NC Girls; KW Boys Pick Up Wins At The Events Center
The top ranked Natrona girls and the Kelly Walsh boys picked up wins Thursday night as the Casper schools matched up at the Casper Events Center. In the girls game, it was all Natrona as the Fillies with a 73-27 win. Gabby Johnson led NC with 23 points and Kaylee Johnson added 15. The Lady Trojans had a tough time handling the Natrona pressure that led to a lot of the 36 turnovers. KW was led in scoring by Sofia Hoff, Rachel Franke and Emily Erdahl each with 6 points. The Fillies remain unbeaten in the 4A West Conference at 5-0 and 14-2 overall. The Trojans drop to 3-2 in conference play and 3-14 overall. Natrona will host Rapid City Central on Saturday, and Kelly Walsh will be at Green River next Friday night.
In the boys match up, Kelly Walsh shut down Natrona as the Trojans beat the Mustangs 47-27. It was the second straight game that the Trojans have shut down their opponents scoring. Last Saturday KW beat Riverton 37-32, holding the Wolverines some 30 points under their average. Thursday night Kelly Walsh held Natrona to 10 first half points and 17 in the second half. The Trojans opened up the game in the third quarter and kept the pressure on the Mustangs. KW was led by Beecher Strube with 15 points and Jacob Tapp with 13. The Mustangs were led by Nathan Pieper with 8 points. Kelly Walsh improves their conference record to 3-2 and 9-9 overall. The Mustangs drop to 2-3 in the conference and 6-10 overall. The Trojans are at Gillette Saturday to face the top ranked Camels, and the Mustangs are off until next Friday night when they host Evanston. The Trojans will host Green River next Friday night and will be the Prep Game of the Week on AM 1400 ESPN.