Central's Men and Women fall in Saturday's games

Saturday was a rough day for both Central Wyoming College basketball teams. The men lost to Utah State-College of Eastern Utah 82-64 and the women were run out the gym at Scottsbluff in a 90 to 34 beating at Western Nebraska. At Ephraim, Utah, the Rustlers trailed the entire way and were down by 13 at half-time, 46-33. The Rustlers were outrebounded 37-25 and were outshot. USU-E shot 56 percent from the field, 50 percent from long range and 50 percent from the line. The Rustlers shot 46 percent from the field, and 32 percent from the three-point range. CWC did shoot 80 percent from the free throw line, although they had only five attempts. Leading Central scorer was Nolan Marcus with 12, Justice Augmen added 10 and Nicholas Anderson just missed double figures with 9. Eastern, meanwhile, had six players in double figures. At Scottsbluff, the Cougars went on a 32-3 run to put the game away in the second quarter, leading by 50 points at half-time, 70-20. At the end of the first quarter, Western Nebraska held a lead of 20-14. “We came out and played well in the first (qtr.) but fell victim to offensive boards and poorly executed offenses again,” said Rustlers Coach Serol Stauffenberg. CWC was outrebounded 43-23. “When we don't control those two things consistently, we struggle.” The women failed to have any player reach double figures. Olivia Thompson had nine and Loveeda White 6. Western’s Sladiana Rakovic finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead her team. Next up for Central, the men play Thursday at Casper versus Snow College and the women return to the court Friday at Rock Springs against the Utah All Stars. #county10 #news #sports