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Two early wins for Rustler women to start hoops year
Central Wyoming College women's head coach Serol Stauffenberg watched freshman Jessica Raab in practice. The Rustlers started the season with two victories. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

Two early wins for Rustler women to start hoops year

Nov 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

An up-tempo style of basketball was put on display by the Central Wyoming College women's team Friday in a 90-77 victory over Lamar Community College in the season opener.

The Rustlers followed up that performance by beating a team called the Wyoming all-stars 72-32.

Both games were played at Casper College as part of a two-day tournament.

Balanced effort

In the 13-point win for the Rustlers, CWC registered five players in double figures.

"The game against Lamar was a great test for our young team," CWC coach Serol Stauffenberg said. "It was very up-tempo game against a team that platooned three different group of players over the entire 40 minutes."

CWC point guard Tina Hosea put in a team-high 21 points.

Hosea missed the last month of the regular season last year with an injured knee.

Jolonna Sazue scored 15 points and Tonya Busse added 14 points for CWC. McKenley Hellstern registered 12 points, and Kendra Falsley knocked in 10 points.

CWC only dressed eight players for the opener.

"We faced a full-court press the entire game and handled the pressure reasonably well," Stauffenberg said.

Against the Wyoming all-stars, Sazue paced CWC with 15 points.

"We shot the ball well in both games, but I do see that as a strength," Stauffenberg said. "We didn't rebound very well at all."

Western next

The Rustlers play Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Western Nebraska. Tipoff is for 6 p.m.

"We are deep this year and are competitive at every position," Stauffenberg said. "As we pick up the volleyball players and injured players return players will challenge each other throughout the year."

The home opener is Dec. 6 against Dawson Community College during the CWC Classic at Rustler Gym.

"We need to place an emphasis on rebounding in everything that we do," Stauffenberg said.

CWC 90, Lamar 77

CWC 48 42 -- 90

LARMAR 48 29 -- 77

CWC -- Jolonna Sazue 3 6-9 15, Abbey Wilson 2 4-4 8, Tina Hosea 4 (3) 4-6 21, McKenley Hellstern 3 (1) 3-4 12, Tonya Busse 6 2-3 14, Stephanie Lewandowski 2 0-0 4, Lyndsee Robison 2 1-2 5, Kendra Falsley 2 (2) 0-0 10 Totals 21 (9) 20-28 90.

Lamar -- Khadijah Vigil 0 2-2 2, Ariel Rosa 2 5-6 9, Chaekava Raiford 5 2-5 12, Miroslava Rangel (2) 0-0 6, Ellie Stevens 3 (3) 0-0 15, Janay Tuiett 2 0-0 4, Gabriela Jimnez 4 (1) 1-1 12, Allison Gordon 1 (1) 2-4 7, Celena Quayle 2-2 6, Kristina Robertson 0 1-2 1. Totals 19 (8) 15-25 77.

CWC 37 35 -- 72

Wyoming All-stars 18 14 -- 32

CWC -- Jolonna Sazue 3 (2) 2-2 15, Abbey Wilson 2 (1) 0-0 7, Tina Hosea 5 0-0 10, McKenley Hellstern 4 0-0 10, Tonya Busse 2 0-0 4, Stephanie Lewandowski 2 (2) 0-1 10, Lysee Robison 4 0-2 8, Kendra Falsley 1 (2) 0-0 8. Totals 23 (8) 2-5 72.

Wyoming all-stars -- Shelby Stewart (1) 0-0 3, Sarah McNamee 3 0-0 6, Jazzy Belins 0 2-2 2, Josie Stewart 3 1-2 7, Brittany Atnip 1 1-3 3, Jessica Bratton 1 0-1 2. Totals 10 (2) 6-11 32.

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