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CWC defeats Casper College
Riverton, WY (December 10) The CWC Rustlers defeated the Casper College Thunderbirds tonight in conference action, 83-71. This was the Rustlers first conference win of the year and it came against one of the top teams in Region IX. With the win Central Wyoming College’s record improves to 10–2 on the year and 1–1 in conference play.
The Rustlers shot 61% from the field for the night. They also out rebounded the larger Thunderbirds by 12 to help seal the victory.
North Hills, CA sophomore James “Deuce” Johnson led the Rustlers with 19 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He also led the team in rebounding with seven. Las Vegas, NV freshman Davion Pearson, had 16 points to go along with six assists. East Wenatchee, WA freshman Malachi Roberts also had 16 points to help the Rustlers to victory.
“This was a team victory for us tonight over a very good Casper College team. Don’t be surprised if they are not the conference champs at the end of the year. We played our best team game of the year. Guys came in and played hard. Our bench was big time as well. We got great contributions from Dax Upton, Ben Davis, Braden Wright and Ali Sabra," said Coach Condie. "Defensively I thought Armani Flannigan was huge with his six big time blocks. The guys did a great job with the game plan and we had a very good crowd.”
The Rustlers will now take on Region IX Southern Conference member Laramie County Community College in a non-conference game next Tuesday night, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Rustler Gym. The game can be heard live on FM 88.1 and seen live over the internet at www.cwc.edu or locally on Channel 5.