GILLETTE, Wyo.--The Gillette College Pronghorn women (4-1) knew Colorado Northwestern wanted vengeance for the 69-68 loss the Spartans suffered on Nov. 2nd. However, Gillette College didn't allow that to happen with a 62-51 victory on Thursday night.
Alicia Carline and Bridget Cargal led the way for Gillette College in the first half, with Carline sinking all six of her free throw attempts and making two deuces as well. Cargal took care of business outside the arc, going three-for-three in the first stanza and finishing with four triples in the game.
There were seven lead changes and one tie in the first half. The Pronghorns took the final lead change at 21-19 off of one of Cargal's threes. Breanna Thomas, who got the start Thursday night, helped get the momentum back for Gillette before that final lead change by fighting for three offensive boards on an attempt to score two points under the basket- she was successful in doing so.
In the second half, Chelsie Pitt, who was relatively quiet in the first half, made some marks on the scoreboard with 12 points. Six of those points were from beyond the arc.
Gillette College committed only four fouls in the first half and 11 in the game. That stood out after Head Coach Will Rider wanted to play aggressively in games without committing those penalties. Colorado Northwestern only made four out of eight attempts from the charity stripe because of the Pronghorns effort. Gillette College, on the other hand, went 75 percent from the line, as it sank 15 free throws.
The Pronghorns will be without Freya Newton for the rest of the season, as she tore an acl in the first half of Nov. 1st's game against Northeastern Junior College. Newton, who verbally committed to play for Idaho State the day before she injured her leg, will file for a medical redshirt this season and will have three years of eligibility for the Bengals starting next year in Pocatello. Idaho State will still grant Newton her scholarship. It will be about a six to eight month recovery time for Newton, who is recovering from surgery.
The Pronghorns play McCook Community College, a team with a new coach and off to a slow start on its season, on Friday night at 5:30pm. You can hear the game on 93.3 The Legend and online at https://www.network1sports.com/station/kled.
Pronghorn Scoring Summary