Brown sisters shine but cold-shooting UCCS women beaten by Chadron State
CHADRON, Neb. - Jessica Brown had 17 points and Danielle Brown had her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds but those efforts went to waste as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs dropped its fourth straight game, this one a 58-49 loss to the Chadron State Eagles.
Overshadowing the performance of the Brown twins was the Mountain Lions' miserable 24.2 shooting performance, which included a comedic 1-for-15 on 3-pointers. No UCCS player shot even 50 percent, with Sammi Gentile's 42.9 percent (3-for-7) leading the way. Gentile finished with eight points and a game-high eight rebounds.
It was the first win in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play in 13 games for Chadron State, which also improved to 3-14 overall.
Lexi Schmidt led the Eagles with 12 points, while Marla Munson added 10. Munson, Kelsey Scott and Jazmyn Webster each had seven rebounds.
The Mountain Lions made just two of their first 15 field goal attempts by the Eagles couldn't exploit the inaccuracy, building just an 8-5 lead. Later, a 15-5 UCCS run put the Mountain Lions up 22-15 and they went on to take a 24-18 lead into halftime.
An 18-4 Chadron State rally early in the second half gave the Eagles a 42-31 lead with 9:39 remaining. UCCS responded with a 16-6 run behind eight points by Jessica Brown to trail 48-47 with 3:43 left.
The Mountain Lions made just one of their final seven field goal attempts while Chadron State scored on five of its final eight possessions to account for the final margin.
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