Lady Lancers split with Central Wyo., Western Neb.


SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball team split a pair of games with Central Wyoming College and Western Nebraska Community College.

On Saturday afternoon, the Lady Lancers defeated Central, 95-68.

EWC scored at least 20 points in each quarter en route to the teams 20th victory of the season.

After grabbing a 24-18 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Lancers extended their lead to 46-31 at the half.

EWC’s lead only grew over the course of the final 20 minutes of play.

Sophomore Emily Buchanan led the team with 17 points, while freshmen Paula Martinez Sanz and McKenzie Becker added 14 points each. Sophomore Nicole Cutler tossed in 10.

On Monday, the Lady Lancers traveled to Scottsbluff to face with the nationally ranked Lady Cougars.

It was all Western Nebraska from the opening tip.

Sophomore Abril Rexach Roure tied the game at 3 apiece in the first minute and a half of play, but the Lady Cougars responded with a 15-1 run over the next five minutes.

The home team shot 48 percent from the floor while limited the Lady Lancers to 27 percent in a 104-58 runaway victory for Western Nebraska.

Less than five minutes into the second quarter, the Lady Cougars had already 50 points for the game, cruising to a 46-point win.

Buchanan led the team with 14 points, while Sanz added eight and Roure seven.

The Lady Lancers (20-6) travel to Rock Springs on Saturday to face Western Wyoming Community College at 2 p.m.


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