Chadron State women get first win
CHADRON-Both teams had four players score in double figures on Saturday night, but the Chadron State leaders got more help from their teammates as the Eagles defeated Western State of Colorado 78-70 in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game in Chadron.
The Chadron State double digit quartet was led by Kattie Ranta, who scored 19 points, Dallas Shaw 15, Jazmin Lopez 14 and Kate Simonton 13, for a total of 61.
For Western State, Desiree Smith tallied 22, Jade McIntosh 16, Raven Taylor 14 and Natalie Markovich 13, for a total of 65.
However, four more Eagles contributed 17 points while just two more Mountaineers reached the scorebook and added just five points.
The win was the first of the season for the Eagles after four losses. Coach Tim Connealy said he was happy with his team's ball movement. He said it contributed to fewer turnovers and more accurate shooting.
The Eagles sank 26 of their 51 field goal attempts compared to only 13 of 52 during an 87-43 loss to Colorado Mesa on Friday night.
Chadron State still had 19 turnovers against Western State, nine more than the Mountaineers. But the Eagles out-rebounded the visitors 37 to 29, helping CSC get 14 more field goal attempts.
Shaw led all rebounders with eight while Sadie Waugh grabbed seven and Ranta six for CSC. Markovich paced Western with seven, and Taylor collected six.
The Eagles led 39-33 at halftime and never trailed in the second half, although the score was tied at 44-45.
The Mountaineers are now 0-6.
Western State 33 37 ---70
Chadron State 39 39 ---78
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