Thursday, February 14, 2013

Generals Escape Overtime Thriller

(Rock Springs) – The Generals claimed sole possession of first place in Region IX on Wednesday with a hard fought, overtime victory against Western Wyoming Community College.  Western Wyoming saw itself in an eleven point half-time deficit, but battled back, tying the game with thirty-five seconds remaining and forcing overtime.  In the extra period the Generals faced a two point deficit before Victor Bermudez nailed a 3-point basket to give the Generals a one point lead.  Ron Mvouika nailed four consecutive free-throws in the last minute of the period to help the Generals escape with an 86-84 victory, improving them to 22-5 on the year, 11-2 in Region IX play.

Mvouika had a game high 34 points on 10/19 shooting, including 4/9 from beyond the arc and 10/12 from the foul line.  Mvouika also had a game high 12 rebounds and dished out 4 assists.  Victor Bermudez netted 21 points for the Generals, including 6 three-point field goals bringing his total on the season to 88.  The sharp shooting Bermudez also grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 4 assists.  Sophomore forward Brandon Pines chipped in 16 points for the Generals, including a thunderous tip dunk, while pulling down 7 rebounds.

Sheridan College hosts Dawson College on Saturday, February 16th, at 5:00 pm in their last regular season home contest at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.  Before tip-off the Generals will be honoring the sophomore class, and at half-time the new Sheridan College Hall of Fame members will be inducted.

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