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Rustlers 2-0 in Region IX after Dawson victory

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

CWC enters the Christmas break with an 8-6 record.

The most important men's basketball game of the weekend went the way for Central Wyoming College in a 71-54 win against Dawson Community College on Friday night.

The victory lifted the Rustlers to 2-0 in the Region IX conference.

Air Force Prep edged CWC 63-61 on Saturday night in a non-conference game.

Daryle Morgan Jr. missed a 3-pointer with a few seconds left in regulation. He had made a 3-pointer at the buzzer for CWC on Monday night in a win over Snow College.

The games were part of the CWC Classic at Rustler Gym.

CWC enters the Christmas break with an 8-6 record.

The next game for the Rustlers is Jan. 4 at Western Wyoming Community College.

CWC 71, Dawson 54

The Rustler defense took over the Region IX game on Friday night.

CWC outscored Dawson 38-27 in the first half and only allowed 27 more points in the second half for the big victory.

Ricky Norris paced CWC with 15 points. Eimer Lopez and Ryan Nemelka both added 11 points apiece.

CWC was 7-13 from the free-throw line.

Air Force 63, CWC 61

Air Force Prep controlled the tempo and hit key shots late in the game for the victory in the non-league game on Saturday.

The Rustlers were out in front 46-42, but Air Force Prep knotted the score at 46-46.

At the 3:45 mark, CWC's Bryce Canda nailed a 3-pointer to tie the score at 58-58.

The contest was again deadlocked at 60-60 before Air Force Prep took the lead for good at 62-61.

CWC 71, Dawson 54

CWC 38 33 -- 71

DAWSON 27 27 -- 54

CWC -- Matt Johnson 1 0-0 2, Eimer Lopez 4 (1) 0-0 11, Ryan Nemelka 1 (3) 0-0 11, Bryce Canda 2 (1) 0-0 7, Ricky Norris 5 (1) 3-4 15, Daryle Morgan Jr. 3 3-6 9, Jairo Lopez 3 (1) 1-2 10, Isaiah Tademy 1 0-1 2, Malik Wilson 2 0-0 4. Totals 23 (6) 7-13 71.

Dawson -- Deryk Pearsall 0 1-2 1, Riyadha Asad 2 (3) 0-0 13, Abraham Ekperuoh 4 (1) 0-0 11, Paris Yerry 0 1-2 1, Elbert Jones 1 (1) 0-0 5, Johnny McCray 4 4-6 12, Brett Throomorton 1 (1) 0-0 5, Jake Ebbon 3 0-0 6. Totals 15 (6) 6-10 54.

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