Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports WriterThe 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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