Gardiner rolls over Sheridan, Lone Peak

Neil Patrick Healy
It was business as usual for Gardiner boys basketball, with the Bruins rolling over the Sheridan Panthers, 82-30, on Friday and the Lone Peak Big Horns, 98-74, on Saturday. 
The Bruins had a comfortable lead in the early stages against the Panthers, taking a 36-16 lead into half time, but the lead ballooned in the third quarter with a monster 31-point output to take a 67-26 lead. The Bruins’ defense put the finishing touches on a dominating performance in the fourth quarter, holding the Panthers to four points. 
Senior Bryson Stermitz led all scorers with 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting and 5-of-7 from the free throw line while adding seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. Junior Clancy Thomas was right behind him with 19 while going 8-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the line. He also added six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
As a team, the Bruins shot 58 percent from the field (30-of-52) on 27 assists to go with 18 offensive rebounds.
The Bruins jumped to another large lead against the Big Horns Saturday, going up 57-39 at the half thanks to a 32-point second quarter led by senior Baxter Fuhrmann, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the closing minutes of the first half. From then on, Gardiner held Lone Peak at arm’s length and cruised to an easy win. 
Stermitz had another big scoring night, leading all scorers with 27 points (19 in the second half) on 12-of-13 shooting, 1-of-1 on 3-pointers and 2-of-3 from the free throw line. Junior Sean Rehmer added 17 points while going 5-of-10 from the floor and adding five assists. 
The Bruins’ continue to put up staggering numbers, with Friday and Saturday’s games being the sixth and seventh wins by 20 points or more. Gardiner hits the road Friday and Saturday to take on Manhattan Christian and Broadview/Lavina.