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CWC Rustlers sweep Dawson
Central Wyoming College Rustler Malachi Roberts blocked Dawson'sTroy Jones on a layup Thursday night at Rustler Gym. Photo by Bruce Tippets

CWC Rustlers sweep Dawson in final home games

Feb 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College played with a sense of urgency Thursday night in completing a Region IX North basketball doubleheader sweep over Dawson Community College.

Thursday's games completed CWC's home schedule for the season.

The Rustler men snapped a five-game losing streak by holding off Dawson 71-67, and the women ended a four- game skid by beating the Buccaneers 58-43.

MalachI Roberts hit four free throws in the final minute, and Ali Sabra added two inlifting the Rustlers to the men's win. Roberts was a perfect 11-11 from the line and put in 21 points.

The CWC men haven't won since a Feb. 1.

"That is what won the game," CWC coach Curtis Condie about the free throws. "Dawson made some tough shots at the end. It wasn't like they were making open shots. If you don't come to play, then they are good enough to beat you."

The last win for the CWC women came in a double-overtime thriller against Western Wyoming Community College on Feb. 8.

'It was a win that we needed," CWC women's coach Serol Stauffenberg said. "We were able to play more consistent against Dawson."

Sophomores honored

The CWC women sophomores honored were Brynlie Nielsen, Brynn Foster, Courtney Patterson, Randi Prosenick and Jacki Nicholson.

Nicholson has been out with an injured knee since Feb. 11 vs. Sheridan College. She was averaging close to 14 points per game before her injury.

The CWC sophomore men were Ali Sabra, Preston Eaton and James Johnson.

CWC will now hit the road for a three-game road trip, playing at Little Big Horn (Feb. 28), Eastern Wyoming College (March 2) and Laramie Community College (March 3).

CWC men 71, DCC 67

Sabra got hot for the Rustlers on two consecutive 3-pointers to put the Rustlers up 28-23 in the first half. Dawson took the lead at 29-28 with eight minutes remaining in the half.

The Rustlers finished well, receiving 3-pointers from Roberts and Preston Eaton for a 38-29 lead.

The Buccaneers closed the score to 59-54 and made it a two point game at 61-59 to make the Rustlers have to earn the win at the foul line. CWC was 19-23.

CWC 58, DCC 43

Midway through the first half, the Rustlers started to pull away from Dawson on back-to-back 3-pointers from Nielsen and Patterson for a 22-18 lead.

The visiting squad came back and knotted the score at 22-22, but CWC picked up the pace heading into the break.

Brynn Foster scored four points, and Nielsen and Prosenick each had one field goal for a 30-23 advantage.

CWC didn't cool off in the second half. A balanced attack by the Rustlers increased the cushion to 47-31 with 10 minutes left.

Patterson put the game out of reach scoring four straight points at 53-35 at the 5:23 mark.

CWC women 58, Dawson 43

CWC 30 28 -- 58

DAWSON 23 20 -- 43

Central Wyoming College -- Brynlie Nielsen 5 (1) 0-0 13, Elise Keller 1 2-6 4, Emily Smith 4 0-0 8, Courtney Patterson 7 (1) 2-3 19, Randi Prosenick 1 0-0 2, Porsha Wadsworth 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 (2) 6-12 58.

Dawson -- Taylure Svejkovsky 2 0-0 4, Kallie Madler 3 0-0 6, Casey Grace 11 1-4 23, Lindsey James 1 1-4 3, Teja Mangum 1 0-0 2, Amanda Livermont (1) 0-0 3, Christel Enriquez, Kayla Lake 0 2-2 2. Totals 18 (1) 4-10 43.

CWC men 71, Dawson 67

CWC 38 33 -- 71

DAWSON 29 38 -- 67

CWC -- Davion Pearson 1 (1) 0-2 5, MalachI Roberts 2 (2) 11-11 21, Armani Flannigan 10 0-2 20, James Johnson 3 4-4 10, Ali Sabra 3 4-4 10, Preston Eaton (1) 0-0 3, Braden Wright 1 2-2 4. Totals 17 (6) 19-23 71.

Dawson -- Masterson 6 1-1 13, Hopson 2 (5) 1-2 20, Booth (1) 0-0 3, Carpenter 1 0-0 2, Wright 1 (2) 0-0 8, Zilkoski 1 (1) 0-0 5, Jones 3 (2) 0-0 12, Martell 1 2-2 4. Totals 15 (11) 7-11 67.

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