YODER – The Southeast High School girls’ basketball team split weekend matchups with Moorcroft and Glenrock.
The Lady Cyclones fell at home 55-40 to the Moorcroft Wolves on Thursday evening but rebounded for a 32-19 road win over the Glenrock Herders on Saturday afternoon.
On Thursday, the Lady Cyclones led much of the first half.
Southeast freshman Kealy Carson drained a 3-pointer to give her team an early lead, and by the middle part of the second quarter, freshman Brenna Herring pushed the team’s lead to 22-13, capping off a 10-0 Lady Cyclone run.
That’s when the momentum shifted.
With 4:02 left in the half, the Lady Wolves quickly swung the momentum back in their favor with a 3-pointer.
“They are a good team, and every one of them can shoot and shoot well,” Southeast coach Jennifer Scheer said. “They proved it. There is no shame in getting beat to a team like that. It’ll give us some things to work on.”
The trey was the start of a 13-0 Moorcroft run as they pulled away for the 15-point victory.
“We didn’t match up tremendously well with this team,” Scheer said. “That’s a smaller, quicker team who plays a spread offense. We know what we need to take care of now.”
The freshman trio of Carson, Herring and Sydney Anderson led the Lady Cyclones in scoring. Herring led the trio with 14, while Carson had 11. Anderson tossed in seven.
“You have to hand it to those kids,” Scheer said. “They are only 14 years old out here playing varsity basketball, playing meaningful basketball and playing it well.”
Two days later, the Lady Cyclones returned to the hardwood on the road with a 13-point victory over Glenrock.
Southeast had big second and fourth quarters to pull away for the win.
The Lady Cyclones trailed 8-5 after one, but an 11-point second quarter gave Southeast a 16-11 lead at the half.
Only four combined points were scored in the third quarter between the teams, before the Lady Cyclones outscored Glenrock 14-6 over the final eight minutes.
Carson and sophomore Grace Desmond led the Lady Cyclones with nine points each, while Anderson added six.
Southeast (11-5 overall and 2-1 2A Southeast Quad) travels to Lingle on Thursday for a 6 p.m. contest against the Lingle-Fort Laramie Lady Doggers (8-7).