Basketball Games

Rachel Heaton
The Paw Print

The Adams State University men’s and women’s basketball teams played host to the Fort Lewis Skyhawks on Saturday, Feb 2 at Plachy Hall. It was Hawaiian Night in Plachy and fans were encouraged to come in their Hawaiian best to support the Grizzlies.

For the women, Saturday proved to be rough as they feel to the Skyhawks by 20 points. A final score of 66-46 caused the ASU women to fall to 7-11 overall and 4-10 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) play.

The game started out pretty evenly matched, until Fort Lewis put up 12 unanswered points late in the first half. However, the Grizzlies were able to cut the Skyhawks’ lead down to five points heading into halftime, with the score at 32-27.

ASU let the game slip away again in the second half when they allowed the Fort Lewis to put up another 12 unanswered points. In the end, the Skyhawks lead by a 20 point margin.

Ann Pauly (Garden Plain, Kan) led the Grizzlies in scoring on Saturday, putting up 11 points. Kelly Hernandez (Sparks, Nev) recorded ten points.

The men’s game was a different story, however, as they shot down the Skyhawks 76-68.

ASU led for most of Saturday’s contest, leading the Skyhawks by ten points part way through the first half and also going into halftime.

In the second half, the Grizzlies found themselves up by 15 points and were able to maintain the lead until the end of the game. On the night, the Grizzlies shot 28-for-64 from the field and were 17 -for-22 on free throws.

John Jackson (Chandler, Ariz.) led the Grizzlies in scoring with 25 points. Kaimyn Pruitt (Los Angeles, Calif.) recorded 21 rebounds and 15 points. Shaheed Young and Norvell Arnold also each put up 11 points.

Pruitt was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Baden Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday’s game.

With the win, the Grizzlies improve to 14-3 overall and 12-2 in RMAC play. The Skyhawks, who were previously tied for second with ASU in the RMAC standings, fell to 11-3 in the RMAC and 14-3 overall.

The ASU win also helped the Grizzlies earn a No. 14 ranking in this week’s National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll.

This weekend, the Grizzlies will travel to New Mexico Highlands on Friday night and Western New Mexico on Saturday.  They will return home on Feb 15 and 16. is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet