WNCC women's basketball team go 3-0 at Colby tourney
     2014-11-13      By The Gering Citizen   
Courtesy photos - WNCC's Gokce Aslan brings the ball up the court ahead of the defense from Nebraska All-star players Chalsey Grents (left) of Mitchell and Shelby Campball of Hemingford during their game on Nov. 1. 
COLBY, Kan. — The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team went to 5-0 after picking up three wins at the Ambassador Classic in Colby, Kan., over the weekend.

After the team defeated the Kansas All-stars 73-46 on Thursday, the 16th ranked Cougars defeated home-standing Colby Community College 74-56 on Friday before easily winning over Bethany College junior varsity 80-34 on Saturday.
Saturday’s game was a complete team effort as the Cougars raced to a 40-13 halftime lead and never looked back.

WNCC had 12 players hit the scoring column. Lyndie Puckett led the way with 13 points, including four 3-pointers. Also hitting for double figures in the contest were Lile Havili with 12 points and Yeliz Dogan with 10.
The Cougars also received eight points each from Abi Lujan and Noa Talia, and six
points from Hannah Sparks.

In the Cougars win on Friday over Colby, where the Cougars held a 38-30 halftime lead, Talia and Dogan each had double-doubles. Dogan finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds, while Talia had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
WNCC also received eight points and 11 rebounds from Lujan and eight points from Sparks.

WNCC (5-0) will be back in action this weekend when they compete in the Gillette Classic, where they will face Gillette College and Colorado Northwestern.
Friday’s Game
WNCC 38 36 — 74
Colby 30 26 — 56
WNCC
Yeliz Dogan 16, Abi Lujan 8, Angela Vigil 4, Lile Havili 7, Gobac Aslan 3, Hannah Sparks 8, Lyndie Puckett 3, Beth Beeston 4, Noa Talia 19, Brooke Zimmerman 2.
Saturday’s Game
WNCC (5-0) 42 38 — 80
Bethany JV 12 22 — 34
WNCC
Yeliz Dogan 10, Gobac Aslan 5, Hannah Sparks 6, Lyndie Puckett 13, Abi Lujan 8, Angela Vigil 6, BethBeeston 2, Kalli Feddersen 4, Andrea Baker 4, Noa Talia 8, Brooke Zimmerman 2, Lile Havili 12.

WNCC women’s basketball team tops Kansas All-stars

COLBY, Kan. — Yeliz Dogan pitched in 21 points and the No. 16 Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball captured its third win of the season in rolling over the Kansas All-stars 73-46 Thursday afternoon in the Colby Classic.
The Cougars win, however, was highlighted from a stellar second half where the Cougars overcame a 31-20 halftime deficit to explode for 53 second half points for the win. WNCC also played excellent defense in the second half, allowing just 25 points.

Dogan and Kalli Feddersen were the only Cougars in double figures for the defending Region IX champion Cougars. Feddersen pitched in 14 points in the win.
Lyndie Puckett, who tallied 41 points over the weekend, finished with nine points including two 3-pointers. Noa Talia also added eight points, while Beth Beeston, Angela Vigil, Abi Lujan, and Teesh Richards each had four points.
The Cougars, 3-0, will be back in action Friday when they face Colby at 5 p.m. in the Colby Classic before wrapping up the Classic on Saturday.
Kansas All-stars 31 25 – 46
WNCC (3-0) 20 53 – 73
WNCC
Yeliz Dogan 21, Gokce Aslan 3, Hannah Sparks 2, Lyndie Puckett 9, Teesh Richards 4, Abi Lujan 4, Angela Vigil 4, Beth Beeston 4, Kalli Feddersen 14, Noa Talia 8.

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