SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball team fell to 1-5 on Tuesday evening with an 81-55 loss at the hands of the No. 12-ranked Western Nebraska Community College Lady Cougars.
Lady Lancer freshman Anna Soler gave her team an early 2-0 lead off a steal and layup, but it proved to be the only lead of the night for EWC.
On the ensuing WNCC possession, the Lady Cougars drained home the first of their six 3-pointers for the evening and never looked back for the remainder of the evening.
Eastern Wyoming was only playing with seven players, and it didn’t take long for fatigue to set in.
The triple started a brief 7-0 spurt which was slowed by a 3-pointer by EWC freshman Rosa Revueltas.
From that point on, Western Nebraska’s lead grew, reaching as many as 76-42 with 6:10 left in the game.
Late in the game, EWC made a 15-2 during a five-minute stretch of the fourth, but it was too much to overcome in the 26-point loss.
The Lady Lancers shot 30.4% from the field, while WNCC shot 43.1%.
Revueltas led the team in scoring with 19 points. Sophomore Libbie Schaefer added 13 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Ana Gascon grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.
Lady Lancers go 1-2 at
The Lady Lancers picked up their first win of the season at the Bruin Classic in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday against Snow College.
Prior to the victory, EWC dropped Thursday’s game against the Utah All-Stars 75-64.
With the Lady Lancers leading 39-31 at half, the All-Stars outscored EWC 28-5 in the third quarter.
Sophomore Janette Hanni led the team in scoring with 28 points, while Soler added 13. Revueltas added eight off the bench.
The next night, EWC came up short 61-51 to Salt Lake Community College.
EWC trailed 32-29 at halftime, and SLCC pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Lancers 19-10.
Revueltas led the team in scoring with 21 points, while Soler added 10.
In the tournament’s finale, EWC scored its first win of the season 69-57 over Snow College.
Falling behind 20-14 after the first 10 minutes, Eastern Wyoming outscored Snow 44-20 over the next two quarters to take a 58-40 lead going into the final quarter.
Over the final 10 minutes, EWC fended of Snow College as they outscored the Lady Lancers 17-11.
Eastern Wyoming had five players in double figures, led by Revueltas with 18, while Hanni added 16. Gascon had 14. Schaefer and Soler added 10 and 11, respectively.
The Lady Lancers (1-5) travel to Colorado Northwestern on Friday, Nov. 26 and to College of Southern Idaho on Saturday, Nov. 27. Both games are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.