TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancers fell to the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles 64-61 on Wednesday evening at the Verl Petsch Jr. Activities Center.
Lady Lancer sophomore Emily Buchanan tied the game at 59 apiece with 45 seconds left in the game, but that proved to be as close as Eastern Wyoming came to seeing the lead the entire game.
Over the final seconds of the game, the visiting Golden Eagles polished off any hopes of an EWC comeback with a 6-2 spurt.
Earlier in the game, Laramie County jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the Lady Lancers got on the scoreboard nearly two minutes into the game.
The LCCC reached 11 late in the opening quarter.
In the second quarter, the Lady Lancers chipped away at the deficit, cutting it to as few as 30-26 courtesy of a 3-pointer from freshman McKenzie Becker.
Coming out of the locker room, the Golden Eagles kept EWC at bay, extending their lead back to as many as 10 midway through the quarter.
Late in the third quarter, the Lady Lancers put together a 7-0 run, spanning into the early moments of the fourth quarter.
The swing cut the LCCC lead to 49-48.
The Golden Eagles called a timeout and went on a run of their own. The visitors scored eight of the next 10 points.
However, Eastern Wyoming had one more run in them, eventually tying the game at 59 before coming up three points short by the time the final horn sounded.
Becker led the team with 14 points, while Paula Martinez Sanz and Buchanan added 12 points teach.
EWC shot 36.9 percent from the floor and were 4 of 26 from the 3-point range.
The Lady Lancers (21-8) will wrap up the regular season schedule against Gillette College on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Eastern Wyoming College also fell to Western Wyoming 81-80 last Saturday in Rock Springs.
Buchanan led the way with 22 points, while sophomore Abril Rexach Roure added 17.