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One easy win, one tough one for Wyoming Indian boys on weekend

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

Wyoming Indian's boys pitched a shutout in the opening period Friday night at Ethete, limiting Riverside to just two missed free throws in the opening eight minutes. The Chiefs went on to top the Rebels 67-25.

The Chiefs traveled to Big Horn County on Saturday and survived a 48-47 dogfight with Greybull.

Wyoming Indian can lock the Class 2-A top seed next weekend with a sweep of Kemmerer and Big Piney. Both games are at Ethete.

The Chiefs opened the game Friday leading by 13 on drives by Wilson Clifford, a basket from Joseph Howell, and five points from Alvin Spoonhunter. He hit the game's first 3-pointer.

Riverside's offense boiled down to a pair of missed free throws by Clint Getzfried.

The Chiefs rolled in the second, with five players fueling a 26-point quarter. Riverside finally lit up the visitor's side of the scoreboard but still only tallied a pair of baskets and a free throw, just five points in the opening half.

With the mercy rule nearly in effect in the second period, Wyoming Indian head coach Craig Ferris played his entire squad heavily in the contest.

In all, 10 of the 12 players suited for the game scored.

Spoonhunter paced the Chiefs with 18 while Clifford tallied 10.

WYOMING INDIAN 13 26 15 12 67

RIVERSIDE 0 5 13 7 25

Wyoming Indian Tyler Penetac 1 (1) 3-4 8, Noah Valdez 2 0-0 4, Keegan Her Many Horses 1-2 1, Jared Mosqueda 1 0-0 2, Tristan Gardner 1 (2) 0-0 8, Wilson Clifford 5 0-0 10, Joseph Howell 2 0-0 4, Alvin Spoonhunter 3 (4) 18, Trevor Williamson 3 0-0 6, Robert Aragon 3 0-0 6. Totals 21 (7) 4-6 67

Riverside Getzfried 5 2-4 12, McKim 1 (1) 2-2 7, Vigil 2-4 2, Kuch 1 0-0 2, Schwede 1 0-0 2. Totals 8 (1) 6-10 25

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