Starting strong in the first half, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers fell short in the second half resulting in a loss to Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs, 90-75 on Saturday Feb. 20.
The men kept a close score in the first half; lagging by two points, 36-34 but they were unable to bounce back in the second half losing by 15 points.
A trio of Rustlers played in the double digits with Nicholas Anderson in the lead with 19 points, followed by Jordan Rohan with 17 and Marcus Nolan with ten.
The Mustangs played at a higher percentage across the board in field goals, free throws and three-pointers; with the Rustlers lagging by more than 10 percent. Playing above 60 percent in free throws were Brannon Cresanto, Anderson and Nolan.
This was the last home game of the season. The Rustlers will head to the Region IX tournament this weekend and will once again take on Western in attempt to make it to the next level.
“It’s a one game season at this point,” said Pat Rafferty, head coach. “Our record is 0-0. We’re very capable of making a post season run. We’ve come a long way and we believe we can make some noise in the post season.”