TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball team snapped a four-game skid last Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Lancers jumped out to a 9-0 lead en route to a 96-80 win over Western Wyoming Community College.
“It was good to get a win after a few losses,” EWC coach Tom Andersen said. “Hopefully, it’ll get us going again.”
Despite the quick start, the visiting Lady Mustangs countered with an 8-0 spurt to cut the deficit to one. That proved to be as close as Western Wyoming came to seeing the lead the rest of the contest.
For the game, the Lady Lancers shot 50.8 percent from the floor.
“The last few games that we have lost, we have shot poorly,” Andersen said. “I think we shot better than what we normally do today, but we got out on the break and got some good looks.”
EWC had four players in double figures, including a team-high 22 from sophomore Emily Buchanan and 16 each from guards Abril Rexach Roure and Ines Salat Margarit.
“We got some penetration, and we finished the plays,” Andersen said. “It makes a big difference, and we needed all those points at the end.”
On the other side of the floor, the Lady Lancers held the Lady Mustangs to 35 percent shooting.
“I thought our defense was pretty good,” Andersen said. “We were aggressive.”
The Lady Lancers committed 24 fouls in the win.
“We had a few more fouls than what we would like, but it was just because of our aggressiveness,” Andersen said. “We really wanted to get out and guard people.”
EWC also forced 22 Western Wyoming turnovers, including 13 steals.
The Lady Lancers (16-5) travel to Powell to face Northwest College on Saturday, Feb. 2. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. It will be the first of three straight games on the road for EWC.