ASC Sports Information Director
GOLDEN, Colo. – After shooting just 25.0 percent (5-for-20) in the first half and trailing by as many as 22 points before intermission, the Adams State women’s basketball team started off strong in the second but could not close the gap all the way in falling, 54-65, to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) foe Colorado Mines.
ASC’s loss was its eighth straight on the road and drops the Grizzlies to 13th in the league standings at 6-14. The Orediggers, who’ve now won three straight including a win over No. 10 Fort Lewis Friday, moves into a tie for sixth in the RMAC race at 10-10.
The Grizzlies took the court after the break facing a 22-38 deficit, a margin which could have been bigger but for an 11-of-12 (91.7 percent) mark from the free throw line in the first 20 minutes. But ASC looked to have left its shooting woes in the locker room, and started the second half on a 12-4 run and getting to within eight points.
Colorado Mines’ lead would get as low as five points, 46-41, with 11:04 to play after junior Jamonica Hudgins (Las Cruces, N.M.) scored five of her 10 points in the game in a span of just over two minutes.
Despite having an equally poor second half from the field as the Grizzlies did in the first, the Orediggers defense continued to make plays and held off the ASC attack. A 2-for-11 (18.2 percent) effort by Adams State from 3-point range was a hindrance as well.
CSM recorded seven blocks Saturday, including six from Katie Cary alone who also scored 10 points. The Orediggers also had nine steals in the game.
Sophomore Caitlin Boal (Albuquerque, N.M.) led the Grizzlies with 17 points. Senior Chloe Cable (Glendale, Ariz.) neared another double-double with nine points and nine boards, and freshman Keyondra White (Sierra Vista, Ariz.) also scored nine.
Colorado Mines’ offense was paced by Angie Charchalis’ 19 points.
The Grizzlies return to Plachy Hall next weekend where they’ll conclude their campaign with match-ups against Colorado Mesa and Western State. Both games will start at 6 p.m. at Plachy Hall.