Mar 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorThe Central Wyoming College women's basketball team trailed by 28 points at one time only to lose to Eastern Wyoming College by just three, 68-65, in the opening round of the Region IX women's basketball tournament Sunday in Rock Springs.
The loss in the singe-elimination tournament ended the season for CWC coach Serol Stauffenberg
and his players. The Rustlers ended the year at 13-15.
"That kind of comeback speaks volumes about the makeup of this team," Stauffenberg said.
The Rustlers were down 44-17 to Eastern at the halftime break.
"Eastern shot the ball very well, and we didn't," Stauffenberg said. "The disappointing part was our poor decision-making."
Jolonna Sazue scored 20 points, and Kiara Skinner had 13 points.
Eastern entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, while CWC was the No. 6 seed.
Eastern eliminated Casper College 63-61 on Monday in the quarterfinals.
Abbey Wilson and Tina Hosea were the two sophomores on the roster.
Wilson missed the last five games because of an injury.
"They are both great people," Stauffenberg said. "They both contributed very much to he success of the our program on and off the court. They were great leaders and team captains. They will certainly be missed."
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