The Adams State College women’s basketball team finished the 2011-12 season dropping a 86-62 decision to rival, Western State College, Saturday night in Plachy Hall. The Grizzlies finish the season 6-16 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play, and were 7-19 overall on the season.
The Mountaineers secured fourth place in the RMAC, finishing the regular season with 14-14 overall and 13-9 RMAC marks. In the process, the Mountaineers earned a home playoff game for the first time since 1997 and will face No. 5 seed Colorado Mines on Tuesday night.
On Saturday, the Grizzlies were led by outstanding senior Chloe Cable. She finished the night and her Grizzly career, scoring 22 points while corralling 9 rebounds. Cable scored 12 of her 22 from the free-throw line, where she missed just twice. Marissa Peterson (Santa Fe, N.M.) was second on the Grizzly squad with 12 points and 7 boards.
Western State College countered with a trio of players scoring 15 or more points to sink the Grizzlies and complete a season sweep of Adams State College. Back in December, WSC beat ASC by 18 points on their home court.
The Grizzlies played very well in the first half, and were down just six points (44-38) at the half. They were 50 percent (11-22) from the field and three-point range (2-4) in that half but shot just 34.8 percent (8-23) from the field in the second half as the Mountaineers nailed seven triples in the second half and 12 overall to shot past the Grizzlies, who were just 1-for-11 from 3-point land in the final 20 minutes.
The Grizzlies also committed 21 turnovers as the Mountaineers claimed 14 steals while posting a 37-28 edge on the glass. Commiting just 13 turnovers of their own, the Mountaineers had a 28-8 edge in points off turnovers and a 22-4 cushion in second-chance points.
Cable, the Grizzlies’ lone senior, finishes her career with 847 points and 578 rebounds, good enough to rank seventh and fifth, respectively, on the Grizzlies’ NCAA Division II era (1992-93/Present) charts. She had nine double-doubles this season and 11 in her career.