Mountain Lions keep on rolling, beat Adams

By Mike McNeeley published January 31, 2004

Maybe itâ€TMs a little early to be throwing around the old “p” word, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is playing playoff-caliber basketball right now.

One night after knocking off conference powerhouse Fort Lewis, the Mountain Lions recovered from a slow first half to dominate the Adams State Grizzlies 69-55 at the Lionsâ€TM Den.

Julie Richards broke her own school record for blocks in a game, sending away nine Grizzlie shots. Richards also had 14 points and nine rebounds.

B.J. McNeally led the Mountain Lions with a game-high 21 points, 17 of which came in the second half.

The Mountain Lions shot just 28.6 percent in the first half and found themselves down 24-19 at the break. CU-Colorado Springs had nearly twice as many first half turnovers, 11, as it did field goals, six.

But the Mountain Lions looked like an entirely different team in the second half. CU-Colorado Springs shot 48.1 percent in the second half, outscoring Adams 50-31.

The Mountain Lions opened the half with an 8-0 run to take a 27-24 lead. A few minutes later, McNeally put the Mountain Lions up 40-34 with a 3-pointer from the right wing. Adams State went on a mini-run to cut the lead to 40-39 with 9:35 to go. Thatâ€TMs as close as the Grizzlies would get.

The Mountain Lions held Adams State without a field goal over the next six minutes, going on a 12-0 run to put the game away.

Jennine Sauter had 16 points and 10 rebounds for CU-Colorado Springs, while Meghan McGee added 11 points and a team-high 12 rebounds.

Meagan Hoffman led the way for the Grizzles 17 points and 15 rebounds.

CU-Colorado Springs is now on a three-game winning streak and has won five of its last seven games.

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Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FSr.
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Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FFr.
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CSo
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CFr.
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Meghan McgeeMeghan Mcgee41FJr.
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