WNCC ladies move into Region IX Finals

The Western Nebraska Community College men and women's basketball teams were two wins away from Region IX titles going into Friday night.

The WNCC ladies punched their tickets into the finals with a 91-65 win over Highway 26 rivals Eastern Wyoming in the semi-finals.

The Lady Cougars will meet Casper in the championship game Saturday night at Cougar Palace. Casper got by Northeastern Junior College 74-72 in the first semi-final of the night.

Meanwhile the WNCC men saw their hopes of back to back Region IX titles come to an end as they fell 104-97 to nationally ranked Casper in the semi-finals. Jervay Green led WNCC with 38 points.