2018-19 WNCC Lady Cougar Basketball News

  • WNCC women run by McCook
    January 23, 2019
                    Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team had three players score over 20 points and the Cougar women used a strong first half in registering a 98-63 win over McCook Community College in a Region IX South sub-region contest Tuesday night at Cougar Palace.                             The win was the Cougars 17th of the season but more importantly, moved the Cougars to 4-0 in sub-region play.                 Tishara Morehouse and Taylor Joplin each finished with 24 points, while Merle Wiehl tallied 21. Wiehl now needs only five points to set the career scoring record of 1.026 set in 1983 by Penny Mallet. The Cougar women will next be in action Monday night when they host Casper College at 6 p.m.
  • Wiehl, Green go over 1,000 career points in wins over Lamar
    January 20, 2019
    LAMAR, Colo. - Western Nebraska Community College's Merle Wiehl and Jervay Green both went over the 1,000-point career scoring mark in road wins over Lamar Community College on Saturday in Lamar, Colorado. Wiehl scored a game-high 23 points in the Cougar women's 113-42 rout of Lamar. She now has a total of 1,001 points in her Cougar career. Green, a University of Nebraska recruit, scored 20 points in the WNCC men's 97-61 win. He now has scored 1,015 points in his career at WNCC.
  • WNCC women top NJC for 15th win
    January 19, 2019
    STERLING, Colo. - Merle Wiehl ignited for 27 points to help lead the Western Nebraska Community College women's basketball team to a 72-59 Region IX South Sub-region road win over Northeastern Junior College on Friday night in Sterling, Colorado. Wiehl shot 11 of 17 from the field overall in the game, including 4 of 7 from behind the 3-point line.
  • WNCC women top Northeast by 50 points
    January 12, 2019
    Merle Wiehl and Tishara Morehouse combined for 51 points and the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team buried 13 3-pointers in registering a 50-point 99-49 win over Northeast Community College Friday evening at Cougar Palace. Wiehl led all scored with 30 points, including burying five 3-pointers. Morehouse tallied 21 points with four 3-pointers.
  • WNCC women hit century mark in win over Otero
    January 12, 2019
                    The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team put five players in double figures in downing Otero Junior College 104-66 in the Region IX South Sub-region opener for both squads.                 The Cougars shot 54 percent from the field while burying 16 3-pointers in posting their 14th win of the season.
  • WNCC men, women at home this weekend
    January 10, 2019
                     The Western Nebraska Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams will usher in the home portion of 2019 with games this weekend as both teams try to bounce back from setbacks on Monday.                 The Cougar men, ranked 23rd in the nation, will host Otero Junior College on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Region IX South sub-region opener for both squads.                 While the men have just one game this weekend, the women will have a pair of contests. The Cougar women will host Northeast Community College on Friday at 5:30 p.m. before entertaining Otero Junior College on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the South Sub-region conference opener for both teams.
  • WNCC women fall to Casper
    January 07, 2019
                    CASPER, Wyo. – The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team had some rust in the first game back from a 3-week break, shooting just 28 percent from the field in falling 83-63 to Casper College on Monday in Casper, Wyoming.                 WNCC falls to 12-3 on the season and saw its 11-game winning streak snapped.                 It was a contest that WNCC made runs all night long, but each time the Cougars made a run the Thunderbirds would answer with a run of their own.
  • WNCC women capture 11th straight win over Sheridan
    December 16, 2018
                    SHERIDAN, Wyo. – The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team will head into the holiday break spreading some holiday cheer after capturing their 11th straight win with an 82-60 win over Sheridan College in the final day of the Sheridan Christmas Classic Saturday evening in Sheridan, Wyoming.                 The win moves WNCC to 12-2 on the season as they prepare for a 3-week break before returning to action January 7 when they travel to take on Casper College.
  • WNCC women capture 10th straight
    December 15, 2018
                    SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Merle Wiehl scored 30 points and the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team captured their 10th straight win with a 101-72 win over Central Wyoming College Friday in Sheridan, Wyoming.                 Wiehl poured in 30 points, including burying six 3-pointers in helping the Cougars go to 11-2 on the season. Wiehl has now scored in double figures in all 13 games for the Cougars and now has scored double figures in 35 straight games for WNCC. It was the second time this season the 6-foot-1 sophomore has netted 30 points.
  • WNCC women top Northwest
    December 08, 2018
    POWELL, Wyo. – The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team captured their ninth straight win with a commanding 88-52 win over Northwest College Friday night in Powell, Wyoming. The Cougars put four in double figures in capturing their 10th win of the season.
  • Wiehl scores 27, leads WNCC over EWC
    November 30, 2018
                    TORRINGTON, Wyo. – Merle Wiehl scored 27 points and the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team won their eighth straight in handing Eastern Wyoming College its first loss of the season with an 82-63 win Friday at Torrington, Wyoming.                 The win was the ninth of the season for the Cougars to two defeats while the Lancers dropped to 9-1.
  • WNCC women put five in double figures in win
    November 28, 2018
                     Merle Wiehl celebrated her 20th birthday on Tuesday by scoring 25 points for the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team in a 110-42 win over the Colorado State Club team at Cougar Palace.                 It was WNCC’s eighth win of the season and their seventh straight.
  • WNCC women cruise past Nebraska All-stars
    November 25, 2018
        The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball put five players in double figures and cruised to a 102-33 win over the Nebraska All-stars to close out the Thanksgiving Classic at Cougar Palace Saturday afternoon.                 Merle Wiehl led the Cougars in scoring with 19points, including three 3-pointers as the Cougars notched their seventh win of the season to two defeats.                 Wiehl was just one of many Cougars to hit the scoring column. Four other notched double figures. Anyssia Gibbs finished with 16 points with four 3-pointers, while Taylor Joplin had 15 points. R’Manie Pulling and Allysah Boothe each had 10 points.
  • WNCC buries 20 treys in win over Trinidad State
    November 24, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College broke a school record with most 3-pointers in a game, burying 20 treys in posting a 110-62 win over Trinidad State Junior College on Friday. WNCC received 45 combined points and 10 combined 3-pointers from Tishara Morehouse and Allysah Boothe in posting the win for their sixth victory of the season and fourth straight.
  • Wiehl leads WNCC women past Gillette
    November 17, 2018
                  GILLETTE, Wyo. - Merle Wiehl scored 25 points to lead the Western Nebraska Community College women's basketball team to a 91-68 win over Gillette College on Friday night in Gillette, Wyoming.               The victory improved the Cougars to 4-2 on the season.
  • WNCC women run past Colorado Northwestern
    November 17, 2018
    GILLETTE, Wyo. – Merle Wiehl poured in 27 points and the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team captured its fifth win of the season with a 94-43 win over Colorado Northwestern Community College at Gillette, Wyoming, Saturday. Wiehl, who scored 25 points Friday night in a win over Gillette, has now scored 20 or more points in the five games. Wiehl has also scored 20 points in six of the seven games the Cougars have played this season.
  • WNCC women top Northwest for third win
    November 15, 2018
                     Merle Wiehl poured in 32 points and the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team earned a convincing 101-56 over Northwest College in the Cougar's home opener Wednesday night at Cougar Palace.                 The win moves the Cougars to 3-2 on the season.                 “It is always exciting to be back at home after being on the road for such a long time," women's basketball coach Chad Gibney said. "You can never complain about a 40-point win. Obviously, there are things that we will stress and continue to work on, but I am pleased with our first home performance.”
  • WNCC women go 1-1 over the weekend
    November 10, 2018
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team went 1-1 at the Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn Classic Friday and Saturday in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Cougars opened the classic on Friday falling to Iowa Western Community College 80-75 behind a 27-point out-pouring from sophomore Merle Wiehl. WNCC followed that up with a 99-54 win over Cloud County Community College where the Cougars scored 31 first-quarter points. Wiehl and Tishara Morehouse led the Cougars with 22 and 20 points respectively.
  • WNCC women fall to No. 10 Seward County
    November 03, 2018
    LIBERAL, Kan. – Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball buried nine 3-pointers, but shot just 29 percent for the game as No. 10 Seward County Community College came back for a 74-64 win. WNCC took a 20-12 lead in the first quarter and held a 33-31 at halftime. WNCC held a 31-22 lead at one time before the Saints outscored the Cougars 9-1 in the final minutes of the half.
  • Morehouse scores 36 to lead WNCC over Garden City
    November 03, 2018
    LIBERAL, Kan. – Tishara Morehouse finished with 36 points in leading the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team to a 96-59 win over Garden City Community College Saturday afternoon in Liberal, Kansas. WNCC used a strong second half to register the win. WNCC held a 19-17 lead after one period and led 38-30 at halftime. The second half saw the Cougars outscore the Broncbusters 58-29 for the win.
  • WNCC women’s basketball aiming for a third straight trip to nationals
    November 01, 2018
    After two straight appearances at the NJCAA national tournament, the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team will open the season Friday with the hope of earning a third straight trip to nationals. This year’s team will be a little different in the fact only two players return from last year’s team that went 29-5 overall before losing in the Region IX championship game to Casper. WNCC earned a berth at nationals with an at-large big, falling to Tallahassee Community College 97-85, who went on to win the national title.