SILVER CITY, N.M. – Grizzly senior Chloe Cable (Glendale, Ariz.) bucketed a career-high 30 points while hitting 10 field goals and 10 free throws on Friday, and led ASC back from a 4-point halftime deficit to a 63-52 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) victory over Western New Mexico.
With the win, Adams State is now even in league play at 4-4 while owning a 5-7 overall record. The Mustangs fall to 0-12 overall and 0-9 in RMAC play with the loss. The Grizzlies’ win also improved their season-long winning streak to three games.
Cable’s career-high 30 points is also a season high for the women's basketball and ranks seventh in the program’s NCAA Division II era (1992-93/present) history for a single game.
Cable's 30 points were a product of excellent shooting. She was 10-12 from the field and 10-12 from the free-throw line. Cable also pulled down 11 rebounds on Friday, giving her double-double number five for the season.
While Cable was busy lighting up the score board, the other Grizzlies were rounding out the ASC performance.
Junior Jamonica Hudgins (Las Cruces, N.M.) dished out a season best seven assists, just one away from her best career performance, and also had four steals and two rebounds to go along with her nine points.
The team’s second-leading scorer, freshman Morgan Fitterer (Lake Elsinore, Calif.), added 11 points off the bench and freshman Keyondra White (Sierra Vista, Ariz.) also played a significant role scoring nine points with five assists.
The Mustangs top two scorers, Kassie Scott and Lonnie Sanchez, matched Cable's 30 points, but they were unable to get much else going against the stifling Grizzly defense. The Mustangs were held to just 35.6 percent (21-of-59) shooting from the field.
The Grizzlies stumbled out of the gate falling behind 23-27 at halftime after making 14 turnovers. But a halftime turnaround got things back in order, as the Grizzlies outscored the Mustangs by 15 points in the second half on their way to victory.
Saturday night the Grizzlies will wrap up their road trip to the Land of Enchantment with a 6 p.m. contest against New Mexico Highlands in Las Vegas, N.M. The Cowgirls fell to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in the RMAC with a 71-79 loss to 6th-ranked Fort Lewis on Friday. The Grizzlies swept NMHU last season, and will look to increase their current streak to four straight wins.
Fans unable to make the trip to Las Vegas for Saturday’s contest can follow the action as it unfolds by checking out live stats, listening in at www.kspk.com (104.1 FM in Alamosa), or by watching the game through subscription-based America One.