Lady Lancer hoops go 1-1 in Idaho

Andrew Towne/Torrington Telegram Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Ana Gascon applies a press in the early moments of the Nov. 16 game against Western Nebraska Community College. Gascon had 16 points in a 74-70 win over Colorado Northwestern Community College over the weekend.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball team went 1-1 at Idaho Central Credit Union Invite Friday and Saturday hosted by College of Southern Idaho.

The Lady Lancers opened the weekend off with a 74-70 overtime victory over Colorado Northwestern Community College.

EWC let a seven-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter against CNCC.

The Lady Lancers led 52-45 heading into the final 10 minutes of regulation.

Colorado Northwestern outscored EWC 14-7 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

In the extra period, EWC outscored CNCC 15-11 to pick up team’s second win of the season.

The Lady Lancers shot 37.3% (25-of-67) from the floor in the win.

Sophomore Ana Gascon paced EWC with a double-double, including 16 points and 19 rebounds. Gascon was one of four Lady Lancers in double figures. Freshman Anna Soler added 17 points, while freshman Libbie Schaefer and freshman Rosa Revueltas had 10 apiece.

EWC turned the ball over 25 times in the win.

The next day, the Lady Lancers fell to No. 12 College of Southern Idaho, 62-40.

The CSI Golden Eagles jumped out to a double-digit lead, including scoring the first eight points of the game. Freshman Vanesa Marinova put in the first two points of the game for EWC with 4:11 left in the first quarter.

The Lady Lancers got no closer than an 8-4 deficit with 3:32 left in the opening quarter, but by the time the first quarter came to a close, EWC trailed 16-6.

The CSI lead only grew from there, pushing its lead to 32-15 by halftime.

In the second half, Eastern Wyoming was outscored 30-25.

The Lady Lancers managed to knock down only 25.9% (15-of-58) compared to CSI’s 37.3% (22-of-59). EWC was also outrebounded 49-36.

Soler was the lone Lady Lancers in double-figures with 11 points. Schaefer added nine.

The Lady Lancers (2-6) travel to Lamar (Colorado) Community College on Wednesday for a 3 p.m. contest. The EWC women then open their home portion of the schedule on Friday at 5 p.m. against McCook Community College. They also host North Platte at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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