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Jaynelle Johnson, a sophomore point guard from Denver, drives past a defender earlier this season while playing for the Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s basketball team. Johnson was named a second-team all-region player this season while leading the Spartans to an overall record of 11-20.

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CNCC basketball teams show improvement under 3rd-year coaches

The Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s basketball team came close all season to posting a winning record for the first time in over 10 years. But the Spartans couldn’t finish in four close games — losing by two to Eastern Utah, by three to Colby Community College, by four to Western Wyoming and by five to Lake Region. Head coach Antowin Edwards said the four losses by five or less points is what defined the season for his team, as they finished with a record of 11-20 overall, 1-14 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

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