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(Neb.)-Western New Mexico Women Move Past CSC

By: Dennis and Kathi Brown Posted at: 01/19/2013 09:39 PM
SILVER CITY, N.M. – Five Western New Mexico women’s basketball players scored at least nine points and the Mustangs used a 25-3 scoring run in the first half en route to their 72-44 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory over Chadron State Saturday at Drag’s Court.
 
Morgan Wohltman scored 15 points and Heather Hamilton and Kassie Scott each scored 11 points to lead a balanced scoring attack. All eight Western New Mexico players scored and the Mustangs shot over 42 percent from the field and nailed 10 3-point shots.
 
The Eagles, now 3-12 overall and 3-8 in the conference, led 11-4 early in the first half but the Mustangs erupted on a 25-3 scoring run and led 36-20 at halftime.
 
In the second half, Western New Mexico continued to put the pressure on the Eagles’ defense and increased its lead to as many as 29 points.
 
Chadron State also had eight players score but Kattie Ranta, who finished with 12, was the only player in double figures. Ranta also finished with a team-high six rebounds.
 
Also for Chadron State, Dallas Shaw finished with nine points and Kate Simonton and Sadie Waugh chipped in six apiece.
 
The Eagles will host Colorado State University-Pueblo Friday and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday in Chadron. Both women’s games tip-off at 6 p.m.


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