Basketball

Plenty of offense for CR women in tournament opener

The College of the Redwoods women dropped their opening game at the Shasta Tournament on Thursday, falling to Sierra 100-84.

The Sierra women broke open a tight game with 29 points in the third quarter, stretching a four-point lead to 18, and that would prove to be the difference.

The Corsairs enjoyed a strong offensive performance, with three players scoring in double digits.

“We came out in the first half really fired up and ready to play,” CR head coach Jain Tuey said.

Taylor Murray led the way with 17 points, including 4 3-pointers, while Ashlynn Maddeaux added 16 points and Abiona Katri had a big game off the bench.

“I’m really proud of how we played tonight,” Tuey said. “It was a complete 180 from our weekend at the Sierra tournament (two weeks ago).”

Bobbie Purify also had a big game, finishing with 14 points, as the Corsairs scored 10 3s.

The third quarter, however, belonged to the Sierra women, who improved to 6-1.

“In the second half, Sierra wore us down, and we couldn’t keep up with their pace,” Tuey said.

The Corsairs, who are now 2-4 on the early season, will continue tourney play on Friday.

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