SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.--The Gillette College Pronghorns (7-2) had no problem with the Sugar Valley Shooters on Friday afternoon. The final was 122-77. Saturday's game was one that molds a team. A 127-114, 2-OT win against host Western Nebraska Community College.
Friday's contest against the Sugar Valley Shooters, an all-star team, was never in doubt for Gillette College. They led the entire game and at one point, had a 15-2 run against the Shooters. Six Pronghorns were in double figures with Muhammad Ahmed leading the squad with 24 points in the contest.
Gillette College had 61 rebounds in the game-39 on defense-compared to the Shooters' 35 boards. The Pronghorns shot 54.3 percent from the floor, keeping Sugar Valley to 36 percent. The Pronghorns also made 61.9 percent of their free throws in the game.
Renard Suggs was able to make a make beyond the arc again, sinking five triples in the game off eight attempts.
In Saturday's match against Western Nebraska Community College, there were 10 lead changes and 11 ties in the game. Sophomore Dwight Anderson had 42 points-18 of them from the line- followed by Renard Suggs 26 points. Renard's brother Rickey had 14 boards, with 13 of them on defense.
Gillette College only made 26.7 percent of its shots from the floor in the first half. It was able to make 12 of 17 shots from the charity stripe, but trailed 52-39 at halftime.
In the second half, Gillette College started to heat up. The squad made 43.6 percents of its field shots, going 17 for 39, while making another 12 points from the line. Gillette College came from behind to score 50 points and send it to overtime with a score of 89-89 after regulation.
Both Gillette College and Western Nebraska scored 14 points in the first overtime to send it to a second at 103-103. The Pronghorns outscored Western Nebraska, 24-11 in the second overtime to get the 127-114 road win.
In the overtime periods Western Nebraska's shots from the floor went cold. Only making six of 20 field goals. Gillette College Only had 12 attempts from the floor, but made nine of them. The Pronghorns also stayed strong from the free throw line, going 17 for 19 at 89.5 percent.
Gillette College will host the M & M Oilfield Services Thanksgiving Classic on Friday and Saturday at the South Campus. The Pronghorns will play Rocky Mountain College's JV team at 7:30pm on Friday and the Colorado Kings, an all-star team, at 5pm on Saturday.
Pronghorn Scoring Summary
Against Sugar Valley
Against Western Nebraska