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Jan. 21, 2015
Rustler Women Defeat Northwest at Home, Improve to 4-1 in Conference Play
(Riverton, Wyo.) The Rustler Women improved their conference record, Tuesday night, defeating a tough Trappers team 55-52. In what turned out to be a close game through the entirety, the Rustlers played till the finish. The Rustlers led the entire game till just under 3 minutes remained and the Trappers took a two point lead. But, utilizing their 6'6" forward Sophomore Stephanie Smith and some clutch free throws made by the team in the late minutes, the Rustlers would take that lead back and hold on.
The Rustlers hold on to 3rd place in the North Region. They will play at Western Saturday.
Leading scorer for the Rustlers was Smith with 19. Sophomore Kiara Skinner followed with 11.
Smith also brought down 7 rebounds and had 2 blocked shots.
Dec. 6, 2014
Rustler End Weekend Classic with a Come from Behind Win Over Eastern Wyoming
(Riverton, Wyo.) The Lady Rustlers were home for the first time this season as they hosted the CWC Classic at Rustler Gymnasium. The Rustlers opened the tournament against an undefeated Western Nebraska team. The Cougars game away with another win as they defeated the hometown Rustlers 51-40. The Rustlers failed to have anyone score in double digits as Kiara Skinner and Hannah Beede were leading scorers with 9 points each. Skinner also led in rebounds with 7.
The Rustlers came back Saturday to defeat Eastern Wyoming 68-62, after being down by 17 at half-time. The Rustlers were defeated by Eastern earlier this season, at Torrington. The Rustlers were prepared for the press this time around. The Rustlers were led in scoring by Beede with 20. Stephanie Smith added another double-double to her career with 11 points, 12 rebounds and also had 5 blocks in the game.
The Rustlers head to San Diego to compete in a tournament before the break. They will be back at Rustler Gymnasium with the men January 9 & 10 for their first conference matches, hosting Gillette College & Sheridan College.
Nov. 30, 2014
Women Win One, Lose One on the Road
(Rock Springs, Wyo) The Lady Rustlers traveled to Rock Springs, Wy over the weekend facing Salt Lake Community College and Utah State University – Eastern. The Rustler opened the weekend falling to #10 Salt Lake CC 77-51. The Bruins held the Rustlers to just 51 points. Sophomore Jolonna Sazue scored 13 and Kiara Skinner scored 14.
The Rustlers came back Saturday to defeat USU-E 80-79. Stephanie Smith had 17 points, 18 rebounds, and 7 blocked shots. Hannah Beede and Kiara Skinner each added an additional 16 points. The Rustlers held the Golden Eagles to under 30% shooting.
The Rustlers are home for the first time this season as they host their classic December 5 & 6. The Rustlers will host Western Nebraska, Friday 6:00pm and Eastern Wyoming, Saturday 2:00pm.
Nov. 22, 2014
Women Defeat Colby CC Before Falling to Nationally Ranked Western Nebraska
(Scottsbluff, Neb) Over the weekend the women competed in Western Nebraska's Classic. The women handled Colby CC, 71-44 Friday night. Sophomore Jocelyn Jones scored a season high 20 points while also grabbing 7 rebounds for the Rustlers. Sophomore Stephanie Smith grabbed 10 rebounds and made 5 blocks.
Saturday the Rustlers played tournament host, #16 ranked Western Nebraska. The Rustlers fell to the Cougars 67-48. Hannah Beede led the Rustlers with 12 points, Jolonna Sazue had 11, and Lashyra Butlerscored 10. Smith once again made a defensive presence with 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Smith currently has 33 blocks in the first 7 games for the Rustlers, making her the 5th ranked blocker in the Nation.
The Lady Rustlers hit the Road over the Holiday Weekend to play Salt Lake CC and Utah State University-Eastern in Rock Springs, WY.
Nov. 15, 2014
Women Split on the Road at Northwest College Classic
(Powell, Wyo) The Lady Rustlers defeat former Region IX competitor Dawson CC 73-43 in the opening game of the Trappers Classic. Sophomore Jolonna Sazue netted a season high 26 points, just three points shy of matching her career high of 29.
The Rustlers fell by just two points the following day to Bismarck State College, 79-77. Sophomore Jocelyn Jones had 18 points & 19 rebounds, leading all Rustlers in Scoring. Sophomore Tonya Busse grabbed 11 rebounds.
Nov. 12, 2014
Rustler Women Fall to Eastern Wyoming on the Road
The Rustler Women's Basketball team fell to Eastern Wyoming on the road in Torrington, Tuesday, 68-52. Eastern grabbed the lead from the start and never looked back, putting on a full court press that the Rustlers struggled to get by. The Rustlers were able to get within single-digits of Eastern, but were unable to take the lead.
Sophomore Stephanie Smith grabbed a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots. Sophomores Jolonna Sazue and Kiara Skinner each scored 8 points as well, for the Rustlers.
The Rustlers are back on the road this weekend. They will compete in Powell, WY at the Northwest College Classic where they will take on Bismarck State College and former Region IX competitor Dawson Community College. They will meet Eastern Wyoming again on December 5th for the Classic held at Rustler Gymnasium.
Nov. 1, 2014
Rustlers Hit the Road and Open Season 2-0
(Casper, Wyo) In their season opener the Women's Basketball team started strong defeating Otero JC and Lamar CC in the Casper College Tip-Off Tournament. Sophomore Jolonna Sazue led the Rustlers with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Sophomore Stephanie Smith brought down 11 rebounds to go with her 14 points. Transfer Lashyra Butler also netted 14 points for the Rustlers, as they defeated Otero 63-58.
In game two, the Rustlers dominated Lamar CC 99-68. Sophomores Hannah Beede and Smith each scored 18, while Sazue scored 16. The Rustlers were 50% from the field.
Online Basketball Form
Athletes interested in more information on the CWC Women's Basketball Program should complete an online Basketball Form and email it or send a printed copy to the CWC Athletic Department, attn: Athletic Director, 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY 82501.