Warrior Basketball Host Buffalo in Season Finale Senior Night
Written by Chance Bond on February 24, 2023
The Worland Warrior Boys Basketball team is 16-3 with 1 final non-conference game remaining.
Worland started the season 1-3 and has rattled off 15 straight wins in a row.
The Warriors have won the Northwest Quad Championship and will be the number 1 seed going into the Wyoming 3A West Regional Tournament in Mountain View next weekend.
Tonight will be Senior Night and the final time 5 Seniors will play at Warrior Gymnasium.
The opponent tonight, The Buffalo Bison, will not go quietly.
Buffalo is 11-7 this season with losses to Scottsbluff, NE. 75-57, Rock Springs 62-49, Cody 48-38, Lyman 59-49, Douglas 64-41, Rawlins 42-39, and Powell 53-42.
The Bison are the Northeast Quad’s number 1 seed with 1 conference game remaining against 1-17 Newcastle.
Wyoming 3A’s 3rd highest-scoring offense is Buffalo averaging 59.1 points per game with a 42.1 shooting percentage ranking them 5th.
Defensively the Bison are ranked 8th overall allowing 51.8 points per game, and the Bison average 28.4 rebounds per game.
Buffalo is led by 6’3″ Junior Eli Patterson averaging 14.3 points per game, leading the team in blocks with 16, steals with 17, and rebounds, averaging 7.2 per game.
The Bison 6’2″ Freshman Nate Miner averages 10.8 points per game, has 97 rebounds this season and is 26 for 66 with a 39% shot from 3-point range.
Senior Michael Ihnat leads the team in assists and has 30 steals this season.
Worland has the number 2 scoring offense in Wyoming 3A basketball averaging 60.9 points per game with Wyoming 3A’s best shooting percentage at 47.5%.
Defensively the Warriors are ranked number 4 allowing 44.8 points per game.
Worland is 12th in rebounding with a 25.1 average per contest.
Four Senior Warriors average 10 plus points per game. Carter Clark with 14.8, Court Gonsalez with 11.9, Kade Weber with 11.5, and Brock Douzenis with 10.8.
Clark leads the team in 3-point attempts with 97 making 28 of them for 29%, Weber is 22 for 59 at 37%, and Douzenis is 19 for 32 at 45%.
The four Seniors all have 30 plus assists, with Clark having the most with 44.
Brock Douzenis leads the team in rebounding averaging 5.1 per game.
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Final Friday of the regular season 🏀
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