Mountain Lions best Western
If the Mountain Lions can shoot, theyâ€TMve got a shot.
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs outshot, outscored then outlasted the Western State Mountaineers in the Mountain Lionsâ€TM 65-49 victory Tuesday night in Gunnison, Colo.
CU-Colorado Springs (5-9, 4-4 RMAC) shot 53.6 percent in the first half, which led to a 41-25 lead. The shooting cooled off â€" way off â€" in the second half, but, despite 22.2 percent shooting in the second period, the Mountain Lions held on for the win.
For the game, CU-Colorado Springs outshot Western State 38.2 percent to 36.2 percent. That statistic illustrates a much larger trend; When the Mountain Lions can shoot, they can reach the stars. Or at least the playoffs.
Fact: CU-Colorado Springs is now 4-0 when it shoots a higher percentage than its opponent and 1-9 when itâ€TMs outshot.
B.J. McNeally led the Mountain Lions with 21 points, four assists and four steals. Meghan McGee added 11 points and nine rebounds, while Jennine Sauter had 10 points. Elise Hazelwood blocked three shots to go along with her eight points and seven rebounds.
Stephanie Coleman had nine points and nine rebounds for Western State (2-14, 1-7).
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