Next level: Carstens among top scorers for Chicago State

Nikiski’s Bethany Carstens has carried her scoring touch to the college ranks this year as one of Chicago State’s top players.

The Chicago State freshman is among the Division I Cougars’ leaders in scoring and has twice led the team in points this season, including a pair of 20-point showings.

The 2019 Nikiski grad scored a game-high 20 points in a Nov. 16 loss to Oakland (Michigan) University, then had 20 in a loss against Cal Santa Barbara at the Nugget Classic in Reno, Nevada. In the latter game, Carstens shot 4 for 7 from three-point land. Carstens currently ranks third in the Western Athletic Conference in three-point shooting with a .486 mark.

Chicago State (0-8 overall) is led by Kourtney Crane in scoring with 14.0 points per game. Carstens currently ranks third on the team in scoring with 12.8 points per game, while also averaging 24.3 minutes with a .526 field goal percentage and 2.5 rebounds.

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