Fillies Sweep Gillette Tourney, Broncs Fall Short
Written by Cole Havens on December 13, 2021
The Cody Basketball teams opened up their season over the weekend in Gillette, taking part in the Remax Early Bird Tip-Off Tournament.
The Fillies would go undefeated over the three days winning all three of their games. The Fillies won each game by nine points or more.
The Broncs would go 0-3 over the three days with their closest game on day 2, against St. Thomas More, SD.
Starting off with a look at the Fillies. Cody’s girls basketball team was electric over the weekend. The Fillies opened up the weekend with a 66-49 win over Scottsbluff, NE. team who had already won three games coming into the tourney.
The Fillies second game of the weekend was against St. Thomas More, SD. The Fillies would show they can win a grind-it-out game and knocked off the lady Cavaliers by a final of 34-25.
And in the final game of the tourney the Fillies were matched up with Campbell County in a game that had the feeling of a State Tournament contest. The Fillies would knock off Campbell County 57-47 behind a big game from Kennedi Niemann who dropped in 16 points and was a recipient of multiple steals.
Molly Hays led the way for the Fillies over the weekend with 37 total points scored. The Niemann sisters combined to score 54 points, Izzy Radakovich had 24 and Ally Boysen 19.
As a team, the Fillies shot just under 73 percent at the free throw line making 50 of 69 attempts.
Buckle up folks, we’re in for a fun ride this season with Filly hoops.
As for the Broncs, they showed plenty of effort and energy over the weekend but fell to Scottsbluff by a final of 75-49 to open the tourney.
Their best game of the weekend was day two, vs. St. Thomas More. The Broncs were more confident, composed and showed tremendous grit. It was a 21-19 deficit at the half but Cody tied things up at 31 a piece midway through the third before St. Thomas More went on a run to seal it, 56-44.
Against Campbell County, it was a tale of two halves. The Broncs would lose the game, 74-47, but outscored the Camels 35-33 in the second half.
Kam Niemann would lead the way, scoring for the Broncs, dropping in 39 total points, Robby Porter had 28 over the weekend while Eli Johnston had 24.
Cody Basketball will be back in action this Friday and Saturday. Cody travels to Powell for a Park County Rivalry on Friday. Girls tip-off at 5:30, boys to follow. On Saturday, it’s the home opener for Cody, hosting Sheridan. Girls at 12:30, boys at 2pm.
You can listen to a replay of each game in it’s entirety below.