Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Little Big Horn College’s Beau Venne dribbles down court during the LBHC Veteran’s Classic Friday. Venne contributed 9 points for the Rams, assisting in the 3-point victory over Stone Child College at 108 to 105.

LBHC Rams compete in season’s first home games

Over the weekend, the Little Big Horn College Rams basketball teams competed in this season’s first home game debut at the annual LBHC Veteran’s Classic. They began their season on Oct. 28 and have since competed in four games.

Competing in the Veteran’s Classic included men and women teams from Stone Child College in Box Elder and United Tribes Technical College from Bismarck, N.D.

Conference play for the LBHC Rams begins Jan. 13 against Central Wyoming College. The Rams’ first Region IX conference home game is scheduled for Jan. 18 against Northwest College.

LBHC vs. Stone Child College

The Rams’ first game of the Veteran’s Classic on Friday was a clash with Stone Child College. When games ended, the Rams’ mens team finished victorious, taking a close win, while the Lady Rams were unable to defeat Stone Child, finishing the game with a 24-point deficit.

Lady Rams finished Friday’s match with 63 points to their opponent’s 87. Leading the Lady Rams was Jael Birdinground with 16 points. Following Birdinground was Evanna Wallace scoring 12 and Alyssa Lamere with 11. Challenging the Rams’ defense was Stone Child’s Chanel Standing Rock, who scored the weekend-high personal score of 37.

In men’s action, LBHC took their sole win for the weekend against Stone Child College, outscoring their opponents by three points at 108 to 105, while also outnumbered in team size by two players.

Point leader for the Rams was Oliver Wallace, scoring 36. Following Wallace was Davean Yazzie with 31 and Clarence Little Wolf with 17. Leading Stone Child, challenging the Rams’ defense, was Chris Brown with 25 points – the third highest score of the match.

LBHC vs. United Tribes

On Saturday, the LBHC Rams competed in games against teams from North Dakota’s United Tribes Technical College.  In the wake of competition, both Rams teams found themselves at the low-end of the scoreboard.

In women’s play, the Rams finished the game 11 points behind their opponents ending with a score of 63 to 74.

Leading the Lady Rams was Tyrah Gopher, scoring 14 overall. Following Gopher was Jael Birdinground, Evanna Wallace and Janteesa Fisher, all scoring 12 points. Top challenger to the Lady Rams’ defense was Ashlynn Sandland, scoring 15 points.

In men’s competition, the Rams took a 25-point loss against United Tribes at 108 to 133. Although a significant loss, the Rams’ Beau Venne finished the game with the day’s top personal score, bringing in 29 points. Following Venne was Davean Yazzie with 28 and Oliver Wallace with 27.

The Rams’ next home game is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 23 against Williston State College.