SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Eastern Wyoming College men’s basketball team suffered a pair of losses to Central Wyoming College and Western Nebraska Community College.
After dropping 54 points on CWC in the first half of Saturday’s home game, the Lancers ultimately fell 92-86.
Central Wyoming overcame a 54-44 deficit, outscoring the Lancers 48-32 in the second half.
Sophomore Brandon Meadows led all scorers with a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Jonatan Arvidsson added 16 points. David Hook tossed 13.
Both teams shot better than 55 percent from the floor, while the Lancers shot 61 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
On Monday, Eastern Wyoming held an early 4-3 lead, but on the next possession, the Western Nebraska Community College Cougars drained a 3-pointer going in front 6-4.
It was a lead which Western Nebraska never surrendered the remainder of the game in a 96-70 loss.
The Lancers stayed within six until the midway point in the second half.
With 10 and a half minutes left in the game, freshman Jordan Potts 3-pointer drew the Lancers within 61-57.
However, the Cougars outscored the Eastern Wyoming 37-12 over the remainder of the game to pull away for the victory.
Potts led all scorers with 27. Meadows added 12.
The Lancers shot 32 percent, while Western Nebraska shot 51 percent from the floor.
The loss drops EWC to 9-17 on the season. They travel to Rock Springs to face Western Wyoming Community College on Saturday for a 4 p.m. contest.