EWC men 1-2 at Casper Thanksgiving tourney

Andrew Towne/Torrington Telegram EWC freshman guard Jonatan Arvidsson drives past a defender last week against Northwest Kansas Tech JV. Arvidsson scored a team-high 14 points in a 65-43 loss to Casper College Saturday.

Lancers open tournament with win over Dakota College at Bottineau

CASPER – The Eastern Wyoming College men’s basketball team opened the Casper College’s Foss Motors Thanksgiving Classic with a victory, but the next two games, the Lancers came up on the short end of the scoreboard.

The Lancers scored 50 first-half en route to a 94-80 victory over Dakota College at Bottineau to open the weekend’s trio of games.

EWC raced out to an early 16-point advantage, but the Lumberjacks closed the gap to 50-44 by halftime.

The Lancers managed to pull way in the second half, outscoring Dakota College, 44-35.

No stats were available from the game.

The next day, Eastern Wyoming let a 35-31 halftime lead slip through its fingers in a 76-64 loss to Colorado Northwestern Community College.

The Lancers were limited to only 29 second-half points, while EWC’s defense gave up 45.

No stats were available from the game.

In the final game of the tournament, the Lancers played tournament host, the Casper College Thunderbirds.

It was a low-scoring match throughout the contest with Casper topping EWC, 65-43.

The Lancers were held to 16 points through the first 20 minutes of play while giving up 29 points.

In the second half, Casper managed to pull away, extending its lead to as many as 22 in the closing moments of the game.

The Lancers were led by freshman Jonatan Arvidsson with 14 points, while freshman Brandon Meadows added 13.

EWC shot 41.3 percent in the loss, while the Thunderbirds shot 46.6 percent.

The Lancers (4-6) host Western Nebraska Community College (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

EWC 16 27 – 43

CC 29 36 – 65

EWC: Brandon Meadows 13, Jonatan Arvidsson 14, David Hook 8, Jacob Pfaffinger 2, Jeremi Jiba 6

Casper:Amin Adamu 6, Isaac Bonton 13, Zion Tordoff 9, Broc Finstuen 19, James Hampshire 1, Braxton Bertolette 12, Keiron Goodwin 2, Emmanuel N’Tula 3


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