SHERIDAN, Wyo. – The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team will head into the holiday break spreading some holiday cheer after capturing their 11th straight win with an 82-60 win over Sheridan College in the final day of the Sheridan Christmas Classic Saturday evening in Sheridan, Wyoming.
The win moves WNCC to 12-2 on the season as they prepare for a 3-week break before returning to action January 7 when they travel to take on Casper College.
Saturday’s contest was all WNCC as the Cougars led from start to finish. WNCC opened the game by rolling to a 32-12 lead after the first 10 minutes and had a commanding 55-27 lead at halftime. WNCC shot 51 percent in the opening half, including burying 10 3-pointers.
The second half was evenly played considering WNCC already had the game under control. WNCC shot just 24 percent in the second half. WNCC held a 30-point lead after three quarters 72-42 before the Generals outscored the Cougars 22-10 in the fourth quarter.
WNCC had four players in double figures. Tishara Morehouse led all scorers with 24 points, including making three 3-pointers. Merle Wiehl followed with 19 points and five 3-pointers, while Taylor Joplin had 13 points and three treys. R’Manie Pulling tallied 12 points and two treys.
Another big key in the win was free throw shooting. The Cougars were a blistering 14 of 15 from the charity stripe, while the Generals were 15 of 22.
WNCC (12-2) 32 23 20 10 – 82
Andrijana Reljic 2, Merle Wiehl 19, Allysah Boothe 3, Eva Langton 4, Taylor Joplin 13, Tishara Morehouse 24, R’Manie Pulling 12, Yuliyana Valcheva 5.
Kassie Hoyer 20, Lani Taliauli 19, Darcy Walker 2, Noora Parttimaa 7, Marta Colas 3, Cynthia Green 5, Sara Oca 4.