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CWC men 11-2 on hoop season; women seek first league win

Dec 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College, Sheridan College and Casper College all have 11 wins in the men's basketball season.

The Rustlers sit at 11-2 overall and 1-1 in the Region IX North division standings. Sheridan College and Casper College are both 11-3 on the season. Sheridan and Casper are tied for first in the league at 2-0.

CWC was ranked the equivalent of No. 26 in the junior college men's basketball poll last week. The Casper College Thunderbirds won a close 64-60 victory over CWC Saturday night in Casper.

"The Region IX North will be tough, just like it is every year," CWC coach Shelby Lindley said. "When you go on the road you have to give yourself a chance to win. I expect most of the games to be close."

In the four-point loss to Casper, CWC's Armani Flannigan scored 19 points for team-high efforts.

"Armani played a good game for us against Casper," Lindley said. "He had some big buckets for us and rebounded the ball well."

Forward Ryan Thomas added 12 points.

"Ryan was big for us," Lindley said. "He came out and scored the ball well and rebounded the ball."

The Rustlers play Laramie County Community College Tuesday night in Cheyenne to close out the pre-Christmas schedule.

"It's going to be a very hard game at their place," Lindley said before the game. "They are very talented and have one of the best point guards in the region on their team."

LCCC is 10-3 on the season and 1-1 in the south division.

CWC women

The CWC women dropped to 0-2 in the Region IX North conference after a 60-44 loss at Casper College Saturday night.

"It was the same story, different game," CWC women's coach Serol Stauffenberg said.

The Rustlers had a 54 percentage from the free-throw line and committed 23 turnovers.

"You aren't going to beat many teams with those stats, let alone really good teams," Stauffenberg said.

CWC's Tina Hosea scored 18 points in the loss.

"Tina has became everything I was expecting," Stauffenberg said. "She is tough to stop off the dribble and is getting tons of confidence."

The Rustlers travel out of state Sunday through Tuesday in a three-day tournament at Palm Beach, Fla.

CWC plays the host team Palm Beach State on Sunday to begin the trip. The Rustlers pay Owens Community College and Muskegon Community College to end the schedule.

CC men 64, CWC 60

Casper College 30 34 -- 64

CWC 20 40 -- 60

CWC -- Davion Pearson 3 (1) 2-3 11, Paris Burns 1 1-4 3, Tanner Newbold (1) 0-0 3, Ryan Nemelka (2) 0-0 6 David Baety (1) 0-0 3, Armani Flannigan 8 3-6 19, Isaiah Tademy (1) 0-0 3, Ryan Thomas 5 2-3 12. Totals 17 (6) 8-16 60.

Casper College -- Corey Spence 2 1-4 5, Remi Dibo 4 (1) 6-8 17, Dominique Lee 8 5-10 21, Jonathan Blythers 1 0-0 2, Richard Smith 1 0-0 2, Ryan Madsen 1 (2) 0-0 8, Trahmier Burrell 4 1-3 9. Totals 20 (3) 13-27 64.

CC women 60, CWC 44

Casper College 31 29 -- 60

CWC 18 26 -- 44

CWC -- Shay Cooper 0 1-2 1, Stephanie Smith 1 1-4 3, Elise Keller 1 0-0 2, Lauren Bond 1 0-0 2, Emily Smith 2 3-4 7, Abbey Wilson 1 1-2 3, Tina Hosea 7 4-6 18, Marissa Hogan 3 0-0 6, Kaylee Walker 0 2-4 2. Totals 13 (2) 12-22.

Casper College -- Kaylee Swope 0 2-2 2, Ashley Jones 1 0-0 2, Kendal Levin 0 1-2 1, Shelby Stewart (1) 2-2 5, Whitney Lott 1 0-0 2, Fayne Tyson 3 2-6 8, Cheyanne Balster 5 0-0 10, Meghan Becker 1 0-0 2, Shelby Garska 0 5-6 5, Regan Wilson 2 6-6 10, Agata Dobrowolska 6 1-2 13. Totals 19 (1) 19-26

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