Highlands takes out CU-Colorado Springs

By Mike McNeely published January 26, 2005

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost a tough game to the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls 64-58 in Las Vegas, N.M. Tuesday night.

Tara Podpah led the Cowgirls (8-8, 5-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) with a game-high 26 points on 8-for-18 shooting as Highlands got its fourth straight win over the Mountain Lions.

Cold shooting was once again the Mountain Lions (6-10, 2-8) undoing. CU-Colorado Springs shot 25.2 percent for the game.

Despite their shooting, the Mountain Lions led for most of the first half after holding the Cowgirls scoreless over the gameâ€TMs first 4:00. CU-Colorado Springs took it biggest lead of the game with 7:20 to go in the first on a Nicole Opferman free-throw that put the Mountain Lions up 19-12.

CU-Colorado Springs led 30-29 at the break and opened the second half with a 6-1 run to take a 36-30 lead. It was all downhill from there. The Cowgirls exploded with a 19-2 run that put them comfortably ahead 49-38.

CU-Colorado Springs made a late run to get back into the game. An Emily Jenkins free-throw with 4:10 remaining in the game cut the lead to 55-54. But the Mountain Lions missed eight of their final nine shots from the field.

Jenkins led CU-Colorado Springs with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Lindsay Arnoldus had 12 points, four rebounds and two steals.

 

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