ASC Sports Information Director
DURANGO, Colo. – The ASC women’s basketball team took to the court against a top 10 foe for the second straight outing on Saturday, where the Grizzlies were unable to take down No. 8 Fort Lewis, falling in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) play, 52-83.
The loss drops Adams State to 6-12 overall this season and 5-9 in league play, and down to 12th in the league standings behind a 5-way tie for seventh. FLC improved to 16-2 overall and 13-1 in the RMAC, a half game behind league-leading and 4th-ranked Metro State.
Sophomore Caitlin Boal (Albuquerque, N.M.) led all ASC scorers with 16 points and 6 rebounds, while freshman Keyondra White (Sierra Vista, Ariz.) added 13 points, on a 9-for-10 night from the free throw line.
The Skyhawks overwhelmed the Grizzlies with five players reaching double figures. Erika Richards led the way with 19 points off the bench.
The Skyhawks also overwhelmed the Grizzlies on defense, swiping 20 steals and forcing 29 Adams State turnovers.
A preseason RMAC favorite, Fort Lewis completes a season sweep of Adams State, and has now won 10 straight regular season match-ups in the series.
After a three game road-trip, the Grizzlies will return to Plachy Hall next weekend. New Mexico Highlands University will be ASC’s guest Friday night followed by a Western New Mexico University tilt Saturday night, both women’s game will tip-off at 6 p.m. and be followed by 8 p.m. men’s games.