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Casper College basketball caps impressive weekend with Saturday routs
CASPER COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Casper College basketball caps impressive weekend with Saturday routs

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Casper College girls basketball

Casper College's Kobe King-Hawea drives to the basket against Western Nebraska Community College on Feb. 3 at Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym in Casper.

The eight-ranked Casper College women’s basketball team remained unbeaten with a 96-52 victory over Western Wyoming Community College on Saturday at Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym.

The T-Birds (9-0) led 50-26 at the half and out-rebounded the Mustangs 50-32 in winning their 24th consecutive game dating back to last season.

Natalia Othkmezuri finished with 24 points, including a 6-of-7 performance from behind the arc, to lead four players in double figures for Casper College.

Kobe King-Hawae added 18 points, while Joseana Vaz had 13 points and seven rebounds and Kate Robertson (Natrona County) had 12 points and six boards.

The T-Birds were scheduled to host the Rocky Mountain College JV on Wednesday before traveling to Riverton to face Central Wyoming College next Saturday, but both of those games have been canceled. They are slated to host the Wyoming All-Stars on Saturday.

The men’s team improved to 4-0 at home with a weekend sweep of Impact Academy.

The T-Birds (4-4) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 144-90 blowout on Friday and came back Saturday with a 126-87 victory.

Seven players scored in double figures Friday, led by Dion Ford with 24. The T-Birds shot 68.6 percent from the field (59 of 86).

They are back on the court Monday when they host Colorado Northwest Community College with a 7 p.m. tip-off.

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Sports Editor

Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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