CR women bounce back at Shasta Tournament

The College of the Redwoods women rebounded from an opening-day loss to Sierra at the Shasta Tournament on Thursday with an 80-70 win over San Mateo on Friday.

The win lifts the Corsairs to 3-4 on the year and keeps them alive at the double-elimination tournament, with a third game against San Jose on Saturday at 10 a.m.

“The girls played a great game today,” CR head coach Jain Tuey said. “We came out really focused.”

For the second straight game, Taylor Murray came off the bench to lead the CR women, finishing with a team-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers.

The CR women took the initiative early and led 46-36 at halftime, thanks in large part to some good shooting from the perimeter.

Taylor drained five of the team’s 10 first-half 3s, with Bree Northern adding three more.

“We had the lead pretty much the whole game and we were able to maintain it and play solid defense,” Tuey said. “We were able to handle their physicality.”

The Corsairs held San Mateo to just seven points in the third quarter to stretch the advantage to 14.

Darienne Kartes and Bobbie Purify each finished with 15 points in the win.

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