Bob McLellan, Shooting Star
Sicilee Williams (left-center) shoots a jump shot over a Chadron State defender.

Make it an even dozen. Westminster women’s basketball (13-2, 11-0 RMAC) defeated the Colorado Christian (CCU) Cougars (8-9, 6-5 RMAC) on Saturday to extend its win streak to 12. The Griffins are unbeaten in conference play and sit atop the standings with Colorado Mesa.

Westminster led by six at the end of the first half, 28-22. The first quarter was a back-and-forth battle. Westminster scored the first three baskets of the game for the initial lead. CCU battled back into the game with a couple of free throws and a 3-pointer. CCU finished the quarter with a four-point lead after two ties and three lead changes.

Points were harder to come by during the second quarter. Denise Gonzalez and Sicilee Williams each hit a three in the opening five minutes to take the lead back. The Cougars tied the score twice in the next couple of minutes before Westminster went on a 6-0 run to close out the half in the lead, 28-22.

The Griffins stretched their lead to nine in the third quarter and further separated themselves from the home side during the fourth quarter. Westminster went 5-for-10 from the field, 2-for-5 from the beyond the arc and perfect from the stripe on 11 attempts, finishing the game with an 18-point win.

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Williams led the Griffins in scoring for the second-straight game. She logged 37 minutes and led all scorers with 17 points. She finished 5-of-7 from the field and was perfect from the three (3-for-3) and the free-throw line. Williams also led the the Griffins with seven rebounds and two steals.

Kaylee Carlsen was Westminster’s second-leading scorer with 16 points. She led the team with four assists and recorded a block in 35 minutes.

Kaitlin Toluono went 7-of-7 from the stripe to score 11 points. She recorded two steals and four rebounds. Olivia Elliss grabbed seven rebounds and a block. Gonzalez pulled down six rebounds.

The Griffins are on the road again next week. They take on Western State on Friday and Colorado Mesa on Saturday.