Accuracy An Issue In Eagles’ Loss To Wayne

The Chadron State College women’s basketball team (0-3, 0-0 RMAC) fell 87-50 to Wayne State (2-0, 0-0 NSIC) in an intrastate, non-conference clash Thursday night.

In a game where the Eagles did not possess the lead once, they shot 33.4% on field goals (18-54), 20% on three pointers (2-10), and 46.2% on free throws.

The Eagles and Wildcats traded blows in the first quarter, starting the game 9-6. Wayne would then go on a 13-2 run to finish the quarter 23-8. Their defense held the Eagles to four field goals on 14 attempts. Six of their eight points scored came off Wildcat turnovers.

In the second quarter, the Eagles put up 10 points off field goals by Bailey Brooks and Micheala Dammann as well as a three pointer by Olivia Waufle. Dammann and Riley Aiono each came away with three total rebounds during the quarter.

The Wildcats’ offense exploded during the third quarter, scoring 31 points to the Eagles’ 15. Wayne shot 68.8% on field goals (11-16), 66.7% on three-pointers (4-6), and 55.6% on free throws (5-9). The Wildcats’ three-pointers all came from different players in the last four minutes of the quarter. Jori Peters had a defensive rebound and scored Chadron State’s only three-pointer of the quarter.

In quarter four, the Eagles outscored the Wildcats 17-16. Six different athletes scored during the quarter, including Ashayla Powers who had two layups, one free throw, one steal and two defensive rebounds. She finished the night as the team’s leading scorer (8 points)

“We have a lot to work on, but it’s all things that we are capable of doing,” said Head Coach Janet Raymer. “We are excited to get back in the gym and work to make the necessary changes.”

The Eagles will be looking for their first win of the season when they host Mount Marty University (0-5, 0-2 GPAC) Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

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