CHEYENNE – A slow start from Laramie County Community College in the first quarter hurt as Eastern Wyoming College jumped out to a big lead in route to a 93-58 win. The Golden Eagles fall to 15-9 overall and 6-3 in the Region IX North, while the Lancers improve to 19-5 overall and 6-3 in the Region IX North.
This is the first of two meetings between the two teams.
The Lancers took advantage of the Golden Eagles slow start with a 10-0 run just under the five minute mark in the first quarter. The run led to the Lancers taking the first quarter 28-12. The second quarter the Golden Eagles chipped away at the lead early on but the Lancers would answer and extend their lead. The Lancers took the lead into halftime with a score of 46-26.
After the halftime break, the Golden Eagles shot the ball better as it was their only 20-point quarter. The Lancers were still able to find the net and pushed the after the third to 70-46.
Emily Buchanan led the Lancers with 17 points, while Abril Roure, Nicole Cutler and Paula Sanz added 16.
The Golden Eagles shot 18-of-69 from the field for 26.1 percent, 10-of-33 from 3-point range for 30.3 percent and 12-of-20 from the free-throw line for 60 percent. The Lancers shot 33-of-67 from the field for 49.3 percent, 12-of-28 from beyond the arc for 42.9 percent and 15-of-21 from the free-throw line for 71.4 percent.
LCCC recorded 19 turnovers and six steals, while EWC committed 14 turnovers with 10 steals.
The Golden Eagles will return to action on Feb. 9 for a Region IX North game against Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming. Game time is 2 p.m.