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CWC conference hopes staggered by home loss
Central's Armani Flannigan ran through a trio of Gillette defenders on his way to the basket Saturday night in Rustler gym. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

CWC conference hopes staggered by home loss to Gillette

Feb 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College's goal of winning the Region IX men's basketball North division took a major hit Saturday when Gillette College came back in the second half for 67-56 victory at Rustler Gym.

The loss by the Rustlers puts CWC at 10-4 in conference play.

Sheridan College is first with an 11-2 mark, and Casper College stands second at 10-3.

The winner of the North will host the Region IX postseason tournament.

In the women's game, Gillette College downed CWC 63-52.

"Probably our issue was that we couldn't make a shot," CWC women's coach Serol Stauffenberg said.

"We couldn't get shots. We struggled with their outside defense."

The doubleheader was the final home game of the year for CWC.

The Rustlers end the regular season playing Wednesday at Dawson Community College and Thursday vs. Little Big Horn College on the road.

Gillette College men 67, CWC 56

CWC's Armani Flannigan scored four straight points midway through the second half to give the home squad a 10-point lead at 48-38.

Austin Hudson was called for his fifth foul seconds later to put him on the Rustler bench.

David Baety kept CWC up 52-46 with a pair of free throws.

That's when Myles Henry came up huge for Gillette College with two straight 3-pointers to overtake the Rustlers at 56-52.

Gillette College nailed five out of six free throws to clinch the victory.

Flannigan led CWC with 16 points. Tanner Newbold added 12 points on four 3-pointers.

Henry scored 22 points to pace Gillette College.

Gillette College women 63, CWC 52

CWC was only down 33-27 at the break, but Gillette played better in the second half to pull away.

"When you take one of the better point guards in the Region IX off the floor in Tina Hosea," Stauffenberg said.

"We don't have a lot of time to prepare because we don't have a lot of practice time to adjust."

Shay Cooper and Abbey Wilson are filling in for the injured Hosea.

"Abbey and Shay did a good job, but we are missing the third person that has extra ball-handling skills," Stauffenberg said.

Gillette College hit a couple of 3-pointers in the second half to break the game open.

CWC's Marrisa Hogan had 13 points, and Emily Smith scored 10.

Gillette College women 63, CWC 52

GiLLETTE 32 31 -- 63

CWC 27 25 -- 52

Gillette College -- Halli Stocklin (2) 0-0 6, Alicia Carline 4 0-0 8, Kenosha Wright 7 0-1 14, Freya Newton 2 (1) 2-2 9, Breanna Thomas 0 (1) 0-0 3, Christina Davis 4 (1) 0-0 11, Mattison Jolovich 3 (1) 3-6 12. Totals 20 (6) 5-11 63.

CWC -- Elise Keller 1 0-0 2, Stephanie Smith 4 0-0 8, Emily Smith 5 0-4 10, Abbey Wilson 1 (1) 1-2 6, Marrisa Hogan 2 (3) 0-0 13, Shay Cooper 0 (1) 2-2 5, Kaylee Walker 0 2-2 2. Totals 16 (5) 5-10 52.

Gillette College men 67, CWC 56

GILLETTE 29 38 -- 67

CWC 34 22 -- 56

CWC -- Davion Pearson 1 (1) 0-2 5, Tanner Newbold 4 0-0 12, Armani Flannigan 7 2-6 16, Isaiah Tademy 1 0-0 2, Ryan Thomas 1 2-4 4, Paris Burns 1 0-0 2, Jordan Phouthavon 0 2-2 2, David Baety 1 (1) 2-2 7, Austin Hudson 3 0-0 6. Totals 15 (6) 8-16 56.

Gillette -- Dwight Anderson 2 6-7 10, Andre Marquez 3 0-0 6, Mitch Clarke 0 (1) 1-2 4, Jayden Walsh 3 1-1 7, Myles Henry 5 (2) 6-6 22, Travontis Richardson 2 2-2 6, Eric Wise 3 0-0 6m Lucas Reller 0 (1) 1-2 4, Darius Scott 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 (4) 17-20.

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