ELLENSBURG, Wash. – The Central Washington women’s basketball team (7-1, 2- GNAC) stayed undefeated in meeting motion Saturday night time with a convincing 74-54 victory over the traveling to Saint Martin’s Saints (3-6, -2 GNAC) at Ellensburg Substantial College.
Quote FROM HEAD Coach RANDI RICHARDSON-THORNLEY
“I’m pleased with how we competed in the first half. We showed depth and regularity defensively and were being able to rebound perfectly out of it. Offensively I appreciated the pace we performed with in the 1st half and how we shared the ball. Having said that, the up coming step is to do all those people factors regularly for 40 minutes.”
HOW IT Occurred
Samantha Bowman, Asher Cai, and Valerie “Sunshine” Huerta ended up a 1-2-3 punch for the Wildcats all night lengthy. The evening started out with a layup by Bowman followed by speedy three by Cai to put CWU up 5-. Adhering to a pair of totally free throws by SMU Cai sizzled another three by the internet earning the score 8-2 and forcing the Saints into a timeout. Next the timeout, the Saints pulled within 4 10-6, but back again-to-back again threes by Malia Smith set the ‘Cats up to cruise, up 16-6. CWU would shutout the Saints the rest of the way via the initially quarter for a 21-6 lead.
CWU would outscore Saint Martin’s 23-10 in the next quarter as Sunshine burst onto the scene drilling a three-pointer to open the quarter. Ashley Schow would get in on the motion in the next quarter whilst Bowman ongoing to establish her double-double whole on the period, this time prior to halftime. Saint Martin’s looked for a even though they would get shutout the second quarter trailing 31-6 with 4:04 remaining, but a jumper place the Saints back again on the board. The two teams would swap baskets for the rest of the quarter as the Wildcats maintained a 44-16 guide.
Saint Martin’s came out of halftime with a vengeance. They have been a lot more intense as they would go on to outscore CWU in the third quarter. Claire Heitschmidt proved to be pivotal providing a massive defensive boost and a solid offensive performance with the absence of Bowman with foul issues. Nonetheless, Cai identified a area of interest with pull up jumpers when Sunshine knocked down far more threes to enable the Wildcats maintain a 60-38 direct going into the fourth quarter.
In the course of the entirety of the fourth quarter each groups contained the other likely blow for blow. At any time any momentum would swing in direction of the Saints the Wildcats would react with a basket encouraging to deflate any assumed of a comeback, as CWU paced to the 74-54 victory.
CWU held SMU to 27.9 % from the subject and 19 percent from a few-place land. In comparison the ‘Cats shot 42.2 per cent from the area and 34.6 p.c for 3-pointers. The Wildcats outrebounded the Saints 52-36. Sunshine led all scores with 21, while Cai finished with 18 and Bowman finished with 17 to go with her 15 rebounds. CWU also dished out 18 helps.
The Wildcats will begin with a pair of nonconference video games in a string of game titles right before Xmas. The Lincoln Oaklanders from California will head to Washington on Friday Dec. 9th with tipoff established for 5 p.m. down on the campus of Yakima Valley Group School. CWU will head again up to Ellensburg when they welcome the Northwest Eagles on Saturday Dec. 10th to Ellensburg Significant Faculty with idea off established for 4:00 p.m.