Fourth-ranked Rawlins used a fast start and timely baskets and free throws in the final quarter to knock off top-ranked Worland, 83-78, last Saturday.

The Outlaws made 11 shots in the first quarter and got 11 points from Eli Kern. Rawlins led 27-17 at the end of the frame. It was the first time all season that the Warriors trailed at the end of a quarter.

No. 1 Worland responded and doubled up Rawlins in the second, 26-13. That allowed the Warriors to take a 43-40 lead at halftime.

The offense continued in the third, as the Outlaws got 11 points from Mitchell Allard and found themselves tied with Worland, 63-63, as the game entered the final period.

Rawlins got a key triple from Colton Ice and three baskets from Lorenzo Johanson to regain the lead. The Outlaws made enough free throws and got key defensive stops, which thwarted any comeback attempt by the Warriors.

Kern finished with 21 points, while Allard added 18 in the victory. The duo helped Rawlins improve to 7-3 on the season. WyoPreps spoke to the two players after the victory.

Mack Page scored 21 points and Rudy Sanford added 19 for Worland in their first loss of the season. The Warriors are 11-1.

The two will rematch in a non-conference game at Worland on Feb. 27.

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