CWC men fall in overtime heartbreaker; Lady Rustlers knock off Western Monday
Quick Look: Monday, February 11th
Women: Central 75 Western Wyo 63
Men: Western 102 Central 100 OVERTIME
Central basketball teams got a split at home against Western Wyoming College Monday. The women ended a four-game losing skid with a 12 point win. The men would start the game missing their first 10 three-pointers and fell in overtime.
The Rustler women gutted out a 12 point win after leading by three at half. They outscored the Mustangs 19 to 10 to provide the difference as the teams played even in the fourth quarter.
Freshman Essy Latu again led the Rustlers scoring 17 points. Rylee Burmester scored 15 and pulled down 12 rebounds. Meghan Krehenbuhl nearly tallied a double-double as well with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Tamia Cutignola scored a new Ruslter career-high 16 points while Leighanna Shoulderblade hit three 3 pointers and scored 9 points.
Rustler coach Lindsey Fearing felt better after breaking the four-game skid, “not just for me, but for the players as well. They were tired of losing and I think they got the win in great fashion. We got stops and converted on the other end when they needed to.”
The Rustler men were cold from the arc to start the game going 0-10 from three. They still managed to lead several times in the first half but trailed by one at the break. They would hold a 10 point lead with seven minutes left but that evaporated quickly as the game ebbed and flowed. The game was tied at the end of regulation at. Western scored quickly and easily in the extra period. Central countered with some threes by James Woods and David Simental. Down two, Central had 10 seconds and the ball. They managed a good look at the three that didn’t go down and a tip hung on the rim for a second or two before falling out.
Coach Brad Schmit, “I just feel that those guys from Western wanted it more than my guys. They got 20 offensive rebounds and it was just a poor effort on our behalf and credit to Western Wyoming. We are just still trying to figure out how to win and tonight, unfortunately, we didn’t do a very good job solving that puzzle.”
Six Rustlers scored in double figures led by David Simental’s 22. James Woods scored 18, all in the 2nd half and overtime. Darius Guinn scored 15, Connor Nelson 13, Devin Rottweiler 12 and Jacob Smith 11. Guinn grabbed 8 rebounds while Nelson had 7. They were countered by Eddie Creal of Western who scored a new career-high 35 points and ten rebounds for the Mustangs.
Central’s Men are 4 and 6 in league play, and 9 and 16 overall.
Central is 3-7 in league play, and 9-16 overall. They have stopped a four-game losing skid.
CWC Up Next:
Wednesday, February 13th
CWC will take on Northwest College at 530 and 730.
The women beat the Trappers in Powell their first time while the men would lose.
Home games can be heard live on 88.1 FM, and watched on Riv/Lan Cable TV channel 189 or video streaming online at Rustler Athletics.com.
Away games usually can be seen via a link posted to the Rustler Radio or CWC Athletics facebook page each game day. Also each sports’ specific facebook and twitter pages.
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