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Optimism Runs High Despite Home Loss

The second-place Red River Rebels held on to defeat CMU, despite a courageous comeback by the Blazers in front of a vocal home crowd.

The home team displayed plent of energy in the first-quarter, out-rebounding and out-playing the Rebels on way to a 20-18 lead. Nina Schroeder scored 8 of her season-high 15 points in the quarter and pulled-down 6 rebounds. Full-court pressure forced CMU into numerous turnovers and elevated the Rebels to a double-digit lead at the half-time break.

Carrera Lamoureux shot her team back to 48-48 from the free-throw line when Red River head coach Jaenas Pangilanan was ejected in the third quarter after being assessed four technical fouls for arguing with the game officials. Lamoureux sank 7 of 8 free-throw penalties, giving life to the Blazers while at the same time energizing the 200-plus spectators.

Kristen Young and the Rebels pulled away on an 8-0 run that included three consecutive jump-shots for 6 of her game-high 22 points and a 73-63 Red River win. Lamoureux led CMU with 20 points and added 9 rebounds, while second-year forward Kathleen McCullough pounded the glass for 15 boards to compliment her 9 point night.

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