GUNNISON, Colo. – Chadron State guard Dallas Shaw sank seven 3-pointers en route to scoring a career-high 23 points and teammate Kattie Ranta recorded her sixth double-double of the season, but it was not enough as Western State won 74-64 in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s game here Friday night.
Freshman guard Desiree Smith led the winning Mountaineers with 20 points while teammates Jade McIntosh and Charmayne Bellamy each scored 14 points.
McIntosh also grabbed 10 rebounds while Bellamy was four of seven from 3-point range.
Western State led 31-27 at halftime. Chadron State took its only lead at 36-33 early in the second half, but the Mountaineers went on a 17-3 run to take the lead for keeps.
Shaw’s seven treys ties her with all-time great Tricia Lukawski for second on the Eagles’ all-time single-game list. Lukawski also hit eight 3-pointers during her senior season in 1992-93.
A sophomore from Buffalo, Wyo., Shaw took 15 shots from behind the arc, also second on the Eagles’ all-time list.
CSC played without its only senior, Sadie Waugh, because of sternum injury.
Chadron State shot 37.2 percent from the field and Western State 39.1 percent, but the Mountaineers took 21 more (64-43) field goal shots, partially because the Mountaineers had 12 turnovers and the Eagles had 21. In addition, the hosts grabbed 17 offensive rebounds that they converted into 16 points.
The Eagles were 23-36 from the free throw line. Western was 19-27.
Western State is now 2-18 for the season and 2-14 in the RMAC. CSC is 3-17 and 3-13. The Eagles will play at Colorado Mesa on Saturday night.