women's basketball player, Kyla Paulus dribbles the ball down the court in a contest against Miles Community College

The lady Rustlers had a successful match against Little Big Horn College on Jan. 13, winning on their home court 101-60.

Leading in double digits was Loveeda White with 23 followed by teammate Atajma Criss-Felton with 22. Brining in 12 points each for the Rustlers were Bailey Forney and Olivia Thompson.

Both teams were evenly matched in free throws, playing 61 percent but the lady Rustlers led the way in field goals playing 54.4 percent to LBHCs 33.8 percent. The ladies brought down 54 rebounds during the contest and had 19 assists.

The game started a little sluggish and I don’t think we executed our offense in the first half but we came out in the second with more intensity on defense and started to execute offensively. It’s good to start our sub-region play with a win. ”

Unfortunately the ladies couldn’t keep their momentum for the next two games, coming home with two losses. They played Miles Community College Saturday, Jan. 14 losing by 16 points; 96-80.

Thompson and Forney brought in 18 points each with Criss-Felton contributing 16. The ladies played 73.7 percent in free throws and 47.1 percent in three-pointers.

Their next contest was against Eastern Wyoming College on Monday which also resulted in a loss, 85-73.

The ladies were on their mark for free throws playing 80 percent. The lady Rustlers brought down 35 rebounds during the contest. In the lead for double-digits was Criss-Felton with 21 points followed by White with 16 and Thompson with 13.

“The girls played extremely hard,” Swartz said. “It was a great team effort. We had a season high of five in double figures. We shot the ball well and rebounded well; we just ran out of gas in the fourth quarter.”

The ladies played Gillette College today and will return to their home court this Saturday. Tip-off is at 3pm.