Eagles beat Rams, Wolves

Jan 24, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

Dubois got its first conference win of the year, defeating Ten Sleep on Saturday.

It was a busy week of action for the St. Stephen's Eagles and the Dubois Rams, beginning with the conference opener between the two rivals Friday in Dubois.

The visiting Eagles started a weekend sweep with a 78-57 win over the Rams then overpowered Normative Services at home on Saturday in non-conference action, 86-37.

Dubois made the long trip to Ten Sleep on Saturday and handed the Pioneers a 66-59 loss to move to 1-1 in Northwest 1-A league play.

Friday's tilt was an exciting one, with the teams trading basket for basket in the opening period. Dubois doesn't have a deep bench this season, however, and the Eagles pulled steadily away over the next three periods.

Wade Beavers had a solid outing with 20 points, and Warren Johnson added a dozen for the Rams.

Xavier Hubbard ran the floor well and shot exceedingly well from the perimeter, hitting four 3-pointers on the way to 23 points. Antonio Divers scored 15, and Vincent Brown added 11.

St. Stephen's 86, Normative 37

The Eagles flew high and fast, stunning the visiting Wolves with a 36-3 lead Saturday after the opening period.

Nano Spoonhunter hit a pull-up trey as the buzzer sounded to end the first period, but it was just the first of five as he nearly outscored Normative Services all by himself with a game-high 34 points.

The first12 minutes of the game featured crisp passing and good movement away from the ball. On one play, Spoonhunter snagged a rebound, passed to Antonio Divers, who hit Kale Ferris, setting up a bounce pass from Ferris to Vincent Brown for an easy layup.

The game deteriorated after that, resembling games played at lunchtime in small schools across Fremont County for much of the remainder of the contest.

Scoring slowed as the quality of play dropped in the second half.

Ferris hit a short follow shot with 3:11 left in the third period that invoked the running clock at 69-28, and the final 13 minutes rolled by quickly.

St. Stephen's hosts Ten Sleep on Friday, then travels Saturday to Burlington in a game that should determine first place in the conference.

Dubois 66, Ten Sleep 59

The Rams rode their best fourth quarter of the season with a 26-point burst Saturday that overcame a Ten Sleep lead going back to the second period.

Sean Mock and Wade Beavers led the charge with 12 and 10 points, respectively, in the period. The duo finished with 49 combined points. Beavers tallied 28 and Mock 21. Kyle Eulberg scored 13, including a trey.

Dubois entertains Burlington on Friday and Meeteetse on Saturday. Both games are Northwest conference tilts.

Dubois 17 15 12 13 - 57

St. Stephen's 22 21 18 15 - 78

Dubois - Brock Baker 1 0-0 2, Sean Mock 2 4-6 6, Wade Beavers 5 (1) 7-9 20, Kyle Eulberg 2 (1) 0-0 7, Jeff M? 1 0-2, Warren Johnson 5 2-6 12. Totals 16 (1) 12-21 57

St. Stephen's - R. Monroe 1 0-0 2, Xavier Hubbard 5 (4) 1-2 23, Robert Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Antonio Divers 6 (1) 0-0 15, Kale Ferris 3 (1) 0-0 9, Isaih Divers 2 2-4 6, Vincent Brown 4 (1) 0-1 11, Nano Spoonhunter 1 (2) 0-0 8. Totals 24 (9) 3-6 78

St. Stephen's 36 16 27 7 - 86

Normative Services 13 15 3 6 - 37

St. Stephen's - Hubbard 2 2-2 6, Hernandez 2 0-0 4, A. Divers 4 0-0 8, Ferris 4 0-0 8, Julian Hubbard (2) 0-0 6, I. Divers 3 2-2 8, Brown 6 0-0 12, Spoonhunter 8 (5) 3-4 34. Totals 29 (7) 7-8 86

Normative Services - Ernesto 1 0-0 2, Karson 3 (1) 2-3 11, T.J. 2 (1) 0-0 7, Jevon 1 (2) 0- 0 8, Kenny 1 0-0 2, Dominic 1 1-2 3, Chance 1 0-0 -2, Caleb 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 (4) 3-5 37

Ten Sleep 15 21 8 14 -59

Dubois 16 12 11 26 - 66

Ten Sleep - Rice (1) 6-6 9, Crawford 2 0-0 4, Thurston 1 (3) 1-2 12, Fox 1 (1) 0-1 5, Taylor 14 1-4 29. Totals 18 (5) 8-8-12 59

Dubois - Mock 7 (1) 6-11 21, Beavers 8 (3) 3-6 28, Eulberg 5 (1) 0-6 13, Johnson 3 0-2 6. Totals 21 (5) 9-25