The Casper College basketball teams will enter Region IX tournament play following losses to Gillette College on Saturday at the Erickson Gym. The T-Bird men lost to the Pronghorns 94-86 to drop to 22-8 and 10-4 in sub region play. Casper's leading scorer was Deonte Strickland who had 30 points. So the T-Birds finished 3rd in the Region IX North and will host a first round tournament game on Saturday night against Western Wyoming. Gillette will host the men's Region IX tournament when the field is paired down to 8 teams. The Casper College women's team lost to Gillette College on Saturday 68-61 to fall to 22-8 overall and 11-3 in the conference. Ashlie Larson led the Birds with 14. The C.C. ladies will host Northwest of Powell on Friday night in the opening round of the Region IX tournament. Western Nebraska will host the 8 team tournament next week.

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