Cardinal Classic Day 1: Castleton State Spartans Vs Potsdam State Bears November 17th 2023

NCAA Division III Women's Basketball
block shot
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Potsdam State' Jenna Cotter (25) with the block shot on the chippy down low for the block. It would be the opening game of the first day of the Cardinal Classic and it would feature the Castleton State Spartans from the Little East Conference and the Potsdam State Bears from the SUNYAC. The offenses would be on display through the first quarter as the Potsdam State Bears would have a slim 21-18 lead after the first quarter. The game would stay close through the second quarter as the Spartans would win the quarter by a slim 15-13 and take the 36-31 lead into the intermission. When the teams returned for the third quarter it would stay close but the Spartans would get the quarter but close by a 19-16 score and the Bears would have the two-point lead at 52-50 as they entered the 4th quarter. In the fourth quarter, the game would stay close but the Bears would extend the lead to six for the 79-73 win. In the winning effort for the Bears, Jakia Howard would lead the way with 28 points as the Bears will play Bates tomorrow for the Cardinal Classic title. Gallery

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