Another statement win for CR women

The Corsairs knocked off a higher ranked team in women’s basketball for the second time in a week on Friday, with a comfortable 76-59 win at Feather River.

The win was the team’s fifth straight and 12th in 13 games, as the CR women improved to 2-0 in the Golden Valley Conference and 14-3 overall.

Feather River came into the game 2-0 in conference and ranked No. 11 in NorCal.

“It was a big game for us,” CR head coach Jain Tuey said. “And having had the game canceled yesterday, I was hoping that we’d stay focused.”

It took them a while to really get going, but once they settled down the Corsairs comfortably took care of business, quickly stretching a two-point halftime lead with a strong third quarter.

“We started a little slow. We weren’t running our offense. We were a little off,” Tuey said. “I think we came out a little more relaxed in the third quarter.”

Darienne Kartes had a big night for the CR women, finishing with a team-high 17 points, including five 3-pointers.

“That was huge for us,” Tuey said.

Dennise Horton also had a big night with 15 points, while Ashley Quigley finished with 14 and Bree Northern 13, in what was a balanced performance from a deep roster.

“It was definitely a collective group effort for sure,” the head coach added.

The Corsairs will have another tough road game on Saturday when they play at Lassen, which is No. 20 in the state.

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