ASC Sports Information Director
PUEBLO, Colo. – The Adams State Grizzlies women’s basketball team fell to a ThunderWolves squad that has established itself among the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) elite on Saturday, falling at Massari Arena 47-55.
ASC drops to 6-12 in the RMAC and 7-15 overall this season, and has now lost six straight match-ups on the road, dating back to Jan. 7. Colorado State-Pueblo improves to 15-3 in the league with the win, and sits just one game back of 6th-ranked Fort Lewis, after completing the season sweep of the Grizzlies.
Sophomore Marissa Peterson (Santa Fe, N.M.) paced Adams State against the Thunderwolves, narrowly missing a double-double, tallying 11 points and nine boards. Senior Chloe Cable (Glendale, Ariz.) was very active in the paint, corralling 14 rebounds to pair with her seven points and junior Jamonica Hudgins (Las Cruces, N.M.) led the Grizzlies in assists with five, and notched 10 points for herself as well.
ASC played tough defensively, holding CSU-Pueblo 11 points below their season average. The Grizzlies’ efforts held the ThunderWolves to just 15-of-49 (30.6 percent) from the field and 4-for-22 (18.2 percent) from 3-point range.
However, Adams State had difficulty stopping Laurel Kearsley. She made 8-of-14 attempts from field-goal range, ending with a total of 22 points and 14 rebounds. Her 22 points were double the second-highest scorer for the game.
Adams State College will remain on the road next weekend, traveling to take on Colorado Christian Friday and Colorado Mines Saturday. The Cougars, who now sit at 10-8 this season, topped the Grizzlies at Plachy in January, while ASC defeated the Orediggers on Jan. 13.