Plainsmen by a final score of 89-86. The Generals saw a 7 point half-time deficit grow in the early minutes of the second half before closing the game and cutting the deficit to 3 in the final seconds of the contest. The Generals were led in scoring by sophomore guard Jeff Amazan who connected on 3 three-point shots, finishing with 20 points on the evening. Guard Iakeem Alston had 18 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds on the evening while shooting 12-14 from the foul line. Freshman forward Kaileb Rodriguez had his first double-digit scoring game, netting 16 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. Sophomore guard Frederic Dure was the last General to score in double-figures, adding 13. The Generals were a grim 5-20 from beyond the arc on the evening. The glass game was controlled by the Generals however, out-rebounding the Plainsmen 33-28, including 16 offensive rebounds.

The Generals are back in action Tuesday, November 19th as they take on the Rocky Mountain Battlin’ Bears in Billings, Montana.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Generals Dethrone Kings

The Generals move to 6-0 on the season with a 80-59 victory over the Colorado Kings. Jeff Amazan led the Generals with 14 points and 7 rebounds on the evening. Iakeem Alston contributed 10 points and 4 assists. Frederic Dure also scored in double figures, netting 10 points and 8 rebounds on the evening. Freshman forward Kaileb Rodriguez chipped in 9 points while grabbing 5 rebounds. Josh Adeyeye was shy of a double-double, finishing with 9 rebounds and 8 points.

The Generals are back in action tomorrow evening, November 16th at 7 pm against Northeastern Junior College for "Pack The Dome" night.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Generals Soar Past The Eagles

The Sheridan College Generals trailed going into halftime for the first time this season as they battled the Laramie County Eagles to a 32-34 score.  A poor first half shooting display from the Generals saw them 21% from beyond the arc and 37% from the field. A second half surge witnessed those numbers jump to 39% from three and 52% from the field as the Generals defeated Laramie by a final count of 84-76.  Sophomore guard Frederic Dure led the Generals with 21 points, including a pair of clutch free-throws late in the game to ice the victory.  Forward Josh Adeyeye recorded his first double-double of the season by scoring 15 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.  Freshman center Rudolphe Joly added 10 points on the evening and pulled down 7 rebounds, 6 of which were offensive.  Jamir Andrews was the last General to score in double figures, netting 10 points on the evening. 

The Generals will host the Colorado Kings this weekend in the Best Western Tournament at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Tip will be at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 15th

Friday, November 8, 2013

Generals Take Down The Lancers

The Sheridan College Generals improve to 4-0 on the season after picking up a neutral court win over the Eastern Wyoming Lancers in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  A 47-35 halftime lead by the Generals was never relinquished as the final buzzer saw a 96-80 Generals victory.  Sophomore guard Iakeem Alston finished with 18 points on 7-8 shooting, and dished out 5 assists on the evening.  Guard Jeff Amazan netted 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the Generals. Frederic Dure connected on 3 three-point field goals to contribute 16 in the victory.  Sophomore forward Josh Adeyeye fouled out for the Generals, but finished the evening with 13 points and 7 rebounds.  The final General to score in double figures was freshman guard Preston Wells who has 12 points on 4 three-point field goals and dished out 5 assists without a turnover.

The Generals are back in action November 9th against Laramie County Community College at 4 pm in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Generals Improve To 3-0

The Generals improve to 3-0 on the season with a 86-61 routing of the Rocky Mountain College Battling Bears.  A 38-31 half-time lead increased when freshman guard Jamir Andrews came off the bench to hit back-to-back threes and generate momentum for the Generals.  Andrews finished with a game high 26 points, including 5 three-point field goals.  Freshman guard Kyi Thomas added in 11 on the evening, and guard Iakeem Alston finished with 10 points.  The Generals dominated the boards, out-rebounding the Bears 51-26. Freshman center Rudolphe Joly corralled game high 10 rebounds. 

This weekend the Generals travel to Cheyenne, Wyoming to face Eastern Wyoming College & Laramie County Community College in a Region IX North/South crossover.  The Generals will tip at 5:00 pm, Friday, November 8th against the Lancers.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Generals Fend Off Badgers

The #21 ranked Sheridan College Generals closed out the 2013 Holiday Inn Tournament by defeating the Snow College Badgers 76-75.  Sophomore guard Jeff Amazan led the Generals in scoring with 18 points on the evening, while dishing out 4 assists.  Frederic Dure contributed 13 points while pulling down 4 boards. And freshman guard Preston Wells connected on 4 three-point field goals, finishing the night with 12 points.  The Generals move to 2-0 on the season and are back in action this Tuesday evening as they take on the Battling Bears from Rocky Mountain College at 7:30 pm at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.

Friday, November 1, 2013

#21 Generals Open With A Win

The nationally ranked Sheridan College Generals opened up the 2013 season with a dominating victory in which 5 players reached double-figure scoring.  The Generals defeated the Argos from the University of Great Falls 102-37 with scoring from 13 of the 14 active players. Abednego Lufile led the way for the Generals by leading them in scoring, 16 points, and rebounding, 10 rebounds.  Preston Wells started his career in a Generals uniform by dishing out 10 assists in 18 minutes of action. Sophomore Jeff Amazan contributed 13 points on the evening while pulling down 8 rebounds.  Freshman Jamir Andrews also poured in 13 points, including 3 three-point baskets.  Sophomore Joshua Adeyeye and freshman Ra'Vonn Posey both scored 10 points on the evening.  The Generals shared the ball dishing out 28 assists on 41 made field goals.

The Generals are back in action November 2, against Snow College at 7 pm.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Generals Start Season In Top 25

The first NJCAA Men’s Basketball rankings were released on Tuesday, October 29th, and saw the Generals enter the poll at #21. The Generals, coming off a 24-7 season, were the highest ranked team in Region IX.  Fellow Region IX member North Platte Community College earned a #25 ranking in the poll. The Generals open up the regular season this weekend, November  1st at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome for the Holiday Inn Tournament. The Generals will face University of Great Falls on Friday night at 7 pm, and the national powerhouse Snow College Badgers Saturday night at 7 pm.

“Our entire program is definitely excited about the ranking to start the year off. With so many NJCAA Division 1 programs across the country, it’s very difficult to get in the national poll, so it’s nice to get in the rankings early on. With high expectations, our team will have to understand that we will have a bulls-eye on our back from the opening day, but I do believe that this year’s group has the maturity to handle high expectations.”

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Generals Participate in B.E.A.R. Reading Program

The Sheridan College athletic department participated in the Sheridan Elementary School B.E.A.R. read-a-thon at Sagebrush Elementary School. The B.E.A.R. reading program entices young students to accumulate hours reading their favorite books in order to build the necessary habits to promote literacy amongst Wyoming students.  A select number of students were awarded with the ability to read alongside their favorite Sheridan College Generals during a morning session in October.

“Anytime we can give back to the community, and support a good cause we are excited to participate”, said General Sean McCarthy. “The importance of teaching young students the joy that they can achieve in reading will help them build necessary habits to have a good academic career.”

The Generals open their regular season next Friday, November 1st, against University of Great Falls at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Alston To The Atlantic 10

Sheridan College Men’s Basketball guard, Iakeem Alston, has committed to the University of St. Bonaventure to continue his playing career.  The 6’0, 170 pound guard from Baltimore, Maryland averaged 8.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game last season for the Generals.  Alston helped lead the Generals to a 24-7 record while shooting 51% from the floor. This past season the Bonnies went 14-15, while boasting a 7-9 record in the prestigious Atlantic-10 conference.  In the 2011-2012 season, the Bonnies won the Atlantic-10 tournament and saw a lead to Florida State disappear in the final minutes of their opening round NCAA Tournament game.

“We’re very excited that Iakeem has made this decision to further his career at St. Bonaventure’s. Iakeem was recruited by Division 1 schools all across the country but ultimately, St. Bonaventure’s was the perfect fit for Iakeem. His desire to compete at a high level will be fulfilled in playing in a great league, the A-10 (5 teams from that league made it to the NCAA tournament last season), he will have a chance to have family and friends see him play as he moves back to the East Coast, and he feels really good about their staff and players. Head Coach Mark Schmidt has been extremely diligent in his recruitment of Iakeem, and that definitely helped in Iakeem’s decision process.”

Alston is the third General to commit to a NCAA Division institution this fall. The Generals will place Medicine Hat University (Canada) this Friday, October 18th in an open exhibition game at 6:00 pm. The Generals open their regular season on November 1st against University of Great Falls at 7:00 pm.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dure Commits To The Red Wolves

(Sheridan) – Sheridan College sophomore guard Frederic Dure has committed to continue his career next year for the Arkansas State Red Wolves.  The 6’5, 170 pound guard from Montreal, Canada averaged 10.6 points and 3.6 rebounds last year for the Generals while knocking down 30 field goals from behind the arc. Arkansas State finished last season with a 19-12 record, going 12-8 in Sun Belt action.  The Red Wolves won the West Division of the Sun-Belt before falling in the semi-finals of the Sun Belt Tournament to the eventual champions, Western Kentucky. 

“We’re really happy for Fred and his decision to attend Arkansas State next year. He’s been a standout both in the classroom and on the court during his stay here at Sheridan, and we’re thrilled that he’s made this decision to continue his career at a great school at the D1 level. We’re excited to see how Fred finishes his sophomore year here at Sheridan, and fully confident that he will be a great player at Arkansas State.” 

Dure joins Kaileb Rodriguez as Generals who have made their decisions here in the early period. Rodriguez has recently committed to play at University of Nevada-Reno.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Rodriguez Headed To The Mountain West

Sheridan College forward Kaileb Rodriguez will continue his career at the University of Nevada, giving them a verbal commitment this past weekend. Rodriguez enters his first season in a Generals uniform after red-shirting last year at University of California-Berkley.  The 6’9, 215 pound forward was invited this past summer to play in the Jerry Mullens Junior College Top-100 Camp in St. Louis, Missouri.  A Denver, Colorado native, Rodriguez played at Thunderidge High School. In his senior season the Grizzlies post a 20-6 record, finished as the 5th ranked team in the state of Colorado.  Rodriguez averaged 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 3 assists per game

Rodriguez, a freshman, will play for the Wolf Pack in the Mountain West Conference beginning in the 2014-2015 season as a red-shirt sophomore.

“We’re really excited that Kaileb has decided to commit to Nevada, and it sounds like it will be a perfect fit for Kaileb both on the floor and in the classroom. Kaileb has a high ceiling and is continually improving as a player. We’re really excited to see how he does for us this year as a General, and glad that he’ll be finishing his final 3 years at a great program in the Mountain West.” 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Adeyeye Joins Generals

The Sheridan College Generals have added Joshua Adeyeye, a 6’6 220 pound forward to the 2013-2014 men’s basketball roster. Adeyeye joins the Sheridan College Generals after having a successful freshman season at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland.  Josh averaged 15 points, 6.1 rebounds for the Shock this past season. Originally from Fayetville, North Carolina, Josh prepped at Coppin Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, where he averaged 32 points and 10 rebounds per game.  The Baltimore Sun honored Josh during his senior season, naming him the Player of the Week

“We’re really excited to get a player of Josh’s caliber and maturity to round out our recruiting for this 2013-14 class,” commented Coach Smiley.  “Josh had a stellar high school career, and after being injured in 2011-12, had a great freshman year last year at Washington Adventist University. Josh is a really well-rounded player, that can play both forward positions and even some guard if needed. He’s a strong athlete that can stretch the floor with his shooting ability, and also create with the dribble. He should be a terrific addition to our team, and we’re expecting him to have a great sophomore campaign this year”

Monday, July 29, 2013

Former Generals Continuing Their Professional Careers

A slew of former Sheridan College Generals are continuing, and for some beginning, their professional basketball careers across the globe. 

Moustapha Diarra is continuing his professional career in France, where he has just signed on to play with ALM Evreux-Basket in the LNB Pro B league.  Diarra joins the 2nd ranked team in Frances Pro B league.
Antoine Proctor has signed his second professional contract, this time with U.M.F. Tindastoll in the Icelandic Dominos League, the highest professional league in Iceland.
Steven Ivory Jr. will begin his professional career with Hebei Springs in the Chinese NBL, the 2nd highest league in the country.  Ivory Jr. finished his playing career this past spring with Mayville State University in Mayville, North Dakota.

Jarrell Crayton, who recently finished his career at MSU-Billings earning All GNAC honors, has signed to play with Thor-AK in the Icelandic Division 1 league.
Belgium native Idris Lasisi has signed with Sint-Jan Basket Antwerpen in the Belgium Division II league.

Former Generals JR Cadot, Scottie Payne, and Johannes Kriegereit are currently in works with their agents to finalize their professional contracts to continue their playing careers.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sheridan College 2013-2014 Schedule

2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule

Jamboree @ Casper (exhibition)
Casper, WY
Jamboree @ Casper (exhibition)
Casper, WY
Exhibition vs. Medicine Hat U (Canada)
Sheridan, WY
Scrimmage vs. Black Hills State
Spearfish, SD
Holiday Inn vs Great Falls
Sheridan, WY
Holiday Inn vs. Snow
Sheridan, WY
Rocky Mountain College JV
Sheridan, WY
LCCC Tourney vs. Eastern Wyoming
Cheyenne, WY
At Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY
Best Western vs. CO Kings
Sheridan, WY
Best Western vs. Northeastern
Sheridan, WY
at Rocky Mountain College JV
Billings, MT
CSI Tourney vs. TBA
Twin Falls, ID
At College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, ID
Colorado Northwestern
Sheridan, WY
Lions Club vs. Dakota College
Sheridan, WY
Lions Club vs. Laramie County
Sheridan, WY
at Western Wyoming
Rock Springs, WY
at Gillette College
Gillette, WY
Malmstrom Air Force Base
Sheridan, WY
Casper College
Sheridan, WY
at Dawson
Glendive, MT
Northwest College
Sheridan, WY
Little Big Horn College
Sheridan, WY
at Miles CC
Miles City, MT
Central Wyoming College
Sheridan, WY
at Little Big Horn
Crow Agency, MT
Western Wyoming CC
Sheridan, WY
Gillette College
Sheridan, WY
at Casper College
Casper, WY
Sheridan, WY
at Northwest College
Powell, WY
Miles Community College
Sheridan, WY
at Central Wyoming College
Riverton, WY
March 1-5
Region 9 Tournament
South Champ
NJCAA National Tournament
Hutchinson, KS