Colorado State University

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The three points fell Tuesday night at Moby Arena, as Colorado State edged Colorado West, 86-56. The Rams were down 14 threes in the win, including 7-for-7 in the first quarter. Meghan Boyd led CSU with 22 points, shooting 7 for 11 from the floor and 7 for 9 from downtown.

“This team shoots the ball well,” said the head coach Ryun Williams. “We’re a good three-point shooting team. Meghan is a very, very good three-point shooter. I think we shared the ball and I think our decision-making was really good tonight – finding pace shooters Players ready to catch and shoot is a big part of that percentage.”

Colorado State started fast, taking a 27-12 lead after the first quarter, in which the Rams hit seven threes to close the frame. CSU extended its second-quarter lead to 20 points before closing the half, scoring near the hoop, making its final four baskets in the paint.

After the break, Colorado State’s defense tightened up and held the Mountaineers to a game-low 10 points in the third quarter. The Rams offense didn’t slow down, dropping another 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including 5-for-7-of-3. In the final 10 minutes, CSU was able to play much off the bench and trailed by no less than 35 after a pair of free throws from Marta Leiman.

The Rams had three players with double-digit scoring, led by Boyd with 22, followed by McKenna Hofschild with 20 of 8 of 10 shots. Cailyn Crocker also hit double digits with 16 points and was 4-for-4 behind the arch. Both Cali Clark and Hannah Ronsiek downed six boards each, while Ronsiek landed three interceptions. Hofschild added eight assists to his tally and had no turnovers to accelerate his assist-to-turnover ratio to 28:3 on the season

Colorado State will hit the road for the first time this season when they take on Mississippi State on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. MT. The game will be on SEC Network+ and will stream on Power 102.9 and the Varsity Network.


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