(Neb)-Hot Griffins Top Cold Eagles 80-51
John Murphy CSC Sports Information Assistant Box Score
CHADRON, Neb. -- Westminster shot 51.9 percent from the field and outscored the Chadron State women's basketball team 45-18 in the first half at the Chicoine Center on Friday night, helping the Griffins defeat the Eagles 80-51.
The Eagles fall to 3-14 overall and 1-7 in conference play. The Griffins improve to 12-2 and 7-1 in the RMAC.
Chadron State led 4-3 with six minutes to go in the first quarter, before Westminster responded with a 27-4 scoring run to close the first quarter and begin the second.
"Westminster is a great team, but we turned the ball over too many times in the first five minutes," Head Coach Janet Raymer said.
The Eagles had 20 turnovers which the visitors converted into 21 points. Westminster had 13 turnovers which resulted in 12 Chadron State points. 16 of CSC's 20 turnovers were in the first half and five were in the first five minutes.
The Griffins converted 28-54 shots for their 51.9 percent. They shot 38.9 percent (7-18) from three and were 17-19 from the charity stripe for 89.5 percent.
CSC was 17-47 for 36 percent from the field. The Eagles made one of their 12 three point attempts and 16 of 23 free throws, for 8.3 percent and 69.6 percent, respectively.
Chadron State was outrebounded 32-25 in the loss.
Taryn Foxen finished with a double-double r for CSC, with 18 points and 10 rebounds, both team and game highs.
Sarah McGinley, Mariah Martin and Kaitlin Toluono each scored 15 points for the Griffins. Hunter Krebs also scored in double-digits with 13.
The Eagles face Dixie State Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Chicoine Center. The Trailblazers are 10-4 overall and 5-3 in conference play after defeating MSU-Denver 61-54 Friday.
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