Rustlers win by a nail biter

Rustlers win by a nail biter

A one point difference brought home a win for the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team against Casper College Feb. 15, 64-63.

At the end of the first half the Casper Thunderbirds were in the lead, 33-29 but the Rustlers fought back in the second half bringing in 35 points.

"This game was a perfect example of a team not playing their best basketball but finding a way to win anyway," said Jack Nelson, head coach. "We've talked all year about playing our way no matter what. Whether we are up 10, down 10 or it's a tie game all we need to do is try and make the right play for our team."

Bringing in double figures for the team was Irshaad Hunte with 19, Alihan Demir with 15 and Marcus Nolan with 12. Nolan also brought down 10 rebounds during the contest.

The contest was intense throughout the evening as the score tied six times and changed leads eight times.

"I'm definitely proud of our guys as they never stopped believing. Even when we were down 11 in the second half we never stopped trying to play the right way."