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Rustler men get first hoops win of season

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Despite picking up an 83-57 win over a prep school from Raleigh, N.C. new Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty felt his team could have played better.

The game came during a two-day tournament at Scottsbluff, Neb.

The win was the first one for Rafferty as CWC's head coach.

"I felt like it was our worst performance of the year so far," Rafferty said. "They were just a weak team. It was just a bad team. We didn't play very hard. We didn't play with any sense of urgency. We didn't execute very well."

CWC lost games to College of Southern Idaho and Eastern Utah to open the season last week.

"I felt better in our two losses because we at least had some windows of good play," Rafferty said.

CWC had 19 turnovers Friday night. The Rustlers were called for 14 fouls in the first 20 minutes of play.

CWC's Malik Wilson put in a team-high 26 points. Jairo Lopez scored 16 points, and Eimer Lopez had 11.

CWC played nationally ranked South Plains College on Saturday night before returning home to Riverton.

The Rustlers play in a North Idaho College tournament this Friday and Saturday.

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