Rio Grande Defeats First Ranked Opponent Of The Season

Patrick Gifford

Updated Sat, Feb 1, 2014 5:03 pm
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Kaleb Carter
Freshman guard Miranda Frase directs traffic in Rio Grande's matchup with St. Catherine College on Jan. 16. The RedStorm defeated St. Catherine 95-71.

For the first time this season, the Rio Grande RedStorm women’s basketball team has defeated a NAIA Division I ranked team. The RedStorm defeated the No. 21 Cumberlands Patriots 88-81 on Saturday, snapping Rio’s four game losing streak.

The victory improves Rio Grande’s record to 15-8 overall and 4-7 in the Mid-South Conference. The loss drops Cumberlands to 14-7 overall and 8-3 in the MSC.

Rio Grande will next travel to Shawnee State University on Feb. 8 to take on the Bears. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.