Lady Trappers claim first win on new floor

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The Northwest College women’s basketball team christened the newly refinished Cabre Gym floor with an 86-59 victory over the Basketball Elite All-Star Alumni team on Saturday.

The gym floor was refinished between the fall and spring semesters due to the sealant on the floor peeling away in some locations; that made the surface hard to play on because of the unevenness.

The game on Saturday was scheduled to take the place of a canceled game earlier this season, and head coach Janis Beal said it was beneficial for the Lady Trappers as they head into the conference/regional portion of their season. NWC opened conference play Wednesday against Western Wyoming Community College.

The Lady Trappers had four players score in double digits against the Basketball Elite All-Star Alumni, led by Shelby Wardell with 14 points and Kira Marlow with 13. Tala Amua-Tuisavura and Charri McArthur each scored 12.

All 12 of McArthur’s points were from behind the 3-point arc, while Wardell netted four 3-pointers as well.

As a team, NWC shot 60.9 percent from the 3-point line, 57.7 percent from the field overall and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lady Trappers finished with a total of 20 assists and 16 steals.

Beal thanked the players on the Basketball Elite team for traveling and playing in the game.

The Lady Trappers will host Central Wyoming College on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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