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Another win for Rustler men; CWC women defeated 51-42

Nov 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College passed its first men's basketball road test of the season Tuesday night with a 63-53 victory over Colorado Northwestern in Rangely, Colo.

The win moved the Rustlers to 9-0 on the season. CWC knocked off a couple of teams at a Western Wyoming Community College tournament in Rock Springs last weekend.

CWC opened the season with a perfect 6-0 homestand at Rustler Gym.

The CWC women fell 51-42 to Colorado Northwestern earlier in the day.

"It was a tough environment to play at, and it's a weird road trip to take," CWC men's coach Shelby Lindley said. "I feel like we were a little stagnant on offense. We didn't attack. Once we take a big lead we need to continue to attack. We needed to execute a lot better than we did, but we found a way to win."

The Rustlers beat Colorado Northwestern earlier this month in a game at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

"It was tough to play a team twice in one month," Lindley said. "They had some new guys playing, but it was a good road test for us. It was a very good mental test for our team."

CWC's Davion Pearson paced the Rustlers in scoring with 18 points. The guard had three assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes of work. Ryan Thomas added 12 points.

"The first half, we jumped out to an early lead by 12 points. Then we just started getting stagnant on offense," Lindley said. "We came out in the second half and guarded a lot better. We took the momentum away from them early. We held on to the lead throughout the second half."

CWC plays Friday and Saturday at a tournament in Miles City, Mont.

The CWC men and women's team play Williston State and the Jamestown College junior varsity squad in the two-day tournament.

"We have a huge test this weekend in Miles City," Lindley said. "Everyone keeps telling me that Williston State has a top-20 team in the country for junior college."

The top player for Williston is Marquel Curtis.

"We will need to execute and take care of the basketball this weekend," Lindley said.

CN women 51, CWC 42

Colorado Northwestern swept the regular season vs. CWC in a 51-42 win Tuesday night at Rangley, Colo.

"Defensively, we played one of our better games. We were plagued by turnovers and poor foul shooting," CWC women's coach Serol Stauffenberg said.

The Rustlers were 12-of-26 from the free throw line. CWC had 24 turnovers in the game.

"Both halves were solid defensively," Stauffenberg said. "And both halves were consistent offensively. We played about 15 good minutes, but obviously we have to find a way to put together two solid halves of basketball on the offensive end."

Elise Keller scored 13 points, and Stephanie Smith had 11 for CWC.

CWC men 63, Colorado Northwestern 53

CWC 27 36 -- 63

CN 25 28 -- 53

CWC -- Davion Pearson 5 (2) 2-4 18, Tanner Newbold (3) 0-0 9, Armani Flannigan 2 1-1 5, Paris Burns 3 3-5 9, Austin Hudson 3 0-0 6. Totals 20 (5) 8-13 63.

Colorado Northwestern -- Nathan Terrin (1) 1 0-0 5, Ivan Sifuentes 4 5-7 13, Thiago Marcello (1) 1 2-2 7, Khalid Smith 1 (1) 1-2 6. Damian Trost 1 2-4 4, Brian Jones 1 2-3 4, Thomas Powers (2) 4-6 10, Taylor Yager 0 2-2 2, Jaxon Knighton 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 (5) 18-26 53.

Colorado Northwestern women 51, CWC 42

CN 18 33 -- 51

CWC 17 25 --42

Colorado Northwestern -- Michelle Blanton 2 2-2 6, Attirah Munir 1 1-2 3, Madison Peterson (1) 4-4 7, Desiree Anderson 2 (3) 2-2 15, Kehana Grayer 3 0-0 , Jasmine Ransom 1 0-0 2, Nyahak Bile 2 1-2 5, Kayla Bell 2 0-1 4, Julie Harless (1) 0-0 3. Totals 13 (5) 10-13 51.

CWC -- Stephanie Smith 5 1-2 11, Elise Keller 4 5-12 13, Tina Hosea 2 2-4 6, Porsha Wadsworth 1 4-5 6, Shay Cooper 1 0-1 2, Lauren Bond 2 0-0 4. 15 12-26 42

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