CWC Men battled #10 Sheridan College to the final seconds Saturday; Host #12 Casper Wednesday

    Quick Look:    Saturday, January 26th    

    Women:   Sheridan 71  Central 61

    Men:    #10 Sheridan 98    Central 93


    Central basketball teams came out on the wrong end of a Region 9 double header with Sheridan.   The women fell behind early, battled back, but still fell by 10. The men battled the #10 Sheridan Generals the entire game with 24 lead changes and 8 ties but also fell short 98 to 93.

    The Rustler women fell behind 13 in the opening period and played from behind most of the game.   They got were down 8 at half, but that deficit expanded to 18 after three. Sheridan’s lead got to as big as 21 at one point before Central rallied and got within seven.   The comeback wasn’t meant to be, though as Sheridan won by 10. Coach Lindsey Fearing felt her team didn’t come out with the energy and focus to start the game that they needed, “we didn’t communicate and we didn’t rebound well enough to get this one.”

    Essy Latu led the scoring with 20.  Rylee Burmester scored 18 with 7 rebounds.  Sheridan out rebounded Central by 17. Ryle Burmester made 8 free throws and has tied Jolanna Sazue’s record for most free throws made in a career.  Her next made free throw will put her at #1. Paulani Tarawa scored 8 points and is 13 points away from the modern day all time scoring record.

    The men’s game was a battle.  There were 24 lead changes and 8 ties and no lead was bigger than 7 points by either team.   Central held a 2 point lead at the break but found themselves down 3 with under 30 seconds to go.   They ran a play that got a wide open look from three but it wouldn’t fall. Central got the rebound and hoisted another quick three to tie but it also fell short.  Sheridan would tally two more free throws to win 98 to 93 and win their 9th in a row and go to 20-1 on the season, 6-0 in league play. James Woods scored a new career high with 21 points. Connor Nelson added 19 off the bench.   Jacob Smith went for 15 with 13 from Jerroda Briscoe. After a lack luster performance on Wednesday at Northwest, Coach Brad Schmit was very pleased with every aspect of his team’s game and added, “the difference right now is we are almost all freshman playing nearly all sophomores and we are right there.  Great effort by our team tonight and if we’d done that Wednesday it wouldn’t have been a close game and we’d be 4 and 2 now”



    *Men’s Notes  

    Central’s Men are 3 and 3 in league play.


    The CWC men will host #12 Casper Wednesday the 30th.

    *Women’s Notes:

    Central is 2-4 in league play and had a two game win streak snapped.


    CWC Up Next:  

    Wednesday, January 30th

    CWC hosts Casper at 530pm and 730pm at Rustler Gym.  Casper’s men’s team ranks #12 in the latest NJCAA men’s basketball poll.


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