Composed CR women win their second straight

File photo – Makaila Napoleon continued to impress for the Corsairs on Saturday.

Two days after struggling to hold on late in a victory against Feather River, the College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team turned in a more complete performance in a 76-70 win at home to Siskiyous on Saturday afternoon.

The win was the second straight for the Corsairs, who were clutch in the fourth quarter.

“I thought we played very composed,” head coach Jain Tuey said. “We played together the entire game.”

Ashley Quigley and Rachel Valdez each scored a team-high 20 points, as the Corsairs improved to 2-2 in the Golden Valley Conference and leapfrogged Shasta in the standings to move into third spot.

Makaila Napoleon added 19 points, while Kathryce Danzuka hit some nice shots, according to the coach, and Lily Shelton continued to give the team a strong post presence.

Most notably, the leadership shown by Quigley and Gracie Betts helped settle the team down when things wen’t going their way.

“We had two good practices leading into today’s game and I think it really showed,” Tuey said.

Quigley and Napoleon each also hit some big free throws late in the game to help hold off a quality Siskiyous team that is now 3-2 in conference and 15-5 on the season.

Next up, the CR women will play at Lassen on Thursday of next week, before playing at Feather River next Saturday.

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