Women’s team wins 1 game in overtime

Chadron State women’s basketball team split this weekend defeating New Mexico Highlands University and falling to Western New Mexico University on the road.

Friday the Eagles faced New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls defeating them in a thrilling overtime victory. Outscoring the Cowgirls, 13-8, in the overtime to pull out the victory.

Stephanie Knowles (21), junior of Colorado Springs, Colorado, jumps for a layup Jan. 3 during the game against Adams State University in the Chicoine Events Center. —Photo by Teri Robinson

Stephanie Knowles (21), junior of Colorado Springs, Colorado, jumps for a layup Jan. 3 during the game against Adams State University in the Chicoine Events Center. —Photo by Teri Robinson

The Eagles trailed early by as many as 16 points before the first media time-out. They then went on a 28-14 run to cut the Cowgirls lead down to four at the half.

In the second half, CSC was down 12 points before a stunning comeback and forcing overtime, outscoring the Cowgirls, 38-34, second half.

Junior Allegria Chisom, of Witchita, Kansas, led the Eagles scoring 25 points shooting 10 of 13 from the field. She scored 18 of her 25 in the games final 10 minutes to help lift the Eagles to victory. Junior Stephanie Knowles, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and freshman Kayla Mathews, of Adelaide, South Australia, chipped in 13 point each.

The next day the CSC women traveled to Western New Mexico University playing the Mustangs, a tough road opponent, and fell short of a victory.

The Mustangs jumped out to an early 13-4 lead against the Eagles in the first 10 minutes of the game. The Eagles cut the deficit to as little as two points with 43 seconds to go in the first half. In the second half, the Mustangs came out early going on a 23-10 run, extending their lead to as much as 17.

Chisom led the Eagles once again scoring 10 points, shooting 50 percent from the field, six rebounds and three blocks. Junior Emma Block, of Copenhagen, Denmark, scored nine points from the field.

The Eagles’ defensive put up a strong showing in the loss holding the Mustangs under 40 percent shooting from the field.

Chadron State hosts CSU-Pueblo Friday and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday. Both games tip off at 5:30 p.m.

Three Eagles were named to the RMAC All-Academic basketball team Wednesday: Hattie Guzman, junior of Scottsbluff; Havannah Newens, sophomore of Mitchell; and Kate Simonton, senior of Bakersfield, California.

To be named to the team, athletes must maintain a 3.3 GPA, be a starter or reserve, and have completed two consecutive semesters or three quarters at their school.

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