By Josh Hall
Herald Sports Editor
Here is a rundown of all the local sporting events that took place on Friday.
Evanston 52, Natrona 40
The No. 2-ranked Red Devils improved to 11-3 and 3-0 in the 4A West on Friday after claiming a 52-40 win against Natrona in a Class 4A matchup.
Braxton Hiatt scored 23 points and Chase Critchfield added 16.
Natrona fell to 2-11 overall and 0-2 in the 4A West.
The Red Devils led 14-4 after the first quarter, 24-15 at the half and took a 37-27 advantage entering the final period.
Evanston will host Kelly Walsh at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Riverton 68, Lyman 34
LYMAN -- No. 2 Riverton jumped out to an early lead and never looked back to claim a 68-34 win against Lyman on Friday in a Class 3A West matchup.
Alex Turner scored 11 points and Ben Neiderer had 9 to lead the Eagles (1-13, 0-4 3A West). Riverton improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Lyman will host Lander tomorrow.
Lander 60, Mountain View 50
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Mountain View fell to 5-7 overall and 2-2 in the 3A West after suffering a 60-50 loss to Lander on Friday in a 3A West contest. Lander improved to 8-7 overall and 1-1 in conference play. Mountain View will host Riverton tomorrow.
Braeden Walk scored 19 points, Briggin Bluemel added 13 and Brandon Vitt added nine to lead the Buffalos.
Lander held a 52-49 lead with 1:05 to play, before converting on two three-point plays in the final minute. Lander extended the lead even further following a technical foul.
Jason Stoddard did not play due to injury.
Rich 53, Tabiona 42
TABIONA -- No. 1 Rich claimed a 53-42 win against Tabiona on Friday in a Class 1A, Region 22 game. The Rebels are now 11-4 overall and 4-0 in Region 22.
Tabional fell to 11-5 and 3-2 in Region 22 play.
Nick Jarmon scored 17 points and Dakota Young finished with 13 to lead the Rebels, who host Mount Vernon at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
Evanston 48, Natrona 35
EVANSTON – The Evanston Lady Red Devils claimed a 48-35 win against Natrona on Friday in a Class 4A West matchup in Evanston.
The Lady Red Devils, ranked second in 4A, improved to 11-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
Hailey Barker led Evanston with 13 points. Emmery Wagstaff faced a box-and-one defense throughout the contest, but still finished with 11 points for the Lady Red Devils.
Evanston led 10-8 after the first quarter, 20-15 at halftime, and took a 34-26 advantage into the final period.
The Lady Red Devils will host Riverton at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Natrona fell to 6-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
Lyman 52, Riverton 45
LYMAN -- McKinley Bradshaw poured in 30 points on Friday night to lead the Lady Eagles to a 52-45 win against Riverton in a 3A West matchup.
Bradshaw did not play the final three minutes. McKailey Bradshaw added nine points to help lead the Lady Eagles, who are ranked second in the state.
The Lady Eagles were 16 of 18 from the free-throw line in the final quarter. McKinley Bradshaw was 8 of 8 from the line in the period and Cedar Eyre was 6 of 6 from the charity stripe in the final eight minutes of the game.
No. 2 Lyman is now 13-0 overall and 4-0 in the 3A West. The Lady Eagles will host Lander tomorrow.
Riverton fell to 1-13 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
Mountain View 51, Lander 44
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- The Mountain View High School girls' basketball team hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to claim a 51-44 win against Lander on Friday in a Class 3A West matchup.
The Lady Buffalos scored 22 points in the final period. They hit 14 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Lyndee Hereford scored 16 points and Baylee Tims added 14. The Lady Buffalos are now 8-4 overall and in the 2-1 3A West. They host Riverton tomorrow.
Tabiona 58, Rich 54
TABIONA -- The Rich girls' basketball team suffered a 58-54 loss to Tabiona on Friday.
Kierra Groll scored a team-high 18 points. Lauren Thompson added nine while Amber Smith and McKina Stacey both scored eight.
The Lady Rebels are now 9-8 overall and 2-1 in Region 22. Tabiona improved to 9-6 and 3-0 in Region 22.
LYMAN WINS SWIM MEET
PINEDALDE -- The Lyman High School boys' swimming team earned a first-place finish at the Sublette Pre-Invite on Friday night.
The Eagles finished with 250 points. Stone Olguin won the 50- yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. Carson Walker was also victorious in the 500-yard freestyle.
Lyman's 200-yard medley relay team of Cooper Haycock, Kyler Legault, Wynn Officer and Olguin won with a time of 1:53.66.
The Eagles' 400-yard freestyle relay team of Haycock, Olguin, Walker and Hansen Bradshaw won with a time of 3:37.55.
Evanston finished third with 209 points.
The Red Devils were led by a first-place finish by Colter Camphouse in the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.55) and a second-place finish by Caleb Richins in the 200 IM (2:22.71).
1. Lyman 250
2. Sublette County 241.5
3. Evanston 209
4. Buffalo 203
5. Kemmerer 177.5.
RON THON MEMORIAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
RIVERTON – The Evanston High School boys’ wrestling team is in 16th place with 48.5 points on Friday, the first day of the Ron Thon Tournament. Wrestling will start again at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
Lyman is in in a three-way tie for 27th place with 25 points. Mountain View is 30th with 16.5 points.
Saige Synan, the No. 1-ranked wrestler at 152 pounds in 4A, will compete in the finals tomorrow. Evanston senior Blake Overy will also compete in the finals tomorrow in the 220-pound division.
Dryden Menck, a senior from Lyman, will compete in the finals tomorrow in the 195-pound division. Menck is a two-time state champion and is ranked No. 1 in his weight class in 3A.