Casper College Ladies Stunned at Home in Region IX Opener
The Lady Thunderbirds of Casper College who win 22 games during the regular season were bounced from the opening round of the Region IX tournament by Northwest College of Powell on Friday night at the Erickson Gym on Friday night 70-69 in overtime. The T-Birds had 4 players in double figures led by Paula Orenes with 15 but overall, the team shot 34% from the field for the game and just 31% in the first half. The free throw line was especially frustrating for the Birds, going 15-27 from the line. Northwest came into the contest with a record of 13-17 and earned a spot in the Region IX Elite Eight in Scottsbluff next week. The lady Trappers leading scorer in Fridays game was Kira Marlow with 22.