Feb 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorThe Rustler women host Miles Community College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Sheridan College kept in front of the pack in the Region IX women's basketball standings Saturday night, beating Central Wyoming College 54-47.
Sheridan College is 11-1 in conference play.
The Sheridan College Lady Generals are 20-6 on the season.
The Lady Generals are ranked No. 17 in the latest junior college top 25 women's basketball poll.
CWC dipped to 4-8 in Region IX play. The Rustlers stand at 11-15 on the season.
"I thought that we played quite well for the better part of the game," CWC women's coach Serol Stauffenberg said. "We finished the first half strong. We didn't finish the second half strong. That was the difference in the game."
After the first half, Sheridan College was ahead 26-25. The home team outscored CWC 28-22 in the second half for the victory.
"I was pleased with the overall effort," Stauffenberg said. "I thought we completed well with one of the best teams in the country. We just couldn't finish."
Sheridan averaged 75 points before the game with the Rustlers.
Marissa Hogan scored 12 points for CWC.
Emily Smith yanked in 13 rebounds and had eight points.
"Marissa played well on the offensive end, and Emily did a a great job on the boards," Stauffenberg said.
CWC plays at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday against Miles Community College at Rustler Gym.
Miles is 4-7 in league play.
"The Miles City game is important to us because they are a team grouped with us in the standings," Stauffenberg said. "A win would mean a sweep over them and help us in a tie-breaker situation."
CWC ends the home stand at 3 p.m. Saturday against nationally ranked Gillette College.
Gillette is No. 12 in the country.
"Gillette is a great team that we played very well at their place," Stauffenberg said.
Sophomores to be honored Wednesday night will be Shay Cooper, Elise Keller, Emily Smith, Hogan, Porsha Wadsworth, Abbey Wilson, Kaylee Walker and Sam Hart.
"These sophomores have been great teammates and have all contributed to the basketball team in their own unique way," Stauffenberg said. "Additionally, they have all been a part of a huge success in the classroom over the last two years."
Sheridan College 54, CWC 47
SHERIDAN 26 28 -- 54
CWC 25 22 -- 47
CWC -- Stephanie Smith 4 1-2 9, Emily Smith 4 0-2 8, Abbey Wilson 1 (2) 0-0 8, Marissa Hogan 3 (1) 3-4 12, Abbey Ehlers 1 (1) 0-0 5, Lauren Bond 0 2-2 2, Porsha Wadsworth 0 3-4 3. Totals 13 (4) 9-12 47.
Sheridan -- Brodie Bennett 1 (1) 1-2 6, Jasmine Davis 2 (1) 4-8 11, Josie Three Irons 1 (2) 0-1 8, Kayla Kirau 1 (1) 0-0 5, Milomilo Nanai 5 1-2 11, Stephany Sessions 1 0-0 2, Maddie Forney 3 5-11 11. Totals 14 (5) 11-24 54.
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