BY: CON MARSHALL
CSC Sports Information
Six Chadron State College players scored in double-figures Saturday night when the Eagles defeated Adams State 92-80 in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball game in Chadron.
Both teams shot extra well. The Eagles were 35 of 56 for 56.5% from the field and Adams State was 32 of 56 for 57.1%
Adams State scored on its first eight possessions while jumping out to a 17-9 lead. But the Eagles tallied the next nine points to take their first lead. There would be six more lead changes and seven ties before guard Bryce Latimer hit a running floater in the paint to give CSC a 50-48 halftime edge.
There were six more lead changes and two ties in the first five minutes of the second half before the Chadron State went ahead for keeps on Isaiah Wyatt’s 3-pointer. The final 12-point margin was the game’s largest.
CSC Coach Shane Paben said he was pleased that his team shot so well.
“It was nice to see the ball go through the hoop so well,” Paben noted. “Adams State also shot well, so maybe our defense wasn’t the best, but it was great to get the victory. I thought we played well.”
The win broke the Eagles’ four-game losing streak and puts them above the .500 mark again for both the season at 9-8 and the conference at 6-5.
Forward Josh Robinson with 20 points on 10 of 13 shooting led the Eagles. He was followed by Latimer with 16, center Porter Anderson with 14, followed by Wyatt with 12, MJ Foust with 11 and Pat McLachlan with 10.
The Grizzlies were led by 6-7 Isaiah Sampson with 26 points, 19 of them in the first half. Next were guards Maison Adeleye with 18 and Kolby Walker with 14. Adams State is now 3-14 overall and 1-10 in the conference, but obviously can score some points.
The Eagles will be at home again this coming weekend to host Colorado-Colorado Springs and Regis.
Adams State—Isaiah Sampson 26, Maison Adeleye 18, Kolby Walker 14, Sterling Benjamin 9, Alex Hurr 6, Luke Williams 5, Kaleb Mitchell 2. Totals: 32-56 (8-20) 8-10 80 points, 30 rebounds, 17 turnovers.
Chadron State—Josh Robinson 20, Bryce Latimer 16, Porter Anderson 14, Isaiah Wyatt 12, MJ Foust 11, Pat McLachlan 10, Jarrett Taylor 7, Marcus Jefferson 2. Totals: 35-62 (7-18) 15-22 92 points, 27 rebounds, 7 turnovers.
Adams State 48 32 ---80
Chadron State 50 42 ---92
3-pointers: ASU—Adeleye 2, Walker 2, Hurr 2, Sampson 1, Benjamin 1. CSC—McLachlan 3, Taylor 2, Wyatt 2.
Eagles give strong challenge to solid Adams State squad
After a nip-and-tuck contest that included 10 ties and 10 lead changes, the Adams State women’s basketball team scored 13 of the final 15 points while downing Chadron State 74-66 in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game played in Chadron Saturday evening.
Chadron State led 64-61 with 2 minutes and 10 seconds remaining, when the Grizzlies took control. Their leading scorer, Kiiyani Anitielu, a 5-7 freshman who finished with 18 points, was a ringleader down the stretch. She began the rally by cashing in an old-fashioned 3-point play that tied the score at 64 and made all four of her free throws as time was running out.
The Eagles had a 49-47 lead going into the fourth period. Both teams shot 50% from the field during that frame, but Adams State made eight baskets, one more than the Eagles. Both sank two 3-pointers, but the Grizzlies made all eight of their free throws and Chadron State was just one of seven at the line in the quarter to spell much of the difference.
Adams State also got 14 points from Angelline Nageak and 10 from Harmainie Dominquez. Chadron State was led by Shay Powers with 19 points while Samiyah Worrell added 14 and Kyra Tanabe 12.
Powers sank nine of 12 shots from the field Saturday, and finished the weekend by making 20 of 24 field goal attempts after hitting 11 of 12 while ringing up 27 points during the Eagles’ 66-61 win over Fort Lewis on Friday night.
Saturday’s win improved Adams State’s record to 12-5 overall and 8-3 in the RMAC. Following the weekend split, the Eagles are 3-14 and 3-8. They’ll host Colorado-Colorado Springs and Regis this coming weekend.
Adams State—Kilyani Anitielu 18, Angeline Negeak 14, Harmainie Dominguez 10, Taylar Dossey 7, Nyeniea John 6, Darlisha Reed 6, Sharmayne Finley 6, Elaina Watson 4, Riahana Davis 3. Totals: 28-65 (3-14) 15-19 74 points, 36 rebounds, 12 turnovers.
Chadron State—Shay Powers 19, Samiyah Worrell 14, Kyra Tanabe 12, Awoti Akoi 10, Allison Olsen 6, Claudia Dollinger 2, Elle Ravenscroft 2, Emily Achter 1. Totals: 26-59 (6-18) 8-16 66 points, 38 rebounds, 16 turnovers.
Adams State 16 16 15 27 ---74
Chadron State 15 13 21 17 ---66
3-pointers: ASU—Mageak 2, Dominguez 1. CSC—Tanabe 3, Worrell 2, Olsen 1.