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Wind River boys absorb two losses
Ryan Weliever drove the baseline for Wind River against Kemmerer's Braydon Somson. Photo by Randy Tucker

Wind River boys absorb two losses

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer

The Cougars will most likely travel to Shoshoni for an opening round regional "pigtail" game a week from Monday.

It was a tough weekend for the Wind River boys in Class 2-A Southwest action at home. On Friday the Cougars led early but fell behind in the second and lost their second game of the season to the Kemmerer Rangers 50-39. Big Piney secured the second -place seed in the Southwest with an 81-58 win over the Cougars on Saturday.

The pair of losses leaves the Cougars with a single conference win and a final home game against league champion Wyoming Indian this Friday.

The Cougars will most likely travel to Shoshoni for an opening round regional "pigtail" game a week from Monday.

When you live by the three, you can die by the 3-point shot as well. The Cougars have played well when they've shot well from the perimeter, but that didn't happen Friday. They hit a combined one of 10 from beyond the arc in the opening half and didn't fare much better in the second, hitting just two 3-pointers on the game.

Kemmerer took advantage of a sizable height difference, taking the ball inside repeatedly against the smaller Wind River defenders.

A high point in the game was the return of senior post Ryan Weliever after a three-week absence due to a severely sprained ankle. Weliever gave the Cougars a presence in the post, and his return just two weeks before the regional tournament is a boost to the squad.

Outside shots were hard to come by for the freshman-laden squad, but Caleb C'Bearing tallied 21 points on quick drives and jump shots. C'Bearing couldn't find the range from well beyond the arc, missing five long-range attempts in the opening half and talking only two shots from 3-point range in the second.

Kemmerer guard Kodi Kaskoli tallied 16 points, and center Tre Deeter hit a dozen.

WIND RIVER 9 8 8 14 - 39

KEMMERER 8 13 16 13 -- 50

Wind River - Caleb C'Bearing 9 3-4 21, Clayton Reinick 1-3 1, Ryan Weliever 1 1-5 3, Bryce Hankins 1 2-2 4, Delshai Roanhorse 1 (1) 0-0 5, Cory Cress (1) 0-2 3, Dakota Snyder 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 (2) 7-16 39.

Kemmerer - Kyle Corbridge 2 2-4 6, Trevor Simpson 1 0-0 2, Bob Webster 1 1-2 3, Austin King 3 0-2 6, Cody Kaskoli 8 0-0 16, Tre Deeter 6 0-1 12, Braydon Somson 2 1-2 5. Totals 23 4-11 50.

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