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CWC teams win three of four in Rock Springs
Paris Burns helped Central Wyoming College collect two wins in a tournament Friday and Saturday at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

CWC teams win three of four in Rock Springs

Nov 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley said his players stuck to the game plan over the weekend to register two victories at a Western Wyoming Community College basketball tournament in Rock Springs.

The Rustlers won a 76-69 decision over Laramie County Community College on Friday afternoon. CWC followed up its performance with a 79-62 win against Eastern Utah Saturday to close out the tournament.

CWC stands at 8-0 on the season.

"We had two very good opponents that we had to play," Lindley said. "I thought that our execution this weekend was good. We made the simple play. We need to get much better at rebounding, but this weekend we played some teams that crashed the glass very hard."

Lindley believes LCCC is one of the better teams in Region IX.

LCCC and CWC are in different divisions in Region IX. LCCC is in the South division, and the Rustlers are in the North division.

"LCCC has some long, athletic kids and a very good point guard," Lindley said. "Eastern Utah was very up-tempo style team that was very good in transition and had some good athletes."

CWC point guard Davion Pearson was in double figures for the two games.

In the win over LCCC, Pearson scored 22 points and had four assists. Pearson put in 15 points over Eastern Utah.

"Davion had a good weekend for us by running the team very efficiently and taking care of the basketball," Lindley said. "In the LCCC game, he made some big time free throws for us at the end."

Pearson's teammate Isaiah Tademy had seven points in the first game and eight more in the second.

"I thought that Isaiah had two of the best games of his collegiate career," Lindley said. "He was very good on defense."

CWC women split

The Central Wyoming College women's basketball team split a pair of games at the Western Wyoming tournament.

The Rustlers fell to a group of former Utah college basketball players 64-54 on Friday afternoon. Tina Hosea had 11 points for CWC. Stephanie Smith scored nine points and had seven rebounds.

"We learned real quick on Friday that you have to show up and play every game," CWC women's coach Serol Stauffenberg said. "We didn't have the right approach to the game and got beat by an all-star team. I will give credit to the all-star team. It was made up of a bunch of alumni of Western Wyoming women's basketball players, and they could shoot the ball."

CWC bounced back in a big way to dominate a group of former Wyoming college basketball players 89-28.

"We are still not taking care of the ball like we should," Stauffenberg said. "Turnovers put a lot of pressure on your defense and shooting.

You force yourself to play perfect defense and shoot a high percentage to compensate for the missed attempts."

Emily Smith had 21 points, and Elise Keller finished with 14 points.

"Elise continues to work hard every second she is on the floor," Stauffenberg said. "Her defense and rebounding is as good as it's ever been. Stephanie continues to improve and changes a lot of shots."

CWC men 79. Eastern 62

CWC 39 40 -- 79

EASTERN 25 37 -- 62

CWC -- Davion Pearson (4) 3-5 15, Paris Burns 3 3-3 9, Tanner Newbold (2) 2-2 8, Ryan Nemelka (1) 0-0 3, Justin Bakata 0 1-2 1, Armani Flannigan 2 2-2 6, Isaiah Tademy 4 0-0 8, Roozario Wiggins 2 2-2 6, Austin Hudson 2 4-5 8, Ryan Thomas 6 3-3 15. Totals 19 (7) 20-24 79.

Eastern -- Jeff Perkins 4 (2) 0-0 14, Miles Gatewood 5 0-0 10, Luke Suvoy 0 1-2 1, Jason Timpf 1 0-0 2, Dytanya Johnson 5 5-6 15, Vitor Machado 1 6-6 8, Igor Dies 2 0-0 4, Todd Helgesen 3 2-2 8. Totals 21 (2) 14-18 62.

CWC men 76, LCCC 69

CWC 40 36 -- 76

LCCC 22 47 -- 69

CWC -- Davion Pearson 1 (3) 11-15 22, Paris Burns 3 (1) 3-5 12, Tanner Newbold 1 (2) 0-0 8, Armani Flannigan 7 1-5 15, Isaiah Tademy 2 (1) 0-0 7, Roozario Wiggins 1 1-1 3, Austin Hudson 1 1-2 3, Ryan Thomas 1 4-4 6. Totals 17 (7) 21-33 76.

LCCC -- Deshon Portley 5 (3) 7-7 26, Patrick Stephens 3 4-5 10, Julian Chiera 4 2-2 12, Ude Ifeanyichukwu 2 1-1 5, Germain Decoste 2 0-2 4, Emory Bennett 6 0-1 12. Totals 20 (5) 14-18.

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