Guernsey-Sunrise Boys Basketball Wrap [VIDEO]
For the first time in 7 years, the Guernsey-Sunrise boy's basketball team earned a spot at the state tournament and they had to scratch and claw their way to Casper. At the 1A East regional tournament, the Vikings defeated HEM to book their ticket to state and finished 1-2 at regionals with losses to Southeast and Kaycee. The Vikings earned the 4th seed heading into the state tourney.
In the quarterfinal round in Casper, Guernsey-Sunrise met a very good Saratoga team and lost 68-33. The Vikings shot just 22% from the field in the contest and got 11 points from Brock Hohnholt and 10 from Brian McCoid. G-S was outrebounded in that game 56-34.
In the consolation round, the Vikings drew Farson-Eden and Guernsey lost again 77-40 so they concluded the season with a record of 12-9. Hohnholt had a dozen points in the final game of the season and Justin Malcolm led the way with 14 points. The Vikings shot much better from the field at a 42% clip but were just 13-30 from the free-throw line.
Hohnholt and Malcolm were named all-conference and averaged 15 and 10 points a game respectively. But those two guys were the only seniors on the team and are expected to have just two seniors next year.
The program has made some progress with its first winning season since 2015. The Vikings won just 5 games from the 2016 season through the 2018 season, so it appears they have turned the corner. We do have a short video to share with you from the state tournament, so take a look!
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