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Rustlers lose both ends of doubleheader to Northwest

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Northwest College collected a Region IX basketball doubleheader sweep Wednesday night at Powell over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.

In the men's game, Northwest pulled out a physical 60-55 victory against CWC.

The Northwest College claimed a 59-46 decision vs. the CWC women.

"We played great on the defensive end of the floor," CWC women's coach Serol Stauffenberg said. "We have really picked it up defensively the last three games. We seem to have lost it offensively. We are not being very disciplined on the offensive end of the floor. When we are, we generally find good shots."

The Rustlers return home Saturday for a doubleheader against Casper College.

The women open the doubleheader in a 3 p.m. start.

Northwest men 60, CWC 55

Northwest College seemed to be on its way to a large margin of victory vs. CWC on Wednesday night after going up by 27 points with 12 minutes left in regulation.

CWC stormed back, trimming the lead to three points, but could never pull ahead.

"We played the most horrible basketball of the season the first 30 minutes of the game and some of our best in the last 10 minutes," CWC men's coach Pat Rafferty said.

CWC's Ryan Nemelka registered six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 20 points.

Nemelka was a perfect 2-2 from the free throw line in the close setback that came down to the final minutes.

Daryl Morgan Jr. scored 17 points and Malik Wilson had nine points.

The CWC men are now 3-3 in conference play.

Northwest women 59, CWC 46

Stauffenberg singled out two individual performances from Abbey Wilson and Kiara Skinner.

"Kiara played the best game of her college career," Stauffenberg said.

Skinner had 13 rebounds and tallied 11 points.

Wilson took charge on the defensive end, holding Northwest guard Dana Bjorhus to two points.

"Abbey really took on the role of taking a player out of the game," Stauffenberg said.

The CWC women sit at 1-5.

Northwest College men 60, CWC 55

NORTHWEST 32 28 -- 60

CWC 21 34 -- 55

CWC -- Matt Johnson 1 1-1 3, Eimer Lopez 1 0-0 2, Ryan Nemelka 0 (6) 2-2 20, Bryce Canda 2 0-0 4, Daryl Morgan Jr., 4 (1) 6-6 17, Malik Wilson 1 (1) 4-5 9. Totals 9 (8) 13-14 55.

Northwest -- Gary Gordon 6 3-5 15, Gabe Solarin 3 (1) 0-0 9, Franklin Uzonwanne 5 3-6 13, Lawrence Fejokwu 3 2-2 8, Colin May 2 2-2 7, Jonothan Newsom 0 2-2 2, Kilby Rech 3 0-0 6. Totals 21 (2) 12-17 60.

Northwest College women 59, CWC 46

Northwest College -- Andressa Augusto 3 6-6 12, Hatti Snyder 5 0-0 10, Dana Bjorhus 1 0-0 2, Leanne Winterholler 1 (1) 0-0 5, Imari Simpson 7 0-0 14, Sierra Williams 1 0-1 2, TaNeil Calyton 0 3-4 3, Estefania Vilea 1 0-0 2, Sarah Nielsen 3 0-0 6. Totals 22 (1) 12-15 59 .

CWC -- Jolonna Sazue 1 2-4 4, Tina Hosea 2 (1) 1-2 8, McKenley Hellstern 7 5-6 19, Tonya Busse 1 0-0 2, Kiara Skinner 2 7-10 11. Totals 13 (1) 17-24 46.

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