Lady Lancers split with Casper, Western Wyoming


TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball team split its final two home games of the season last week with Casper College and Western Wyoming Community College.

On Wednesday, the Lady Lancers fell to Casper, 64-58.

Eastern Wyoming jumped out to a 6-0 behind four points from freshman Ane Esnal Aguirre and two from freshman Emilia Axelsson in the first two minutes of the game.

With 5:15 left in the opening quarter, Casper started its comeback.

The Lady Thunderbirds went on a 13-2 run, spanning into the first minute of the second quarter.

Casper led 17-12 before sophomore Paula Martinez Sanz sparked an EWC rally of its own.

By halftime, the Lady Lancers regained the lead 22-21.

The Eastern Wyoming lead reached as many as 27-21 early in the third quarter, but with under three minutes to play in the frame, Casper found itself back on top.

The Lady Lancers led on one more occasion in the opening seconds of the fourth at 42-40, but Casper went back on top for good in the with seven and a half minutes to go in the game.

The Lady Thunderbirds poured on 24 points over the final 10 minutes of the game.

Aguirre led all scorers with 20 points, while freshman Raleigh Basart and Sanz added 13 apiece.

On Saturday, the Lady Lancers sent the trio of sophomores –Sanz, Barbara Trehub and Mar Bastida Olivares – out on a winning, defeating Western Wyoming Community College, 61-43.

Axelsson led EWC with a double-digits with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Basart added 14 points. Aguirre had 10 points.

The Lady Lancers will wrap up the regular season with road trips to Cheyenne on Wednesday to face Laramie County Community College at 5:30 p.m. and to Gillette on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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