Cowboys fall to Rocky Boy, crush Cut Bank at home

FOUR TO ONE  —   Cowboy senior Devin VandenBos goes up in the paint, and despite having a Wolf defender reach over his back and another poke him in the eye, he still got the roll off the rim for two of his six markers in the second period, on his way to a 14 point night. The Cowboys came on to crush the Wolves, 60-24.  I-O Photo by Buck Traxler



Tuesday the Cowboys hosted Rocky Boy in a makeup game that had earlier been snowed out.

Conrad fell behind early, 17-12 and never could come back in suffering a 63-52 to the top ranked 1B Conference team.

Sophomore Shane Larson led all scorers, crashing the boards with 21 points. Senior Austin Zomer bounced in 18 markers off the glass.

Others to score were Camron Janzen with six points, Devin VandenBos five and Terence Kleinsasser two.

Conrad scored on 21 shots from the field and was 9-16 at the line.

Rocky Boy hit on 24 shots from the floor and was 12-21 from the line.

Thursday the Cowboys rode into Heart Butte and came home with a 49-43 win.

The team broke open a close game with the Warriors in the third period, tied at 19-all, when they went on a 17-10 run and then held on in the final frame to take the win.

Janzen with a pair of trey shots, pumped home 12 points and along with Larson were high pointers for the team.

Zomer scored nine points, VandenBos eight, Clark Judisch four, while Kyle Murack and Kleinsasser each had a hoop.

For the Warriors, Wyatt Skunkcap dented the backboard for 22 points.

Jared Bullshoe added nine more, Jacey Aimsback and Eljay Young Running Crane both scored four times, Tyler Still Smoking and Eric Denney each had a hoop.

Conrad scored on 20 shots from the floor and was 7-19 at the line. The Warriors scored on 19 shots from the field and were 4-12 from the line.

Saturday on the home court, the home boys blew by the visiting Cut Bank Wolves, 60-24.

A low scoring first period saw the home boys up 8-2 and in the second frame a smothering defense held the Wolves to one point, that coming from the charity stripe. Conrad led 22-3 at the break and was just getting warming up.

Over the second half, led a 16 points from Zomer, Conrad outscored the Wolves 38-21 for the win. The Wolves could not find a way to stop him from scoring, it was just too easy.

Zomer lit up the score board with 22 points. VandenBos was in double figures with 14 markers, Janzen pumped home seven, Larson five, Kleinsasser four, Tyler Padilla the same, while Tristen Diedrich and Brett Peters each had a hoop. Conrad homed in on 24 shots from the floor and was 11-20 from the line. Cut Bank hit on only six shots from the field and was 11-17 at the line.

The Cowboys moved their record to 4-4 in conference play, 5-2 in non-conference play and 6-7 overall. Cut Bank saw their record go to 2-6, 0-6, 2-12 respectively.

The team has three more road games and then hosts Havre on Feb. 8 which will be Senior Night.