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Wyoming Indian's Alvin Spoonhunter sailed above Kason Cutter of Greybull Saturday afternoon at Ethete.

Soundingsides on fire in two WIHS basketball victories

Feb 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Sports Writer

The Class 2-A West regional will live up to its illustrious history when the opening tip takes place two weeks from Thursday in Riverton.

The West got a bit more interesting this weekend with Lovell falling to Greybull 60-58 Friday night. The Chiefs blew out Riverside 99-54 on the road Friday, then outgunned Greybull at Ethete Saturday 82-63 in non-league action against the two teams from the Northwest.

The Chiefs rode firmly on the hot hand of senior guard John Soundingsides, who rained in 40 points on Friday and topped it with 42 at home on Saturday. Soundingsides tallied 30 points in the opening half on both outings this weekend.

Saturday, the Chiefs stunned the Buffs with a 10-1 opening run, but Greybull recovered to regain the lead o a 13-3 run of its own in the final three minutes of the first. The Buffs led by one at the first break.

The game was tied at 22, 24 and 27 in the midst of a blazing display of long range shooting by Soundingsides. The senior hit five consecutive 3-pointers in the second period with the final one raining in from over 30 feet away with 17 seconds left in the half.

Greybull closed to nine late in the third, and a Frazier 3-pointer with 5:58 left in the contest closed the gap to seven but the Chiefs rallied on a trey by Wilson Clifford and a more traditional three-point play, with Soundingsides hitting three straight from the line after being knocked down on a trey attempt.

The Chiefs host Big Piney and Kemmerer in conference action next weekend.

WIHS 26 29 31 13 -- 99

RIHS 11 12 15 16 -- 54

Wyoming Indian -- Shane Willow 2 2-2 6, Tyler Penetac 1 1-2 3, Charlie O'Neal 0-2 0, Levi Redman 1 0-0 2, Tristan Gardner 1 1-1 3, Joey Aragon 3 (5) 0-0 21, Joseph Howell 2 0-2 4, Ron Mitchell 2-2 2, Alvin Spoonhunter 3 (3) 0-0 15, John Soundingsides 6 (9) 1-2 40, Trevor Williamson 1 1-2 3.Totals 18 (17) 10-13 99

Riverside -- Getzfried 2 7-8 9, Anderson 1 1-2 3, Herman 1 9-10 11, Mercer 1-2 1, Miller 2 0-0 4, Williamson 1 1-2 3, Wood 6 7-8 19, Deniz 1-2, R. Deniz 1 1-2 3. Totals 13 28-36 54

WIHS 15 28 18 21 -- 82

GHS 16 18 15 14 -- 63

Wyoming Indian - Aragon 4 0-0 8, Wilson Clifford 1 (1) 2-2 7, Howell 1 0-0 2, Mitchell 2 1-1 5, Greg Longtimesleeping 1 2-2 4, Spoonhunter 3 (2) 0-0 12, Soundingsides 8 (7) 5-5 42, Williamson 1 0-0 2; Totals 21 (10) 10-15 82

Greybull -- Frazier 3 (3) 3-6 18, DeCabooter 1 0-0 2, Good (1) 0-0 3, Clutter 5 (2) 1-2 17, Sylvester 2 0-0 4, Stewart 2-4 2, Getzfried 3 1-2 7, Goton 2-2 2, Shoemacher 1 0-0 2; Totals 18 (6) 9-14 63

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