TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball team scored wins over Sheridan College and Northwest College last week.
On Wednesday, the Lady Lancers jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first four and a half minutes en route to a 79-68 victory over the Sheridan Lady Generals.
The win marked career No. 200 for EWC coach Tom Andersen.
After grabbing an early eight-point advantage, Sheridan cut the deficit to as few as one in the second quarter. The visitors eventually took a 38-36 lead early in the third quarter, but freshman Emilia Axelsson tied the game at 38.
Twenty seconds later, freshman Ane Esnal Aguirre broke the tie with an old-fashioned 3-point play to put the Lady Lancers back on top.
EWC never trailed the remainder of the game, pushing its lead to double-digits in the final minute of the game.
The Lady Lancers shot 50 percent (10-of-20) from 3-point range and shot 43.3 percent (26-of-60) percent from the floor.
Axelsson led EWC with 25 points, while Aguirre added 20. Freshman Raleigh Basart tossed in 17.
On Saturday, the Lady Lancers raced out to a 20-12 lead and cruised to a 67-52 win over the Northwest Lady Trappers.
EWC pushed its lead to 33-22 at the half, maintaining their double-digit advantage throughout the second half.
Aguirre led all scorers with 19 points in EWC’s third straight Region IX-North win. Sophomore Paula Martinez Sanz added 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. Basart and fellow freshmen Montse Gutierrez Ibanez scored nine points each.
The Lady Lancers (12-10 overall and 5-3 Region IX North) wrap up a three-game home stand on Wednesday against Laramie County Community College, who features Southeast High School graduate Ellie Schmitt on their roster.