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Big night for Northwest basketball player vs. CWC

Dec 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Kennedy Allen of Northwest College torched the Central Wyoming College women's basketball defense for 30 points to lift her team to a 67-55 victory Wednesday night in Powell.

Allen was 11 of 22 from the field goal range and was 8-9 from the free-throw line. She had five rebounds and two turnovers.

The game was the Region IX opener for both teams. The Rustlers had 25 turnovers and a 52 percent field-goal percentage.

CWC is 5-6 overall, and Northwest sits at 6-5.

"The Allen girl had a great game," CWC women's coach Serol Stauffenberg said. "She had an unbelievable night shooting the ball. I'm fairly sure she could have drop-kicked it through the net. I will say her 30 points wasn't the difference in the game. Our team defense was fine. Our team offense wasn't."

CWC plays at Casper College Saturday afternoon for its second league game of the year.

Casper College fell to Western Wyoming Community College 61-57 Wednesday night. The Lady Thunderbirds are 9-3 overall.

"I'm sure Casper will be hungry looking for their first region win, as will we," Stauffenberg said.

CWC was 10-19 from the free throw line and Northwest College was 17-23.

"The difference in the game was our free-throw shooting and our turnovers," Stauffenberg said. "We haven't been out rebounding this year. It's just the fact that we don't get as many shot attempts because of turnovers. We don't capitalize on our free throws."

Emily Smith led CWC with 20 points and pulled in 12 rebounds.

Abbey Wilson registered 10 points for CWC.

"Abbey is getting better and better each game," Stauffenberg said. "She is gaining confidence with her shot."

Savannah Minder put in 17 points for Northwest.

"As with the majority of the preseason, we played well at times and were not-so-good at times," Stauffenberg said.

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