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Rustlers open Bailey Tire Tip Off Classic with victory
Riverton, WY (Nov. 11) – The Central Wyoming College Men’s Basketball opened up the Bailey Tire Tip Off Classic with a 108 to 44 victory over Aaniiih Nakota College. With the victory the Rustlers improve to 3 – 0 on the season.
The Rustlers used a balance scoring effort and 16 of 27 from the three-point line to secure the victory. Sophomore Preston Eaton, a Springville, Utah native and a Western Nebraska transfer led the team with 25 points. He was 7 of 11 from behind the arc.
Freshman and Las Vegas, Nev., native Davion Pearson had 20 points to go along with his six assists. Freshman Braden Wright of Payson, Utah, had 20 points and seven rebounds for the game. Sophomore James “Deuce” Johnson from North Hills, CA and Louisiana Tech transfer had 12 points and eight rebounds. Freshman and Rockford, Ill., native Armani Flannigan had his first double double of his career with 11 point and 10 rebounds.
“Tonight was a very good home opener for us," said firsst-year Rustler Coach Curtis Condie. "We shot the ball extremely well. Ithought our effort was very good especially since we only had nine bodies to play tonight. We can enjoy for tonight but tomorrow we have to come back and give a better effort.”
The Rustlers takes on Stone Child College in the second day of the Bailey Tire Tip Off Classic. Stone Child College lost to Western Wyoming Community College 115 to 67 in the first day of the classic.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the game can also be seen live locally on Channel 5 and online through the cwc.edu website. Just click on the link on the home page “Basketball Live." CWC looks to improve to 4 – 0 on the year.
Rustlers get fourth win at Bailey Tire Tip Off Classic
Riverton, WY (Nov. 12) – The Central Wyoming College men’s basketball team picked up their fourth win of the season with a 107 to 44 victory over Stone Child College in the final night of the Bailey Tire Tip Off Classic. With the win the Rustlers record now stands at 4 – 0.
The Rustlers had another night of balanced scoring with five players in double figures. Springville, Utah sophomore Preston Eaton led the Rustlers with 24 points. Freshman Armani Flannigan of Rockford, Ill., had 19 points on 9 of 10 shooting. Sheridan transfer, freshman Malachi Roberts had 18 points off the bench, while North Hills, Calif., sophomore James “Deuce” Johnson had 12 points. Freshman and Payson, UT native Braden Wright finished out the double figure scoring with 11 points. Las Vegas, Nev., freshman Davion Pearson had nine assists as he distributed the offense, to go with his eight points and seven rebounds.
The Rustlers had another good night on the boards as they out rebounded Stone Child College 52 to 22. They also had only seven turnovers for the night, while they forced 22 turnovers by Stone Child. CWC also shot the ball well, shooting 59 percent for the night and held their opponents to 35 percent.
“Our effort was really good tonight,” said Coach Curtis Condie. “We started off a little slow but we picked it up and were able to follow the game plan that was laid out. We did a very good job of disrupting their offense and then for us we were able to get the ball inside for good quality shots.”
The Rustlers now look to add to their win total next week at the Electrical Dynamics Classic next Friday and Saturday nights, November 18 and 19 in Rustler Gym. They will take on The University of Nebraska –College of Technical Agricultural, otherwise none as Nebraska Tech. Tech is a four-year university that plays at the NAIA level and United State Collegiate Athletic Association level. This is not a junior varsity team. This will be the first time a four-year school comes to Riverton to take on Central Wyoming College. Tip Off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. for Friday, November 18.