After emphasizing defensive play this week, the Crowder women brought that emphasis to fruition on Saturday as the Lady ‘Riders went on the road and thumped Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa, 85-65.
After a long holiday break, Crowder coach Tina Robbins wasn’t pleased with her team’s sluggish performance, albeit a victory, at home against North Central Missouri on Wednesday. Those concerns were put to rest on Saturday.
“We really emphasized, the last couple of days, defense,” Robbins said. “I was much more pleased with our defensive intensity, and I thought we were in better shape.”
The Lady ‘Riders led 39-28 at halftime.
Terai Sadler led the Lady ‘Riders with 22 points while Veronica Amos chipped in six, Sarah Sagely 18, Caprese Marshall 10, Camila Lacerda seven, Dorian Briggs eight, Megan Ritter six, Chloe Nichols four and Seleena Neal four. Caitlin Miller played but did not score in the contest. Sadler pitched in 10 rebounds while Neal added eight. Lacerda had six assists while Sagely had five. Ritter pitched in three steals while Lacerda and Amos had two each.
Shufana Flores led Tonkawa with 13 points while Isidora Madzarevic finished with 11.
Crowder (13-3) travles to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a showdown with Iowa Western at 6 p.m. Wednesday.