(Neb.)-Chadron State Falls To Lubbock Christian
DENVER – Six players scored in double figures and Lubbock Christian, the No. 1 ranked team in NAIA, shot over 58 percent from the field to turn back Chadron State 80-43 during the final day of the Holiday Inn Classic at the Auraria Event Center.
The Chaparrals built a large first half lead – 45-16 – thanks in large part to their strong shooting. They hit 18 of 32 from the field, while limiting Chadron State to just six of 33.
For the game, Lubbock Christian sank 33 of 56 (58.9 percent) and Chadron State hit 17 of 56 (30.4 percent). The Chaparrals did much of their damage in the painted area, outscoring the Eagles 54-18.
Haley Burton led Lubbock Christian (8-0) with 14 points but five others joined her in double digits.
Kattie Ranta scored a game-high 20 points to lead Chadron State. The junior from Rapid City, S.D., also added 14 of the Eagles’ 29 rebounds to secure her first career double double.
Five other players scored for Chadron State, including Jazmin Lopez with seven and Sadie Waugh with six.
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