ELLENSBURG, Clean. – The Central Washington women’s basketball team (7-1, 2- GNAC) stayed undefeated in convention action Saturday night with a convincing 74-54 victory more than the checking out Saint Martin’s Saints (3-6, -2 GNAC) at Ellensburg Higher School.
Quotation FROM HEAD Mentor RANDI RICHARDSON-THORNLEY
“I’m pleased with how we competed in the very first 50 percent. We showed intensity and consistency defensively and had been capable to rebound nicely out of it. Offensively I liked the tempo we performed with in the initially 50 % and how we shared the ball. Nonetheless, the future action is to do all those issues regularly for 40 minutes.”
HOW IT Took place
Samantha Bowman, Asher Cai, and Valerie “Sunshine” Huerta were a 1-2-3 punch for the Wildcats all evening long. The night time started out with a layup by Bowman followed by brief a few by Cai to place CWU up 5-. Subsequent a pair of free of charge throws by SMU Cai sizzled a different a few as a result of the internet producing the score 8-2 and forcing the Saints into a timeout. Pursuing the timeout, the Saints pulled in 4 10-6, but again-to-back again threes by Malia Smith set the ‘Cats up to cruise, up 16-6. CWU would shutout the Saints the relaxation of the way by means of the initial quarter for a 21-6 direct.
CWU would outscore Saint Martin’s 23-10 in the second quarter as Sunshine burst on to the scene drilling a three-pointer to open the quarter. Ashley Schow would get in on the action in the next quarter even though Bowman continued to establish her double-double complete on the year, this time prior to halftime. Saint Martin’s seemed for a although they would get shutout the 2nd quarter trailing 31-6 with 4:04 still left, but a jumper place the Saints back on the board. Each groups would swap baskets for the relaxation of the quarter as the Wildcats maintained a 44-16 direct.
Saint Martin’s arrived out of halftime with a vengeance. They ended up a large amount extra intense as they would go on to outscore CWU in the 3rd quarter. Claire Heitschmidt proved to be pivotal delivering a enormous defensive boost and a reliable offensive functionality with the absence of Bowman with foul difficulties. Nevertheless, Cai uncovered a niche with pull up jumpers although Sunshine knocked down much more threes to help the Wildcats retain a 60-38 direct going into the fourth quarter.
All through the entirety of the fourth quarter the two groups contained the other likely blow for blow. Whenever any momentum would swing in the direction of the Saints the Wildcats would respond with a basket helping to deflate any assumed of a comeback, as CWU paced to the 74-54 victory.
CWU held SMU to 27.9 percent from the field and 19 percent from a few-level land. In comparison the ‘Cats shot 42.2 per cent from the subject and 34.6 per cent for three-tips. The Wildcats outrebounded the Saints 52-36. Sunshine led all scores with 21, even though Cai finished with 18 and Bowman completed with 17 to go with her 15 rebounds. CWU also dished out 18 assists.
The Wildcats will commence with a pair of nonconference games in a string of games just before Christmas. The Lincoln Oaklanders from California will head to Washington on Friday Dec. 9th with tipoff set for 5 p.m. down on the campus of Yakima Valley Local community Faculty. CWU will head again up to Ellensburg when they welcome the Northwest Eagles on Saturday Dec. 10th to Ellensburg Superior School with idea off established for 4:00 p.m.