Basketball

CR women set up huge showdown at Butte

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Bring on Saturday.

The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team set up what is likely to be a championship-deciding clash at Butte on Saturday with an 83-73 win at Siskiyous on Thursday night.

With the win, the Corsairs improve to 6-1 in the Golden Valley Conference and back into a tie with Butte atop the standings.

The two teams now hold a three-game lead over the chasing pack and play at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

They each have two games remaining after that.

Ashley Quigley continued to impress against Siskiyous, scoring a team-high 24 points, while Brianna Green again had a big impact at both ends of the court, chipping in 16 points.

The ever consistent Dennise Horton added 14 points, as the CR women have now won four straight and nine of their last 10.

“It wasn’t the prettiest win,” head coach Jain Tuey said. 

The Corsairs had problems hitting their 3-pointers in the opening half, but still led by five at the interval, before the home team rallied in the third quarter and led by four points at one stage.

The Corsairs, however, played with composure down the stretch, doing enough to pull out the win in what could easily have been a trap game.

Juliana Ortega-Miranda continued to inspire her teammates, coming off the bench to post a big 3-point play late in the game to give the Corsairs momentum to close out the win.

“We held on and got the job done,” Tuey said. “We had to work out some kinks, but better tonight than on Saturday.”

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