Fillies Sweep the Weekend, Broncs falter
Written by Cole Havens on February 15, 2021
Over the weekend the Cody basketball teams would take part in their final two non conference games of the season. The Fillies would pick up a blowout win over Evanston Friday, by a final score of 58-28, and knocked off the No. 4 team in the state, Green River, on Saturday, by a final score of 46-40.
We’ll start things off with a look at Saturday’s top five clash between the Fillies and Green River.
Coming into Saturday’s contest, Green River was the top rebounding team in class 4A and one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the state. The rebounding was evident early on as that helped Green River jump out to a 12-6 first quarter lead. That would be the only quarter that Green River would have the upper hand, however.
Cody’s defense shined through once again as they held the Lady Wolves to just three made treys in the contest. Green River held a five point advantage at the half but Cody cut into that lead and at the end of three quarters Green River led by just two points.
The fourth quarter was all Cody. The Fillies outscored Green River in the final frame 16-8, thwarted a Green River comeback as Reece Niemann single handily put the game away at the charity stripe. With a four point lead the Fillies held Green River to no made baskets in the final 30 seconds and Reece put the game away with a pair of free throws with just seconds remaining. As a team the Fillies were 10 of 15 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
With the win the Fillies were able to knock off the No. 4 team in the state, improve their record to 12-3 and continue to show why they’re one of the best teams the state has to offer.
A trio of Fillies: Molly Hays, Izzy Radakovich and Reece Niemann, led the team with 9 points.
In Case You Missed It: Here is a link to watch the final 90 seconds of the Fillies big win over Green River- https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=488410305899323
On Friday, the Fillies stifling defense was on display once again as Evanston failed to score double digit points in all four quarters. The Fillies dropped in 31 first half points, Evanston scored 28 all night, and cruised to their 11th win of the season.
Torrie Schutzman led the way on Friday dropping in 18 points.
The Broncs would fall in both their contests, losing to Evanston in a close one, 55-48, on Friday. On Saturday, Green River got the win over Cody, 60-43.
Friday’s game against Evanston proved to be a great game filled with runs, lead changes and a contest that went down to the final buzzer.
The Broncs would dominate the first and third quarters while Evanston took control in quarters two and four. After one quarter of play Cody would lead 11-7 but the Red Devils would outscore Cody by six in the second frame to take a 22-20 lead into the halftime break.
In the third quarter the Broncs would begin to build a lead at one point leading Evanston by seven and had the Red Devils backs against the wall but Evanston would regain form in the final minutes of the third period cutting Cody’s lead to one point by the end of the quarter.
The Broncs just couldn’t muster up enough offense in the final frame only scoring nine points, Evanston had 17 fourth quarter points.
Leading the way for the Red Devils was Burke Thomas dropping in 25 points, 15 of those coming from behind the arc. Luke Talich led the way for Cody with 23 points, 9-11 from the free throw line.
As for Saturday’s contest against Green River, it was just not Cody’s day. The Broncs would find themselves down by one point after the first quarter but from that point on it was all Green River, who outscored the Broncs by 16 points over the final three quarters.
The Broncs were 11-21 from the free throw line with the loss, only shot one free throw in the second half.
Tucker Lynn would lead the way for the Broncs dropping in 13 points.
Following the weekends action, the Fillies improve to 12-3 on the season while the Broncs fall to 3-12.
Up Next: Both Cody basketball teams will return to quad play this weekend with a trip to Casper-Natrona on Friday before hosting Rock Springs on Saturday.
Stay tuned later in the week for photos and highlight videos from the weekend’s contests.