(Neb.)- Pair Of Guards Push Grizzlies Past Eagles
ALAMOSA- Colo. -- Zakiya Beckles and Laura Gutierrez scored 23 and 20 points, respectively, helping the Adams State Grizzlies defeat the Chadron State women's basketball team, 73-58, on Friday night.
The lost to start the new year drops CSC to 3-12 overall and 1-5 in conference play. Adams improves to 2-10 and 2-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Neither team gained a large lead in the first quarter as the game was tied 13-13 at the end of the period. In the second quarter, the Grizzlies were four of eight from three and outscored CSC 18-10.
In the second half, both teams shot 30 field goal attempts. Adams State converted 14 of them, six being threes, while the Eagles made 14 of their attempts and were two of nine from three in the half. The Grizzlies outscored the Eagles 18-12 to build their lead in the third, and outscored CSC 24-23 in the fourth..
CSC committed 17 turnovers, leading to 17 points, versus 10 points on the home team's 15 giveaways.
The Eagle's shot 43.9 percent (25-57) from the field, while Adams state hit 41 percent (25-61) of their shots. Chadron State was outrebounded in the loss 34-25.
The Grizzlies scored 33 of their points from behind the arc, by hitting 11-31 attempts for 35.5 percent. CSC was three of 21 from three, good for 14.3 percent.
Chadron State made five of their nine attempts from the charity stripe and Adams shot 12-13 from the free-throw line.
Taryn Foxen led CSC with 17 points, followed by Melisa Kadic with 11. Kadic had a game high eight rebounds and Jori Peters led both teams with six assists.
Beckles and Gutierrez led the Grizzlies in scoring. Each made five three-pointers. Ally McKenzie also scored in double digits with 10.
Chadron State is back in action tomorrow, in Durango, Colorado as they face Fort Lewis College. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
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