Afoa helps Mines lock down No. 2 seed (Basketball)
Anchorage’s Savannah Afoa delivered a strong performance on both sides of the ball tonight to spark Colorado School of Mines to an 81-69 road win over Chadron State.
The win was crucial because it clinched second place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, securing a home playoff game in the first round.
Afoa, of Dimond High fame, scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked three shots in just 15 minutes as a starter.
Colorado School of Mines upped its record to 20-7 overall, 14-5 in league. The team also features Palmer’s Allie Grazulis, a frosh who came off the bench to score two points in seven minutes tonight.
The NCAA Division II Orediggers will host third seed Metro State (16-11) on Tuesday. The winner advances to the tournament Final Four in Pueblo, Colo., later in the week.