St. Stephen's wins pair of weekend road games

Feb 15, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

Xavier Hubbard scored 17 and 12 points, respectively, in victories over Normative Services and Ten Sleep.

It was a layup drill for the St. Stephen's boys in Sheridan on Friday against Normative Services.

The Eagle boys rolled over the Wolves 90-41 and went on to a 57-44 win at Ten Sleep on Saturday.

Vincent Brown led the transition attack with a dozen two-point baskets en route to a game-high 24 points. Xavier Hubbard ran the floor well for 17 points and Nano Spoonhunter tallied 18 including six-of-seven shooting from the free-throw line. Kale Ferris rounded out double figure scoring with 11 points.

On Saturday, a tired Eagles team took the floor at Ten Sleep and jumped to a 14-4 lead after one period, eventually building the lead to 20 points in the final minutes before a late Ten Sleep rally closed the gap.

Spoonhunter and Antonio Divers paced the Eagles with 14 each.Hubbard scored a dozen and Brown added 11.

It's a huge weekend for the Eagles hosting Burlington on Friday and traveling to Meeteetse for the final regular season game on Saturday.

St. Stephen's will finish second or third in the conference depending on the outcome of this weekend's games.

"It would be a great win for us if we could take care of Burlington at home," St. Stephen's head coach Ricky Blackburn said.

Normative Services16 9 12 4 - 41

St. Stephen's -25 27 26 12 - 90

Normative Services - Karson 4 (1) 1-4 12, Tijay 2 (1) 0-0 7, Javon 4 (2) 2-2 16, Dominik 2 0-0 4, Chance 1 (1) 2-3 7. Totals 11 (5) 4-9 41

St. Stephen's - Xavier Hubbard 7 (1) 0-0 17, Brian Williams 1 0-0 2, Antonio Divers 5 1-4 11, Kale Ferris 4 (1) 0-0 11, Vincent Brown 12 0-0 24, Nano Spoonhunter 6 6-7 18, Isaih Divers 1 1-2 3, Ward Hunter 1 1-2 3, Dustin Big Medicine (1) 0-0 3. Totals 34 (3) 7-15 90

Ten Sleep 4 13 6 21 - 44

St. Stephen's - 14 15 15 13 - 57

Ten Sleep - Rice 3 (1) 0-2 9, Crawford 1-6 1, Thurston 5 (1) 0-0 13, Tharp 1 0-0 2, Fettig 2 (2) 3-6 13, Taylor 5 2-6 12. Totals 13 (4) 6-18 44

St. Stephen's - Hubbard 6 0-0 12, Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Divers 5 (1) 1-1 14, Ferris 1 0-0 2, I. Divers 1 3-6 5, Brown 3 (1) 2-2 11, Spoonhunter 4 (2) 0-0 14. Totals 21 (3) 6-9 57