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Commanding win on road boosts Lady Rustlers record
Powell, WY (February 1) – The Central Wyoming College women’s basketball team defeated the Lady Trappers of Northwest College,76-53. They used a 26 to 5 run to open the game and kept that margin throughout the game for the win. The Lady Rustlers record improves to 10–10 on the year and 3–6 in conference play.
Sydney, Australian sophomore Jacki Nicholson led the Lady Rustlers with 31 points. Spanish Fork, UT sophomore Brynlie Nielsen had a double/double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.Rock Springs sophomore courtney Patterson and Mountain View freshman Emily Smith both finished with 10 points each. Preston, ID freshman Elise Keller grabbed 9 rebounds and Rock Springs freshman Porsha Wadsworth came off the bench and scored 8 points.
“I thought the Ladies were really focused tonight as we started the game. They did a tremendous job of attacking Northwest College where we felt their weakness was. Our defense might have been the best we have played at times this year. I also thought we did a very good job of moving the ball and making the extra pass” Coach Serol Stauffenberg said.
On Saturday, the Lady Rustlers travel to Casper to take on the first place Lady Thunderbirds, whose record is 19–2 overall and 8–1 in conference play. Tipoff is 3 p.m. This will be the second match up between the two teams with the T-birds defeating the Lady Rustlers 55-45 on December 10 in Riverton.