EWC men miss chance to upset Casper

EWC men miss chance to upset Casper

Two days after upsetting Western Nebraska, the Eastern Wyoming College men's basketball team narrowly missed out on doing the same to Casper College.

The Lancers led by 13, 75-62, in the second half but couldn't fend off the Thunderbird comeback in a 92-84 loss Wednesday night in Torrington. 

Two free throws from Jonatan Arvidsson gave the Lancers a four-point cushion, 81-77, with 2:21 left. Casper responded with a quick bucket, however, and used full-court pressure to force three consecutive EWC turnovers, which produced four T-Bird points and put the Lancers down 83-81 with 1:33 remaining.

Eastern didn't receive any luck of the bounce, either. Down 83-82 with less than a minute left, Casper airballed a 3-point attempt only to save an offensive rebound and turn it into a successful three.

Casper College was receiving votes in the lates NJCAA national rankings.

Eastern hosts No. 11 Western Wyoming at 4 p.m. on Saturday.