Central basketball teams got a split at Eastern Wyoming College on Saturday.   The men’s team earned a season sweep over the Lancers in a come from behind win.  The win also halted a three game losing skid for the Rustlers. The women would split their two conference games with EWC with each team winning on their home court.

The Rustler women were outscored in all four quarters.  They found themselves down 46 to 31 at half. “Turnovers, again, were our demise.” said coach Lindsey Fearing.  The Rustlers turned the ball over 29 times to EWC. Five Lancers scored in double figures. They would make 10 three’s and 14 free throws in the win.

Freshman Essy Latu played the entire game for CWC and led the Rustlers scoring 17 points.  Rylee Burmester scored 16 and pulled down 9 rebounds. Tamia Cutignola dished out five assists.

The Rustler men trailed for almost the entire game by nearly double digits.   The Rustler defense got stops and then converted on the other end to tie the game at 80.  Darius Guinn hit a three to give CWC their first lead in the game with :57 seconds to play.   From there, they got stops and hit shots and free throws to seal the win. CWC connected on a season-high 22 three-pointers in the game, going 22 for 38.

Coach Brad Schmit, “The second half was the difference.  The guys bought into each other and held them to 12 points in the last 11 minutes of the game.   It wasn’t anything I said, it was just them believing in each other.”

Connor Nelson scored 22 to lead the way hitting 6 threes. Darius Guinn scored 18 with a trio of three’s and 9 of 10 free throws.  He also had 7 assists. James Woods hit five three-pointers and scored 15. Jacob Smith hit 4 three’s and had 13 points. David Simental scored 9 points but went 4 for 4 from the field including three big buckets in the final minutes down low.

*Men’s Notes  

Central’s Men are 4 and 5 in league play, and 9 and 15 overall.   The men stopped a three game losing skid.

*Women’s Notes:

Central is 2-7 in league play, and 8-16 overall.    They have lost four in a row.

CWC Up Next:

CWC will have two home games this week.  Monday they host Western Wyoming and Wednesday will host Northwest College.   Games are at 5:30 and 7:30 both nights at Rustler Gym.

Wednesday, February 11th

CWC will take on Western Wyoming for the first time this season.  Games are at Rustler gym at 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

Western Wyoming Men  8-15 (2-6) Western last time out was beaten at Casper 126 to 89.

Western Wyoming Women 4-19  (1-8)

Media Links:

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.

Find box scores, rosters, schedules and other news at the CWC Official Athletic site:   www.rustlerathletics.com