The Colorado School of Mines women’s basketball team squared off against Adams State on Friday night looking to claim their third straight victory. The Lady Orediggers used a strong defensive presence to grab the victory 54-40 at home.
In the first half, Mines held Adams State to 14.3% shooting including 0-10 from three, while shooting 39.1% themselves. Mines outscored the Grizzlies 22-12 in the first half, and never led by less than 10 points after halftime. Mines only trailed for 56 seconds in the game, coming at 2-0 early in the first half.
The second half saw the Orediggers take full control of the game, as they built up a 19 point lead at one point, en route to a 14 point win, 54-40. Defense was the key to their victory, as the visitors shot only 21.37% from the field in the game including a dismal 5.3%, 1-19, from three in the game. Tory Langas (No. 45) led the team with 14 points and added six rebounds and one assist. Allie Grazulis, No. 24, led the team with eight rebounds including three on the offensive end, and added 12 points, while No. 5 Katie Clements also grabbed eight boards and led the team with four steals. Number 23 Courtney Gallo added 11 points (3-4 from behind the arc) and Taylor Helbig (No. 15) contributed eight points, one steal, two assists, and four rebounds.
As a team, the Lady Orediggers shot 43.2% from the field, 38.5% from three (5-13), and 11-15 from the charity stripe for 73.3%. Mines out-rebounded Adams State 42-28, and held a 26-18 advantage in points in the paint.