Top-ranked Encampment shook off a tough loss the day before and defeated No. 2 Farson-Eden, 51-45, last Saturday.

Behind 25 points from senior Dalton Peterson, who was face-guarded the whole game, and double-teamed at other times in the game, the Tigers held off the Pronghorns. Senior Kelton Koehn and junior Koye Gilbert added 10 points apiece.

After the game, WyoPreps’ David Settle caught up with Koehn and Peterson to chat about the victory.

Neither team did much early on, as the game was tied, at 6-6, after the first quarter.

The second quarter saw Encampment play off of Peterson. Koehn and Gilbert combined for eight points, and Farson-Eden got into foul trouble. That sent Peterson to the foul line, where he capitalized for the first time in the game. The Tigers outscored the Pronghorns 16-6 in the period and led 22-12 at halftime.

Second-ranked Farson-Eden mounted a comeback in the third quarter behind seniors Parker Clawson and Carson Jones. The duo combined for 14 points, which helped the Pronghorns tie the game at 30-30 at the end of the third quarter.

Gilbert and Peterson hit big three’s early in the final frame, as Encampment regained the lead. Then, Peterson sealed it down the stretch. He was 10-10 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. His late steal and layup clinched the Tigers’ victory. Peterson scored 15 of his 25 in the last period.

Encampment kept their No. 1 ranking in the newest edition of the WyoPreps Coaches and Media Poll. Meanwhile, Farson-Eden slid one spot to third. The rematch is scheduled for Feb. 12 in Farson.

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