Winless Wildcats no match for Mountain Lions

By Mike McNeely published January 11, 2005

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.

“We worked a lot yesterday in practice shooting the ball when we had an open shot,” said Fiedelman. “Everyone on this team is capable of making those open looks.”

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.

“This should give us a little more confidence with Nebraska-Kearney coming in (Friday),” said Fiedelman. “They are a really tough team and we are going to have to fight hard to beat them.”

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FFr.
Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FSo
Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FJr.
Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FSr.
Nicole OpfermanNicole Opferman30GSo.
Nicole OpfermanNicole Opferman30GJr
Nicole OpfermanNicole Opferman30GSr.
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CSo
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CFr.
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CJr.
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CSr.
Dolly FiedelmanDolly Fiedelman3GFr
Dolly FiedelmanDolly Fiedelman3GSo.
Dolly FiedelmanDolly Fiedelman3GJr
Dolly FiedelmanDolly Fiedelman3GSr.
Stephanie SauterStephanie Sauter32GFr.
Stephanie SauterStephanie Sauter12F
Maribeth MartinezMaribeth Martinez14G
Maribeth MartinezMaribeth Martinez14GJr.
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