The #18 ranked Sheridan College Generals went on the road this week for the first time in 2019, as they took on Eastern Wyoming College and Northeastern Junior College. The game against the EWC Lancers marked the first game for the Generals in 30 days, making it the longest Christmas Break Sheridan College has had under Coach Matt Hammer. Not only was the game against EWC the first of 2019 for the Generals, it was also their first Region IX North league game.
Coming off such a long break, you could almost be certain it would take the Generals time to get back to their winning ways. Eastern Wyoming did a great job at slowing the pace of the game by holding the Generals to 81 points on the night, their lowest total of the season. However, the Generals were able to make some big defensive stops late in the game to secure the 14th win of the season for Sheridan. Camron Reece had a big game for the Generals, scoring 13 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. AJ Bramah and Adham Eleeda paced the Generals with 16 points. On a night where the Generals were held to their lowest point total of the season, all five starters were able to score in double figures with Josh Bagley and Sean Sutherlin chipping in 13 and 10 points respectively.
The Generals headed south on Thursday to play a make-up game with Northeastern JC in Sterling, CO. The Plainsmen had a similar strategy as EWC as they tried to slow the tempo down, and slow the tempo down they did. NJC held Sheridan College to 28 points in the first half, and went into halftime leading the Generals 33-28. Sheridan College was 2-11 from 3FG in the first half, and had close to 10 turnovers. The second half was a different story as Sheridan College was able to speed up the game and outscore NJC 44-26. AJ Bramah led teh Generals with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Adham Eleeda also chipped in 17 points and had 7 rebounds of his own. Camron Reece had some monster dunks late in the 2nd half to seal the win, as he also finished with 12 points.
The #18 ranked Sheridan College Generals will host Western Wyoming Community College on Saturday at 4pm.