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Rustler men and women both win vs. Little Big Horn

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

The Central Wyoming College Rustlers basketball teams recorded a doubleheader sweep Friday night vs. Little Big Horn College at Rustler Gym in Riverton.

The CWC women ran over Little Big Horn 80-54 for the first Region IX sub-region win of the season.

The Rustlers are now 1-4 in conference play.

In the men's game, the Rustlers took a 79-68 win to snap a two-game region losing streak.

CWC now plays region opponent Northwest College on Wednesday night in Powell.

The Rustlers return home Saturday, Jan. 18, hosting Casper College in a doubleheader at Rustler Gym.

Start times are 3 p.m. for the women and 5 p.m. for the men.

CWC women 80, Little Big Horn 54

The difference maker in the first game of Friday's doubleheader was CWC aggressiveness on offense.

CWC drilled 11 3-pointers in the victory and was 27-39 from the free throw line.

In the 3-point department, Jolanna Sazue and Kendra Falsley recorded three apiece.

At the free-throw line, Sazue hit 7-10 on her way to 22 points.

Teammate McKenley Helstern was 9-12 at the stripe to finish with 15 points. Tina Hosea added 11 points to round out the double-figure scoring.

CWC men 79, Little Big Horn 68

CWC's Ryan Nemelka had the hot shooting hand on his home floor. The shooting guard put down four big 3-pointers and was 12-13 from line on to drop in 24 points in the victory.

Nemelka played 26 minutes of the game's 40 minutes.

After Nemelka's team-high points, Daryl Morgan Jr. put 18 in the scorebook.

Morgan yanked in 13 rebounds for the double-double effort. He was credited with six offensive rebounds and seven defensive.

Matt Johnson had 10 points. CWC won the rebounding department 45-36.

CWC women 80,

Little Big Horn 54

CWC -- Stephanie Lewandowski 1 0-0 2, Jessica Raab (2) 0-2 6, Jolanna Sazue 3 (3) 7-10 22, Abbey Wilson 0 5-6 5, Tina Hosea 1 (2) 3-6 11, McKenley Helstern 3 9-12 15, Kiara Skinner 1 (1) 3-3 8, Kendra Falsley (3) 0-0 9, Tonya Busse 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 (11) 27-39 80.

Little Big Horn -- Lucchesie 0 3-6 3, Clay 2 1-7 5, Charges Strong 1 0-0 2, Birdi 2 (1) 3-4 10, Little Light (2) 2-4 8, Cunningham 3 3-3 9, Malabry (1) 0-0 3, Haroles 1 0-0 2, Carroll 2 (1) 2-2 9, Pitts 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 (5) 14-26 53.

CWC men 79,

Little Big Horn 68

CWC 36 43 -- 79

LBHC 30 38 -- 68

CWC -- Matt Johnson 4 2-7 10, Bryce Canda 1 4-6 6, Daryl Morgan Jr. 6 (2) 0-2 18, Jairo Lopez 2 1-2 5, Isaiah Tademy 2 2-3 6, Eimer Lopez 2 3-3 7, Ryan Nemelka (4) 12-13 24, Malik Wilson 1 1-1 3. Totals 18 (6) 25-37 79.

Little Big Horn -- Joe Kindness 2 (4) 0-0 16, Christopher Youetto 3 2-2 8, Marty Wallace 4 (1) 0-2 11, Quinton Everett 2 (1) 2-4 9, Wyatt Skuncap 1 0-0 2, Dallas Lussier ( 1) 0-0 3, DeeJay Lazy Bow 0 (2) 0-0 6, Abmoudali 2 1-3 5, Cody Meeks 2 (1) 1-1 8. Totals 16 (10) 6-12 68.

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