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Shoshoni boys drop two games on road

Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer

The Shoshoni Wranglers stand 0-4 in conference play after a pair of weekend losses at Kemmerer and Big Piney.

Shoshoni fell 53-50 Friday in overtime to Kemmerer in a game that was tight from start to finish.

Nothing went right for the Wranglers on Saturday afternoon, as they scored just 26 points in a 46-26 loss to Big Piney.

Shoshoni has completed the first trip through the five-team Class 2-A Southwest and now hosts conference opponents in three of its final four league games.

The Wrangler defense was great in the opening half at Kemmerer, holding the Rangers to just 15 points by intermission. Shoshoni's offense didn't generate much more, but the Wranglers did have the range from the perimeter hitting four 3-pointers on the night.

Josh Thoren paced the Shoshoni effort with 15 but fouled out midway through the overtime period, and the Wranglers lost their presence in the paint.

Free-throw shooting was a key in the contest, with Shoshoni outscoring Kemmerer by four from the floor but sending the Rangers to the line 28 times. They hit 17.

Brace Pingetzer and Lawry Johnson each added 13.

Saturday's game was ugly early and stayed that way. The wheels came off the Wranglers steady pace of improvement in recent games. Shoshoni didn't score in the final period and only hit four points in the second quarter.

Only four Wranglers scored, paced by Pingetzer's dozen.

Shoshoni hits the road again this weekend as part of five straight away games. The Wranglers play Rocky Mountain at Cowley, then return to Big Horn County on Saturday to face top-ranked Burlington for the third time this season.

They don't return home for two weeks when they host Fremont County rival Wind River.

KEMMERER 7 8 15 12 11 -- 53

SHOSHONI 10 7 11 14 8 -- 50

Kemmerer - Kyle Corbridge 1 5-6 7, Trevor Simpson 3 (1) 4-4 13, Austin King 2 1-4 5, Cody Kaskol 2 2-2 6, Tre Dexter 3 (1) 5-10 14, Braydon Surision 4 0-2 8. Totals 15 (2) 17-28 53

Shoshoni -- Triston Parrish 1 (1) 1-2 6, Mason Steffen 0-1 0, Josh Thoren 5 5-7 15, Brace Pingetzer 4 (1) 2-3 13, Lawry Johnson 3 (2) 1-2 13, Jayden Haslam 1 1-2 3. Totals 14 (4) 10-17 50

BIG PINEY 12 10 13 11 -- 46

SHOSHONI 9 4 13 0 -- 26

Big Piney -- Michael Howard 1 0-0 2, Jordan Smith 2 (1) 1-2 8, Jordan Banks (2) 2-3 8, Alan Stoubridge 1 1-2 3, Nathan Jones 8 5-11 21, William Sabale 2-2. Totals 13 (3) 11-27 46

Shoshoni -- Parrish 1 (1) 0-0 5, Thoren 3 2-3 8, Pingetzer 3 (2) 0-0 12, Haslam 1-2 1. Totals 7 (3) 3-5 26

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