It would be the final residence video games of 2022 for the Western Nebraska Community College males’s and women’s basketball teams as the 2 teams will host the WNCC Classic on Friday and Saturday.

The Cougar males got here off a 3-0 weekend on the Border Wars Invite in Gillette, Wyoming and the Cougar males face Northwest College on Friday at 7:30 p.m. earlier than assembly at 4 p.m. on Saturday enter the Jump Start Academy

For this weekend’s different males’s video games, Otero College takes on Jump Start on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and then Otero takes on Northwest on Saturday midday.

The Cougar girls need to get again on observe after shedding to Williston State on the ultimate day of the three-day Border Wars Invite. The Cougars meet Northwest College on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Central Wyoming College on Saturday at 2 p.m

For the opposite women’s video games, Central Wyoming meets Northeastern Junior College on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and then Northwest vs. NJC on Saturday at 10:00 a.m

Friday’s males’s and women’s video games towards Northwest ought to be aggressive as all 4 teams have glorious data. The Cougars are 6-4 on the season after successful their final three video games. Northwest competes with a 10-3 document and is beneath the stewardship of former Eastern Wyoming College coach Andy Ward, who was named interim head coach in August following the sudden dying of present Trapper coach Jay Collins.

The Trappers and Cougars share many frequent adversaries with Salt Lake Community College, Miles Community College and Williston State. Northwest twice defeated Williston 91-68 and 92-53, surpassed Miles 90-56 and misplaced to Salt Lake 91-74.

The Cougar males defeated Miles 80-67 behind a 20-point efficiency by Rodney Sawyer and additionally defeated Williston State 81-66 as Maurice Walker had 16 factors. The Cougars misplaced to Salt Lake 97-80.

The Cougars have three gamers averaging double digits, Carl Thorpe main with a 12.0 common, adopted by Biko Johnson at 11.9 and Sawyer at 10-8.

Northwest additionally has three factors within the double digits. Davion McAdam averages 18.1 factors per match, adopted by Juan Pablo Camargo Tellez with 14.4 factors and Yannice Niend with 11.2 factors.

The women’s competitors between WNCC and Northwest additionally has two related teams. Northwest is available in with a 9-4 document, together with abandoning their final two contests. The Cougars are 8-4 within the season after Sunday’s crash.

The two teams additionally share frequent opponents who confronted Miles, Williston and Salt Lake. The Trapper girls beat Miles 62-51 and Williston State twice 73-67 and 68-66.

The Cougar girls are 1-2 towards the identical opponents. WNCC topped Miles 77-63, falling to Williston State 66-57 and additionally to Salt Lake 74-65.

The Cougar girls have 5 gamers averaging double figures. Jayla Owen leads at 12 factors per recreation, adopted by Ola Duda at 11.0, Yara Garcia at 10.5, Shiho Isono at 10.1, and Mackenzie Joseph at 10 factors per contest.

The Trappers even have 5 gamers in double figures, led by Darla Hernandez with 17.5 factors per contest, adopted by Natalyah Nead with 13, Roxanne Rogers with 12.9, Jimena Mantara-Cabezas with 10.6 and Noyeli Acosta with 10, 2.

On Saturday, the Cougar girls tackle Central Wyoming and the Rustlers are at present 2-9 within the season with wins over Community Christian College 104-77 and United Tribes College 60-56. The Rustlers are led by Chevelle Boyd with 13.8 factors per contest.

After this weekend, the Cougar males and girls will conclude the primary semester on Tuesday with a street journey to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to face Laramie County Community College. The Cougars’ first recreation of 2023 can be on Jan. 7 once they tackle Lake Region State College within the women’s recreation beginning at 10 a.m.