Rustlers post first victory while on the road
Ephraim, Utah (November 2) – The Central Wyoming College men’s basketball team opened up the year with a 90-44 victory over Impact Academy of Las Vegas. The Rustlers used balanced scoring, shooting 60% from the field and 44% from behind the 3 point line to control the game from start to finish.
James “Deuce” Johnson the sophomore from North Hills, CA and transfer from Louisiana Tech University led the Rustlers with 20 points, 18 of those points came in the first half on 8 of 10 shooting. Also helping out the Rustlers inside was Rockford, IL freshman Armani Flannigan with 14 points. Springville, UT sophomore Preston Eaton also had double figures with 12 points.
The Rustlers used a big first half outscoring Impact Academy 59-18. CWC also out rebounded their opponent and held Impact Academy to 25% shooting in the first half and 33 percent for the game. Coming off the bench with big contributions were Las Vegas, NV sophomore Ali Sabra and West Jordan, UT freshman Jordan Phouthavong both with nine points.
“We played with some good energy in the first half," said Coach Curtis Condie. "The three sophomores that showed their experience of what it takes to play at this level. The freshmen had an eye opening experience tonight and they are going to get better over time. Over all I’m very pleased with the effort but we have a long way to go," he concluded.
The Rustlers now take on Impact Academy’s other team who lost to host Snow College in a late night match up. St. Mary’s College University out of Canada had to cancel their trip to the tournament late Sunday night.