Dec 11, 2021

Down six players, CSC women's comeback comes up short

Posted Dec 11, 2021 4:00 PM

By: Zach Carattini, CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College women's basketball team (3-5, 2-1 RMAC) fell short on the road against the Westminster Griffins (4-3, 3-0 RMAC) during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference showdown Friday night.  

The Griffins, who have now downed three straight conference opponents, outscored the Eagles in three of the night's four quarters. They also held Chadron State to only eight points in the fourth quarter, which sealed the win for Westminster. 

Westminster played a clean and efficient game, only committing two personal fouls in the first half and six in the second. Chadron State also only committed eight personal fouls but was not as successful in shooting free throws as the Griffins.  

The Eagles went 37.5% on field goals (6-16) in both the first and second quarters to start the game. They also shot 40% on three-pointers (6-15) and were held to no zero total free throw attempts in the entire half.  

Meanwhile, the Griffins set the pace by shooting 75% on field goals (12-16) and three-pointers (3-4) in the first quarter alone to take the lead 27-16. They went 3-3 on free throws in the second quarter and held a 14-point lead going into the second half.  

The Eagles' best performance came in the third quarter when they outscored the Griffins 21-18. The team shot 57.14% on field goals (8-14), 50% on three-pointers (1-2), and 66.7% on free throws (4-6). The lone trey was made by Samiyah Worrell

The fourth quarter was a different story for the Eagles. They were held to only eight points, which came from four field goals landed by Jori PetersTatum Peterson, and Worrell. By the end of the game, three different Griffins accounted for 17 points or more while the Eagles had only one player to score in that range.

The Eagles will look to bounce back tomorrow at Colorado Mesa (7-1, 2-1 RMAC), who defeated Black Hills State (4-5, 2-1 RMAC) 77-71 in overtime Friday night.  

Chadron State— Samiyah Worrell 21, Emily Achter 11, Tatum Peterson 10, Riley Aiono 6, Jori Peters 6, Olivia Waufle 3, Livia Castellanos 2. Totals: 24-62 (7-20) 4-6, 59 points, 26 rebounds, 8 assists, 7 turnovers. 

Westminster—Sarah McGinley 22, Ashley Greenwood 21, Hunter Krebs 17, Abby Mangum 6, Caitlyn Okerlund 4, Lyndzi Rich 4, Ku'ulei Makaui 3. Totals: 33-56 (6-15) 5-6, 77 points, 36 rebounds, 17 assists, 11 turnovers.