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Rustlers defeat Bucs on Sophomore Night
Riverton, WY (February 23) –In their final home game of the season, the CWC men's basketball team defeated Dawson Community College 71-67. The win on sophomore night improves the Rustlers record to 18–9 on the year and 7–8 overall in conference play.
The Rustler faithful saw sophomores James “Deuce” Johnson of North Hills, CA, Ali Sabra of Las Vegas, NV and Preston Eaton of Mapleton, UT for the last time. The Rustlers played a strong first half and went into the locker room up 38-29. Dawson used a barrage of late and very long three point shots to make the game close at the end. The Rustlers made their free throws and were 17 of 19 for the second half to help preserve the victory.
Freshman Malachi Roberts led the Rustlers with 21 points and went 11 for 11 from the free throw line. Freshman Armani Flannigan had 20 points on 10 of 15 and eight rebounds. Johnson had 10 points on 3 of 6 shooting and 4 of 4 shooting from the free throw line. Freshman Davion Pearson led the team in assists with five.
“I’m very happy for our guys to be able to get the victory tonight," Conach Curtis Condie proclaimed. "We played a team that got hot at the end and they made tough shots. Our guys stepped up and made their free throws and showed we are going to be a team that to be reckoned with at the Region IX Tournament. It was tough to say good bye to our sophomores tonight and I hope the people of this area appreciate their efforts.”
The Rustlers prepare to take on Little Big Horn College on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the last conference game of the year for the Rustlers as they look to improve their seed in the Region IX Tournament.