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Grizzlies remain perfect in RMAC play

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 8th, 2013




Courier Sports Editor



CHADRON, Neb.—For the first in the Adams State University's NCAA Division-II era history, the Grizzly men are 7-0 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after their 86-65 win over the Chadron State College Eagles on Saturday night here at Arnstrong Gymnasium.

The win pushed ASU to 5-0 on the road and 9-1 overallwhile Chadron State fell to 1-11 and 1-7 in RMAC play with the loss.

The win keeps the Grizzlies in pace with Metro State as they also improved their RMAC record to 7- 0 after their 92-61 win over Western New Mexico on Saturday night. The Roadrunners are now 11-0 on the season.

Senior forward Kaimyn Pruitt once again was the spark plug for the Grizzlies because he contributed 21 points, one shy of Friday night's 22-point performance in ASU's defeat of Black Hills State.

Pruit was 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line and for the first time in the conference season, he was held to less than ten rebounds. He was only able to corral five boards.

Tyler McDaniels scored a career-high 12 points while Justin Kauffman finished with 11 points. Norvell Arnold, who shot 6-of-8 on field goals scored 16 points.

As a team, the Grizzlies were 30-of-59 (50.8 percent) on shots and nailed a season-high 12 3-pointers on 27 attempts (44.4 percent).

Chadron State only connected on 15-of-42 (35.7 percent) shots and committed 23 turnovers.

The Grizzlies are now a perfect 3-0 against the Eagles under third-year coach Louis Wilson, who is 48-20 in his career with the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies will now return home to Plachy Hall to face Western New Mexico (4-8, 3-5 RMAC) and New Mexico Highlands (5-7, 3-5 RMAC) next Friday and Saturday, the start of a stretch that will see the Grizzlies play 10 of their next 14 at home.



Women

Chadron State 85,

Adams State 76



CHADRON, Neb.—The Adams State University women's basketball team could not overcome some huge runs by the Chadron State Eagles as they fell 85-76.

With the loss, Adams State drops to 4-7 overall and 1-6 in RMAC action.

The Eagles improve to 2-10 overall and 2-5 in RMAC action.

Keyondra White and Kelly Hernandez led the Grizzlies' offensive attack with 16 points each while Ann Pauly was also in double figures with 14 total points. Pauly also had seven assists, her points and assists numbers were career highs.

Tessie Pikula scored nine points.

Adams state got 36 total rebounds, 27 of them were defensive, Deanna Reich led the Grizzlies with nine boards on the day. They also scored eight treys, that matched a season-high. The .571 3-point percentage was also new season-best.

As a team Adams State was 23-of-61 (37.7 percent) from the field and 22-of-26 (84.6 percent) from the free throw line.

The Eagles were led by Kattie Ranta, who scored 40 points, the third most in Chadron State school history.

Ranta made ten 2-point field goals and was also 20-of-24 (83.3 percent) from the free throw line. The 20 free throws are the third most in RMAC history just one shy of the record (21 shared by Kelsey Sigl of Colorado Mesa and Brecca Gaffney of Colorado Mines). She scored 24 of her 40 points in the second half, second most in RMAC history, one shy of former Grizzly Vera Jo Bustos.












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