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Wyoming Indian tramples three more rivals
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Wyoming Indian tramples three more rivals; now 7-0 on season

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

The Wyoming Indian Chiefs remain untested, unchallenged and unbeaten after a weekend sweep of teams from Sheridan and Campbell counties.

The Chiefs rolled over Big Horn 95-56 on Friday, then clamped on the defensive pressure Saturday in a 63-24 win over Wright and an 81-40 blowout of Tongue River. They beat Big Horn by 39 points earlier Friday.

The Chiefs stand 6-0 on the pre-Christmas portion of their season.

Wyoming Indian is quick, tall, talented and playing basketball at a level most teams don't reach until the regional tournament.

A spark in this year's Wyoming Indian team comes in freshman Buell Robinson. Robinson plays the point and tallied 69 points this weekend in the three games including a team- and career-high 33 against Big Horn on .

Robinson was devastating off the dribble drive and equally adept at passing the ball and shooting the 3-pointer. Trevor Williamson and Robert Aragon were also in double figures with 13 and 12 points.

Big Horn is the defending Class 2-A football champion and looked the part with tall, physical players, but they were no match for Wyoming Indian's quickness and didn't match up well in the paint either against Trevor Williamson and Joseph Howell.

Howell was a defensive demon against the Rams, blocking or altering dozens of shots and dominating the defensive glass.

The Chiefs were dominant through their entire bench, with 11 players scoring in the rout.

Wyoming Indian's scoring pace slowed on Saturday, but the margin of victory was just as impressive. Against Wright, Robinson and Williamson played their offensive roles from the inside and outside with 15 and 10 points, respectively, with the rest of the Wyoming Indian team scoring in very balanced fashion with four to seven points.

The last game of the tournament saw the Chiefs dominate Tongue River from the opening tip with an impressive 22 points in the first period.

Scoring that many points would be a highlight for many teams but most teams don't have the Chiefs scoring potential or quickness, and the first period just proved to be a warmup for a 31-point blowout of the Eagles in the second.

Robinson again led in scoring with 21. Howell used his quickness and left-handed shot effectively to add 18. Wilson Clifford chimed in with 16 on drives, short jumpers and three 3-pointers.

WYOMING INDIAN 24 20 23 28 - 95

BIG HORN 10 13 23 11 - 56

Wyoming Indian -- Noah Valdez (2) 0-0 6, Jared Mosqueda 1 0-0 2, Derek Aragon 1 0-0 2, Cory Lame Bear 1 0-0 2, Wilson Clifford 2 3-4 7, Joseph Howell 3 3-5 9, Tristan Gardner 1 (1) 0-0 5, Keegan Her Many Horses 2 0-0 4, Buell Robinson 9 (4) 3-3 33, Robert Aragon 6 0-1 12, Trevor Williamson 6 1-3 13. Totals 31 (7) 11-17 95

Big Horn - Lube 2 1-2 5, Kite 1 (1) 2-2 7, Sturza (1) 1-2 4, Carzolia 5 0-1 11, Novak 0-4 0, Bates 0-2 0, McCafferty 3 (3) 2-3 17, Ibach 2 (1) 1-2 8, N. McCafferty 1 0-0 2, Quinn 0-2 0; Totals 15 (6) 8-21 56

WYOMING INDIAN 23 18 14 8 W22; 63

WRIGHT 9 2 7 6 - 24

Wyoming Indian - Lame Bear 2 0-0 4, Valdez 2 (1) 0-1 7, Mosqueda 2 (1) 0-1 7, Kane Big Lake 2 0-0 4, Clifford (1) 0-0 3, Gardner 2 (1) 0-0 7, Robinson 1 (4) 1-2 15, Aragon 1-2 1, Williamson 5 0-10, Totals 20 (7) 2-5 63

Wright - Daniel Mangana 1 0-0 2, Stormy Roy 0-2 0, Wylee Knudsen 1 0-0 2, Taylor Worman 6 1-4 13, Ronnie Salas 1 2-2 4, Logan Wilson 3-4 3; Totals 9 6-12 24

WYOMING INDIAN 22 31 21 7 - 81

TONGUE RIVER 10 11 11 8 W22;40

Wyoming Indian -- Valdez 2 1-2 5, Mosqueda 1 0-0 2, O'Neal 1 1-2 3, Clifford 3 (3) 1-1 16, Howell 9 0-2 18, Gardner 1 (1) 3-3 8, Robinson 7 (2) 1-2 21, Aragon 1 0-0 2, Williamson 3 0-0 6; Totals 28 (6) 7-12 81

Tongue River - Wyatt 2 1-1 5, Chase 1 1-2 3, Austen 1 1-2 3, Matty 3 (3) 0-0 15, Lane 5 0-2 10, Jamis 2 0-0 4; Totals 13 (4) 2-5 40

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