Horsemen stampede Pirates, Cats
December 12, 2019
The Horsemen are off and running.
Coach Tyrel Allen and his Plains Horsemen broke out to a galloping start to the season in the Western C Tip-Off tourney in Ronan last week, rolling Victor 60-13 Friday and trumping Clark Fork 55-28 Saturday.
Now 2-0 in non-conference play, the Horsemen will entertain the Valley Christian Eagles Friday and the Seeley-Swan Black Hawks Saturday, before opening District 14C conference play with a game at Charlo Tuesday.
In his second year as head coach, Allen has a better point of reference for looking at things now. “I thought we played a lot better this year, got off to a good start in Ronan,” he said. “We have pretty good experience returning from last year, I expected us do pretty well last week.”
Led by senior guards Treydon Brouillette (Plains’ only returning all-conference pick) and Jake Meyers, the Horsemen jumped out to big leads in both games and cruised to the wins.
Against Valley Christian, Weyers scored 16 points and Brouillette 15 to lead Plains, Nathan Feliska chipped in with 10 points, Tucker Foster scored eight, Parker Flock four, Esvin Reyes, Tristan Subatch and Kade Pardee two apiece and Jeremiah Allen one.
Carson Varner led out-matched Victor with four points.
Brouillette scored 20 points, Pardee 10, Reyes eight, Weyers six, Foster five, and Subatch, Feliska and Flock two each.
Allowing no individual double-figure scoring against them for the weekend, the Horsemen defense limited Clark Fork’s high scorers Carson Allison and Aaaron Waddle to nine and eight points each, respectively.
Coach Allen likes how his team is playing and is anxious to see how they develop as the season goes on.
“We are a little under-sized overall,” he said, “Tucker and Esvin are our starting bigs and they do a good job underneath, but we are a little guard-heavy this year.”
He says the Horsemen are ready for whatever other teams throw at them defensively. “I expect to see a lot of zone defense against us, we have some decent shooters,” Allen said. “But we feel confident against a man-to-man, too, we are pretty comfortable either way actually.”