Charger women’s basketball moved itself to 2-0 on the week Saturday with an 88-75 win over College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. Madelyn Deitchler poured in 24 points in the victory, two off her career best.
The Flames outscored the Chargers 23-17 in the first quarter, but BC put up more points in each of the final three quarters for the win. The Cliff led by five points with 10 minutes to play, but the visitors were able to go up by 10 with about five minutes on the clock and hold on for the win.
Deitchler’s 24 points was a game-high. Three other Chargers scored more than 10 points on the afternoon. Konnor Sudmann dropped in 19 points and led the team in rebounds with seven and assists with six. Payton Slaughter chipped in 15 points by going 5-for-5 from the field and added five assists, four rebounds and three steals. Alyssa Carley had 12 points and a team-best five steals.
As a team, the Chargers shot 54 percent from the field and 44 percent from beyond the arc, compared to 49 percent field goal shooting by the Flames and a 45 percent success rate from the 3-point line.
Briar Cliff will return home to the Newman Flanagan Center for a pair of home games to finish the regular season. The squad will host Jamestown Wednesday night and Doane Saturday for Senior Day.