ASC Sports Information Director
DENVER – The Adams State College Women’s basketball team struggled to find its rhythm Saturday night, and came up short against fifth ranked Metro State College of Denver, 39-63, in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) action.
ASC falls to 6-11 on the season and 5-8 in RMAC play and now sits in eighth place in the RMAC standings, tied with six other teams. The Roadrunners, who also topped 4th-ranked Fort Lewis on Friday, improve to 16-1 overall and 12-1 in league play.
Sophomore Caitlin Boal (Albuquerque, N.M.) and senior Chloe Cable (Glendale, Ariz.) accounted for 24 of the Grizzlies 39 points, scoring 12 points each. Cable also led the Grizzlies in rebounds with 7.
Adams State had trouble creating points due to an off-night shooting-wise. ASC made no three pointers (0-6), and shot 32 percent (16-of-50) overall from the field. Even free throws were hard to come by, in which the Grizzlies shot 54 percent.
Metro State presented a very balanced offensive attack for the ASC defense. Ten of the 11 players for Metro State registered points. Metro State was very protective of the ball, giving the ball away to the Grizzlies just nine times.
The Roadrunners had a double-digit lead over the Grizzlies at the half. The balanced offensive attack and poor shooting night by ASC allowed the Roadrunners to extend their winning streak to four games.
Freshman Keyondra White (Sierra Vista, Ariz.) was the only Grizzly besides Boal and Cable to make more than two baskets, scoring seven points Saturday.
A tough road stretch for the Grizzlies continues next weekend. Adams State will play just once next weekend, but will be on the road in Durango against currently 4th-ranked Fort Lewis. The Skyhawks suffered their first RMAC loss of the year on Friday at Metro State, but came back to top Regis 69-55 Saturday. FLC owns marks of 15-2 overall and 12-1 in RMAC play.