POWELL – The Eastern Wyoming College men’s basketball team dropped their first two Region IX North Division contests last week – both on the road.
The Lancers came up short in overtime 74-68 to Sheridan College on Wednesday, before losing to Northwest College 88-65 on Saturday in Powell.
It took a steal on an inbounds play and a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from sophomore Jordan Potts to tie the game at 67, forcing an extra period.
All that came after Eastern Wyoming let a seven-point advantage slip through its fingers over the final nine minutes of the game.
In the extra period, the Lancer offense mustered only free throws, while Sheridan added seven points to pull away for the six-point win.
Freshman Carter Berish led the Lancers with 17 points, while sophomore Sam Tiley and sophomore Jonathan Hall had 12 points each. For the game, Berish was 5 of 7 from 3-point range.
On Saturday, Eastern Wyoming fell behind early and was unable to close the gap in the 23-point loss.
The Trappers held a 40-24 lead after a half, and the home team saw the lead grow in the final 20 minutes, outscoring the Lancers 48-41.
Sophomore Jonatan Arvidsson led EWC with 20 points and eight rebounds, while Tiley added 10 points.
The Lancers (10-7 overall and 0-2 in the Region IX North) return home Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to face Gillette College (15-2 and 1-1) and Saturday at 4 p.m. to square off against Central Wyoming College (10-7 and 0-3).