Metro State upends Chadron

DENVER – Metro State's Amy Nelson scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Roadrunners to a 68-38 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory over Chadron State College Sunday afternoon at the Auraria Event Center.

The Eagles (1-8, 1-5 RMAC) owned a 9-8 lead with just over 12 minutes to play in the first half but the Roadrunners exploded for 25 straight points to take control of the game while building a 33-10 halftime lead.

Metro State shot just 39 percent from the field in the first half but the Eagles were only able to sink three of 20 field goals. However, Chadron State played better in the second half, shooting 32 percent from the field and 13 of 14 from the foul line.

While Nelson finished with a game-high 20 points, she had plenty of help. Tai Jensen scored 10, Kristin Valencia and Autumn Chidester scored nine, and Kya De Garmo finished with four points, eight assists and six steals.

Three Chadron State players scored at least eight points, led by Kate Simonton's 11.

Also for Chadron State, Kattie Ranta and Sadie Waugh scored eight and Dallas Shaw finished with five.

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