Winless Wildcats no match for Mountain Lions
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs broke its four-game losing streak by walloping the Johnson and Wales Wildcats 91-47 Tuesday evening in the Lionsâ€TM Den
Dolly Fiedelman led CU-Colorado Springs with a career-high 23 points and Stephanie Sauter added 18, also a career-high.
The Mountain Lions offense, which had been stagnant as of late, looked as good as it had all season tonight against the Wildcats.
â€œWe worked a lot yesterday in practice shooting the ball when we had an open shot,â€ said Fiedelman. â€œEveryone on this team is capable of making those open looks.â€
Julie Richards and Jennine Sauter opened the game hitting a pair of open looks, back-to-back 3-pointers from the same spot just off the left wing. The Mountain Lions stayed hot from behind the 3-point line for early, knocking down 38.9 percent of their 3-point attempts in the opening half.
The Mountain Lions (5-7) led 23-4 just over six minutes in and by halftime were up 62-23. The 62 points the Mountain Lions had at halftime was not only a season high, but CU-Colorado Springs failed to put up that many points total in more than half their games this season.
The Mountain Lions forced Johnson and Wales (0-13) into 37 turnovers and were able to quickly transition many of the Wildcatsâ€TM miscues into points.
The Mountain Lions dominated the glass, outrebounding the Wildcats 53-40 and pulling down a season-high 31 offensive rebounds. The Mountain Lions got great rebounding out of their guards as Maribeth Martinez had eight boards to lead CU-Colorado Springs. Nicole Opferman and Fiedelman each had five offensive rebounds.
â€œThis should give us a little more confidence with Nebraska-Kearney coming in (Friday),â€ said Fiedelman. â€œThey are a really tough team and we are going to have to fight hard to beat them.â€
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