CSU Women’s Basketball Charges into the 2018-19 Season
By: Dixon Lawson
In their pregame, Colorado State Rams looked confident and ready for the season opener against Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds. Both teams opened up the 2018-19 regular season; setting the tone for the games to follow. Head coach, Ryun Williams, starts his 7th season at CSU and hopes to keep that winning attitude from the past 6 seasons.
Williams is (136-58) as CSU’s head coach. He helped get Mollie Mounsey, a transfer from Seward Community College, who is an excellent three-point shooter; leading the nation in three pointers made. Combined with the already strong line up, this team could prove deadly for anyone going against CSU this year.
The first quarter was led by CSU who made 40% of their field shots and 100% from the free-throw line, unlike ENMU who couldn’t get any of their shots to fall which lead to their early deficit. Not to be outdone, ENMU bounced back in the second quarter making more of their shots, as well as raising their defensive play, creating a late comeback by freshman guard, Zamorye Cox. With under a minute to play in the second, Cox had a great steal, which won two easy fast break points and a lead into halftime. For CSU the majority of their scoring came from sophomore center, Lena Svanholm, as she went 4-5 from the court during the first half as well as two rebounds.
The second half is where the offense for CSU came alive. 23 of the 72 rams’ points came from sophomore guard, Lore Devos. She couldn’t be stopped from the free-throw line in the paint, going 7-8, before she fouled late in the fourth. Her presence on the boards also showed with 11 rebounds. Svanholm continued to produce finishing with 14 points and 7 rebounds. The rams won their first game of the season with a strong second half (72-46). They will be traveling to the University of Colorado to play the Buffalo’s on Wednesday, November 14th.