Friday, December 10, 2010

Regis turns back CSC, 74-61

DENVER – Regis University’s Kari Ameling scored 20 points and added nine rebounds to lead the Rangers to a 74-61 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory over Chadron State Friday in Denver.

Regis, now 4-3 overall and 3-0 in the conference, outrebounded Chadron State (1-5, 0-3 RMAC) by a 51-36 margin and the Rangers turned 17 offensive rebounds into 20 points and outscored CSC 44-22 in the paint. Chadron State also did a nice job on the offensive glass, finishing with 14, but the Eagles were able to only score four second-chance points.

The Eagles led for much of the first half, eventually pushing their advantage to 23-15 with 10 and a half minutes to play after a layup from Jazmyn Webster. However, Regis fought its way back and tied things up at 30-30 with four minutes, 39 seconds to play. Following the tie, Regis finished the half and opened the second half on a 21-4 scoring run.

Chadron State cut the lead the Rangers’ lead to 55-48 with just under 11 minutes to go after two free throws from Rachael Smidt, but Regis responded by going on a 14-4 run to put the game away.

Lexi Smidt hit five of 11 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 15 points. Webster added 13 points, six rebounds and five steals, and Betsy Moler finished with 10 points.

Also for CSC, Rachael Smidt scored nine points and Marla Munsen added six more.

Chadron State will play at Metro State today (Saturday). Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.

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