Sundance Boys Basketball Wrap [VIDEO]
The Sundance boys basketball team entered the 2A east regional as a #1 seed but exited as a #4 seed for the state tournament after going 1-2. That was a surprising outcome but to their credit, the Bulldogs regained their traction at the state tourney and beat the #1 seed from the West, Rocky Mountain in the opening round 57-46. Sundance scorched Rocky 25-14 in the 4th quarter to win that one as Kye Taylor had 16 and Lane Gill chipped in 15.
In the semi-final round, Sundance had to find everything they could muster to edge Southeast 46-44 in double overtime. By the way, Southeast beat Sundance by 32 at the regional tournament so that was quite a turnaround from Bulldog's point of view. In fact, Sundance was down 14-3 after one-quarter of play in this semi-final round game but outscored the Cyclones in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters, plus the 2nd overtime. This time is was Gunner McLaughlin leading the charge with 15 points and Kye Taylor had 11.
in the 2A state championship, Sundance took on defending champion Wyoming Indian. This was another overtime game despite the fact that the Bulldogs shot 25% from the field in the first half. Wyoming Indian prevailed in this contest 54-49, outscoring the Bulldogs 10-5 in the extra session. Landon Martin was the only Sundance player in double figures with 16 as they wrapped up the season 22-6.
Kye Taylor was an all-state selection as he averaged 11 points a game. Lance Gill, Landon Martin, and Gunner McLaughlin made all-conference but out of those 4, only Taylor was a senior in the 2019-2020 season. The Bulldogs figure to be tough next season, that's for sure.