UCCS finds outside touch inside Gallogly
COLORADO SPRINGS - Terrific outside shooting, 11-of-22 on 3-pointers, by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs allowed the Mountain Lions to beat the Adams State Grizzlies 67-36 Friday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
If UCCS senior Payden Ackerman has any senioritis, it sure didn't show against Adams State. The 3-point specialist looked ready to stay and play a third period if the referees would let her, and why not - she went 4-of-8 from downtown on the night.
Ackerman's freshman teammate Abby Kirchoff did plenty of her own damage, going 3-of-4 on 3-pointers to go along with three steals.
Of course when you get as many free possessions as UCCS got from Adams State open looks are everywhere you turn.
A sloppy first-half by Adams State saw the Grizzlies accumulate more turnovers (16) than points (15) by the break and saw UCCS lead 33-15.
The majority of the Mountain Lion's scoring in the first-half came from an unlikely source - the 3-point shot. UCCS has not shot particularly well from beyond the arc this season at 27 percent, but found their shooting touch early going 6-of-12 to open the game.
Excellent marksmanship by the Mountain Lion's continued in the second-half where they went 5-of-10 from 3-point territory, lead by Ackerman who went 4-of-8 on her way to 12 points.
In addition to Ackerman's shooting performance, Kirchoff (14), Danielle Brown (8) and Jeri Pikul (6) went a combined 7-of-10 from 3-point land on the night.
Jessica Brown came through big defensively with five steals to go with 13 points of her own.
14 different Mountain Lions saw action in this one, as big second-half leads that reached as high as 37 gave UCCS coach Corey Laster a chance to dive deep into his bench.
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