The Gillette Camel boys' basketball team picked up a pair of wins over the weekend. Gillette beat Laramie, 82-56, on Friday night; followed by an 83-70 win over Cheyenne South on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday, the Camels trailed 22-21, after one quarter of play, but outscored the Plainsmen, 21-9, in the second quarter, and then cruised to the win. Cody Kelley was the game's high scorer with 29 points.
On Saturday afternoon, Kelley scored a career high 40 points, to lead the Camels in their win over Cheyenne South. He scored eleven in each of the first two quarters, followed by a nine point third quarter. Heading into the fourth quarter, Kelley had 31 points, including five three-point baskets.
About halfway through the final period, Bison sophomore Michael DeBruyn made an aggressive, physical attempt to intercept a pass intended for Kelley, collided with Kelley, and caused a cut to the side of Kelley's head, requiring him to leave the game.
Despite Kelley's absence, the Camels were able to maintain a lead of between seven and eleven points, until the final two minutes of the game when Kelley returned, with his head wrapped in an ace bandage and purple tape.
Kelley scored again, and ended the game with a career high, as the Camels picked up their seventh straight win, and improved to 17-3.
They'll be home, Friday and Saturday, with games against Cheyenne East and Cheyenne Central. Those can be heard on Fox Country 100.7 FM and basinsradio.com.