Warriors Basketball Face Big Challenge This Weekend On The Road
Written by Chance Bond on February 10, 2023
Last season the Powell Panthers handed the Warriors a devastating loss at the West Regional tournament in Powell.
The Warriors would fall to the Panthers 73-63 and change the seedings for the State Tournament.
A Warrior team that was 26-3 for the 2021-2022 Basketball season fell short of the goal of repeating as Wyoming 3A State Basketball Champions.
“We got a lot on our mind with what happened a Regionals last year, we got a lot of intensity and are kind of holding a grudge right now,” said Kade Weber after the win over Lyman talking about the feeling of the team playing against Powell.
Friday will be the second meeting between the Warriors and Panthers this season. The Warriors won the first match-up 72-66 at home.
This will be a match-up of two of the top three teams in Wyoming 3A Boys Basketball.
Worland is ranked number 2, and Powell is ranked number 3.
Powell is 10-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
The Panthers lost to Laramie 61-57, Pinedale 58-55, Lander 54-48, and the Warriors 72-66.
Powell has not lost since their loss to Worland on January 21st, beating Lovell, Cody, Lander, and Pinedale.
Saturday the Warriors are heading to Lovell to face the Bulldogs.
This will be the 3rd game between these two teams Worland winning both 56-39, and 57-40.
Lovell is 7-8 this season losing to Tongue River 62-58, Douglas 59-41, Wheatland 55-54, Rocky Mountain 47-38, Powell 44-28, and Lander 52-50.
The Bulldogs have a conference win over Thermopolis 66-33 from this past Tuesday 66-33.
The Warriors have the number 3 ranked Wyoming 3A Boys Basketball scoring offense averaging 60.3 points per game with a shooting percentage of 48.1% ranked number 1.
Defensively the Warriors are ranked 4th overall allowing 47.2 points per game they are 13th in rebounding with 24.3 per game.
The Panthers have the number 2 ranked Wyoming 3A scoring offense averaging 60.4 points per game with 43.8% shooting which is ranked 5th.
Defensively the Panthers are ranked 6th overall allowing 49.2 points per game they are 2nd in rebounding with 31.1 per game.
The Bulldogs have the number 9 ranked scoring offense averaging 50.7 points per game they have the 7th ranked shooting percentage with 41.1% from the field.
Defensively Lovell is ranked 5th overall allowing 49.2 points per game, rebounding is ranked 12th with an average of 24.4 per game.
Worland has 4 players that average double-digit scoring Carter Clark with 14.3, Court Gonsalez with 12.3, Kade Weber with 11.5, and Brock Douzenis with 10.8.
The same 4 also have 30-plus assists for the season, Clark with 31 steals, Douzenis with 25, and Gonsalez with 21.
Weber is 19 for 51 37% from the 3-point line, Douzenis 15 for 36 for 42%, and Clark 25 for 85 for 29%.
Powell is led in scoring by Brock Johnson with 14.1 per game followed by Gunner Erickson with 13.6 per game.
Johnson is 15 for 41 from beyond the arch, Erickson is 18 for 78 for 23% from three.
Trey Stenerson leads the team in rebounds with 85 for the season an average of 6.1 per game.
Lovell is led in scoring by Parker Anderson averaging 10.7 points per game, Anderson also leads the team in rebounds with 5.5 per game and 3-point shooting where he is 18 for 59 for 31%.
Carter Lundberg has 21 steals this season and shoots 13 of 55 from the 3-point line.
Joel Padilla leads the team in assists with 27.
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The Social Media Site WyoPredicts @PredictsWyo put out their predicts for Friday’s matchups.
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