Men of Northwest upended on the road by Generals, Mustangs

By Steve Moseley
Posted 2/27/20

The Trapper men picked up their 19th and 20th losses of the season at Sheridan and Rock Springs last week.

Northwest — which has been stuck on nine wins since Jan. 11 — lost to the …

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Men of Northwest upended on the road by Generals, Mustangs

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The Trapper men picked up their 19th and 20th losses of the season at Sheridan and Rock Springs last week.

Northwest — which has been stuck on nine wins since Jan. 11 — lost to the Sheridan College Generals 94-82 on Feb. 19 and to Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs on Saturday, 99-58.

 

Sheridan College

The Generals, who escaped by a whisker in an earlier meeting in Powell, were up only two at halftime, 43-41. However, Sheridan College outpaced the Trappers by 10 points in the second 20 minutes to spell the difference.

NWC sophomore Kyle Brown hit for double-digits three times over with 30 points for Northwest. The New York City sophomore hit all three of his 3-point shots, sank 11-18 field goals overall and went 5-6 at the line. Rambo Badyal scored 18 and Josh Petteno 16 in the Trapper cause.

Tops in rebounds for Northwest were the nine grabs of 6 foot, 1-inch freshman point guard Alan Swenson, who also dished off eight assists. Petteno and Max Dehon were credited with eight rebounds apiece, with Dehon adding two blocks.

Abdul Shanunu put in a full night’s work for Sheridan with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Teammate JoVon McClanahan had 12 boards and 22 points.

Northwest fired it up 28 times from three, hitting 13. Sheridan was 9-24 with their toes behind the arc. The Generals had the best of it at the free throw line where they parlayed 26 opportunities into 21 points. Northwest was 11-15.

The Generals reeled in 45 rebounds, 14 on their own offensive end, to 31 total and two offensive for Northwest.

 

Western Wyoming

The Mustangs have had Northwest’s number this year and Saturday night at Rock Springs was no exception.

Western put the hammer down from the jump and was already in control at halftime, 50-24. In the second 20 minutes the Mustangs put up 49 to 34 for the Trappers.

Brown and Petteno netted 17 and 16 points for Northwest. Badyal added nine.

Western posted four players in double figures, led by Manel Ayol’s 20. The Mustangs profited by a 15-rebound advantage, 50-35.

Jerome Mabry’s seven grabs led Northwest.

Shooting percentages for the Trappers were 33.9 on all field goals, 26.1 from three and 87.5 at the line. Corresponding numbers for Western were 51.4%, 40.6% and 70.6%.

With the Trappers’ regular season at an end, coach Jay Collins and his team face the daunting challenge of a return to Rock Springs this Saturday. At 2 p.m., they’ll meet the Mustangs for the second time in the space of a week — this time in a Region IX Tournament play-in game.

 

Sheridan 94, Northwest 82

Northwest — Brown 30, Badyal 18, Petteno 16, Dehon 7, Axel Hohenstein 6, Swenson 5.

Sheridan — McClanahan 25, Shanunu 22, Bower 17, Peterson 14, Aune 13, Fritz 3.

 

Western Wyoming 99, Northwest 58

Northwest — Brown 17, Petteno 16, Badyal 9, Dehon 6, Swenson 5, Mabry 3, Hohenstein 2.

Western — Ayol 20, Marble 14, Prim 13, Trost 11, Blaize 11, Duhart 8, Cisse 7, Boley 7, Stoeger 5, Olson 2, Pierce 1.

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