Pronghorn teams down Northwest College squads

GILLETTE, Wyo.--The Pronghorn basketball teams had double-digit leads in their games against the Northwest College Trapper teams on Wednesday night at the South Campus. The Pronghorn women (14-8, 6-3) ended with a 72-52 victory. The (#14) Pronghorn men (20-2, 9-0) finished off the Trappers with a 79-61 final.

In the women's game, Gillette College had a couple scares injury-wise, but had a comfortable lead for most of the game.

Alicia Carline led Gillette with 12 points in the first half. It was more around the first 10 minutes of the game, as Carline fell hard on the floor in the paint in the back court. She left for the remainder of the first half, but did play a couple minutes in the second half. Speaking with Head Coach Will Rider in the post game interview, it seemed to be a rolled ankle, but Carline will get treatment the next couple of days.

Chelsie Pitt led the Pronghorns on the scoreboard. Coming off the bench, Pitt finished with 17 points. A number of players finished over their points-per-game averages in the contest. Whitney George, Breanna Thomas, Kallee Wilson, and MacKenzie Lepley all finished over their averages. Chelsea Ullery and Lauren Davis and Thomas helped bolster the Pronghorns defense with efforts rebounding and forcing a couple turnovers.

In the second half, Kiela Garner had her wrist stepped on in the game. It was taped up, but will be looked at for the next couple of days has to how it heals.

In the men's game, it was a battle for the first 30 minutes of the match. The lead changed seven times in the first half, Gillette College led by as many as 7 points. The Trappers led by five at one point in the first half.

Gillette College went 15 for 33 from the field in the first stanza, but six for eight from the line allowed Northwest College to stay with the Pronghorns.

It was 32-28 in favor of Gillette College at halftime.

In the second half, the close battle continued for about the first 10 minutes. From that point, Gillette College opened up with a frenzy of three-pointers. The Pronghorns had six players make at least one triple in the second half.

Renard Suggs and Sarp Gobeloglu both made three, three-pointers in the second half, with the team going 11 for 20 in the period and 13 for 28 in the game.

With Gillette College finding its stroke beyond the arc, the Trappers had no chance to come back with a response. The Pronghorns took a 21-point lead with 47 second left in the contest and finished with the 79-61 win.

The men have now won 19 games in a row.

Both Pronghorn teams will take the hour and a half drive up I-90 to play rival Sheridan College on Saturday. The women play at 5:30pm and the men follow at 7:30pm.

On the women's side, Western Wyoming lost Wednesday night to Sheridan College. Casper College got a road win against Miles Community College. With those results, Western Wyoming is still at first place in the Region IX at 7-2. Gillette College and Dawson Community College are at 6-3. Sheridan College and Northwest College are at 6-4, with Casper College at 5-4.

On the men's side, Gillette College is in first place and two games ahead of second-place Casper College in the North Sub-Region.

Both Pronghorn teams will take the hour and a half drive up I-90 to play rival Sheridan College on Saturday. The women play at 5:30pm and the men follow at 7:30pm.

Pronghorn Scoring Summary


Chelsie Pitt-17

Alicia Carline-16

Kallee Wilson-13

Kiela Garner-8

Whitney George-6

Breanna Thomas-6

Bridget Cargal-3

MacKenzie Lepley-3


Lorenzo Bonham-20

Renard Suggs-15

Sarp Gobeloglu-9

Dwight Anderson-7

Muhammad Ahmed-7

Jayden Walsh-6

Rickey Suggs-6

Ben Glover-5

Steven Daho-Mundzo-4
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