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Last-second chances will not drop for CWC women
CWC's Shay Cooper arched a shot over a Northwet Tech defender Wednesday night at Rustler Gym. Photo by Bruce Tippets

Last-second chances will not drop for CWC women

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College missed two opportunities in the final three seconds to win its women's basketball game Wednesday night at Rustler Gym, losing 53-52 to Northwest Tech from Kansas.

With 2.6 seconds left in regulation and the Rustlers trailing by one point CWC's Tina Hosea went 0-2 from the free-throw line.

After the second miss, teammate Stephanie Smith pulled in the rebound but came up short on the shot.

Smith had 15 points and 15 rebounds in the setback.

CWC was whistled for 23 turnovers. Northwest committed 19.

The loss was a tough one at home following a solid road win Tuesday in Montana.

"We went from the biggest high to the ugliest game that we have played all year," CWC women's head coach Serol Stauffenberg said.

"If we would have been smart enough to get it to our post players all the time, we would have won the game."

Smith recorded 11 blocked shots and put in another 15 points and 15 rebounds Tuesday night in a 58-46 Region IX victory for CWC at Miles Community College. Emily Smith contributed 18 points, and Hosea scored 13 points. The CWC women are now 2-5 in conference play.

"We played very well on Tuesday and got a huge win on the road," Stauffenberg said.

CWC's Porsha Wadsworth was suspended for the two games for violating team rules.

CWC plays at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against Little Big Horn College (0-7 in conference) at Rustler Gym.

Northwest Tech 53,

CWC 52

After seeing the Northwest Tech Lady Mavericks pull within 28-25 at the break, the Rustlers took back the momentum at 37-27.

Northwest took the lead at 39-38 with 10 minutes left to play.

A field goal by Stephanie Smith, and two free throws by Abbey Wilson helped CWC gain back the advantage at 42-39.

Leticia Rodriquez nailed a 3-pointer for a 46-34 lead. Hosea swished a 3-pointer to deadlock the game at 48-48, but the visiting team scored five straight points for a 53-48 score.

Emily Smith hit two free throws and Wilson scored on a layup to make it a one-point loss.

CWC women 58, Miles Community College 46

CWC -- Stephanie Smith 6 3-6 15, Emily Smith 7 4-5 18, Tina Hosea 3 (2) 1-5 13, Marissa Hogan 1 2-3 4, Kaylee Walker 1 0-0 2, Shay Cooper 0 1-2 1, Elise Keller 2 1-3 5. Totals 20 (2) 12-24 58.

Miles -- Tessa Rouane 4 3-5 11, Ivana Grbic 6 1-2 13, Dragana Vukovic 1 2-2 4, Taylor Lepley (1) 3-4 6, Janae Reynen 0 4-6 4, Tess Blaquiere 2 3-7 7, Ashley Hildreth (1) 0-0 3. Totals 12 (2) 16-26 46.

Northwest Tech 53, CWC 52

NORTHWEST 25 28 -- 53

CWC 28 24 -- 52

CWC -- Kaylee Walker 1 (1) 0-2 5, Stephanie Smith 6 3-4 15, Emily Smith 4 4-7 12, Tina Hosea (2) 0-2 6, Marissa Hogan 0 6-8 6, Elise Keller 1 0-0 2, Lauren Bond 1 0-0 2, Abbey Wilson 1 2-2 4. Totals 14 (3) 15-25 52.

Northwest -- Leticia Rodriguez 3 (4) 0-0 18, Yamaya Leonard 2 0-0 4, Hannah Wedding 1 2-2 4, Shaletha Mayberry 3 (2)3-4 15, Anya Boyd (1) 1-3 4, Biag Mayek 1 1-2 3, Shannon Watts 1 (1) 0-0 5. Totals 11 (8) 7--11 53.

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